Always enlist a spotter when performing bench presses.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Article # 181. What Are the Benefits of Bench Presses?
What Are the Benefits of Bench Presses?
The bench press exercise activates a large number of muscle groups in the upper-half of your body. Such groups include your pecs, deltoids, your forearm muscles, hand muscles and your abdominals. Add the bench press to your workout to build your strength for push-ups, improve your power for sports performance and build bone density in your upper body. The American College of Sports Medicine encourages older adults to use multi-joint, free-weight exercises as a method of improving bone mass, muscular strength and muscular endurance.