Spare Your Shoulders: Bodyweight Moves for Max Bench
Fun fact: without ever touching the barbell, gymnasts lift some pretty serious weight, and thanks to Gymnastic Strength Training, increasing your max bench press can be a fun and diverse process.
Are you ready to learn some of the best exercise combinations to increase your bench press AND make strength gains at the same time? Manipulating leverage to increase the difficulty of gymnastic exercises is your first step. This single principle is why gymnasts are able to make crazy size and strength gains through Gymnastic Strength Training™ alone.
If you want to increase your bench press, it’s beneficial to step away from the barbell from time to time and instead supplement your training with some bodyweight work. When you return to the weights after implementing some GymnasticBodies pressing progressions and mobility exercises, you’ll surely see a bump in your strength and possibly a new PR!
Gymnastic Strength: Get Max Bench and More
One incredible thing about bodyweight pressing moves is that they have a multitude of strength boosting benefits, including an increase to your bench press. On the other hand, training bench press alone is less transferable to other facets of fitness. And let’s not forget to mention that GST™ is a fun and guilt-free way to keep working towards your weight training goals while developing some impressive skills.
Pressing exercises can be manipulated in a multitude of ways when it comes to bodyweight training, and the GB Courses contain a wealth of progressions to help you grow from every angle.
This isn’t some random assortment of movements either! Coach Sommer has consolidated decades of bodyweight training research into a catalog of the most effective exercises, so your training consists of only the most potent and practical movements. The same movements that have produced insanely strong athletes, from elite gymnasts to a new breed of fitness enthusiasts! And guess what? Everyone who works through the GymnasticBodies Curriculum turns out to be top end physical specimens, gifted with incredible mobility and strength. Take these beasts to the weight room and some serious weight is sure to get moved around.
Multi-Plane Body Weight Pressing
As you progress through the phases of the GB Foundation Series, you will become proficient in horizontal pressing, dipping, overhead pressing, and, the most dynamic category of all…. multi-plane pressing.
So, what makes multi-plane pressing so special? These complex exercises transfer to every other pushing, pressing, and dipping exercise you will ever do. This includes the bench press. How could it not? Being able to press your bodyweight through horizontal and vertical planes automatically makes you one of the most dynamic athletes on the planet. You’ll have insane strength, superior coordination, mastery of balance, and the mobility to back those attributes up!
Simultaneously, GB Training will increase your range of motion, joint health, and fill in every single gap in your physical preparation. This means that when you return to bench pressing, you’ll have more mobility, stability, and absolutely zero weak links holding you back. Your full potential will be accessible thanks to the complete coverage Coach Sommer’s programming provides.
So what are you waiting for? Expand your movement toolset, invigorate your training, and begin mastering GymnasticBodies Upper Body pressing movements and you’ll be sure to see more than just an increase in your bench press strength!