How to set up for the bench press – Galway Strength and Performance

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How to set up for the bench press

Not getting tight enough is one of the most common mistakes in the bench press. Getting tight will help you build a stable base for the lift which will help you lift more weight and reduce the risk of injury.

4 tips
– begin your setup with your chest underneath the bar
– set your feet
– pull your upper body forward then push back on your traps
– pull your feet backwards to make sure your butt doesn’t leave the bench

Check out the video below to see how Coach Matty sets himself up for the bench press.




Comments (1)
  1. Jonelle Schaal Reply

    Excellent article. Keep writing such kind of information on your blog. Im really impressed by it.


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