What is your gut reaction when you see a video of a youth athlete performing Olympic lifts? How about an older adult doing a deadlift? Is it appropriate? Is it safe? Should you be performing them? How do we begin strength training? As we move into summer programs, especially for our youth athletes, these questions need to be answered! This article will offer the key FUNdamentals regarding how to begin strength training for youth athletes, as well as a FREE program to get you safely started!
The bench press is perhaps the most recognized and famous upper body exercise. It has been suggested the bench press has its roots dating back to ancient greek times. For hundreds of years, there have been countless discussions inside and out of gyms regarding training tips, myths, and actual scientific facts for what can help with breaking bench press plateaus. With so much information coming in and out of the gym from “experts”, it's hard to filter out the good versus the bad. In this article, we’ll break down scientifically proven ways to maximize your bench press gains, break PRs, and how to improve your bench press gains!