Hey guys, i’ve been meaning to share this little pro tip for a while now I just haven’t had the opportunity. This is more for athletes striving to make required benchmark goals, but a useful tip nonetheless.
When I was 19, I had just made my first junior hockey team in Rochester New York. The summer prior to the season, each player had required benchmarks to get to for specific exercises like bench press, squat, pull ups etc… At the time, I had just began working out and was not very strong. I was bench pressing about 185 pounds, which was a little over my body weight. This is typically a good thing, however I was required to reach a 250 pound bench press by the beginning of training camp in August. I worked super hard all summer, but a few days before training camp I was still struggling to life 245 pounds. It was at that moment in the gym when my mentor told me that flexing different parts of your body while lifting could add an additional push to your lift. Sure enough, I tried the tip and it added an instant 10 additional pounds to my lift.
When it comes to lifting, there is always small techniques you can implement in order to get more out of your workout. Check out @Scotthermanfitness on youtube for all the best lifting tricks and tips!