Chest day means bench press day for most active guys, which isn’t always a bad thing. The exercise press is an old standard for a reason—but that shouldn’t mean that you’re doing nothing but the same old flat bench and barbell press every single time. Switch up your routine or add a little extra spice to finish off your workouts if you’re after next-level gains.
Men’s Health Fitness Director Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S., uses moves like this half-bench single-arm finisher to work his chest in different, creative ways that you haven’t seen before. You’ll work your chest with the pressing—but you’ll hit other muscle groups, too.
“This bench press is all about core accountability, about making sure your glutes and abs are turned on as you’re benching, and that you’re not simply lying on the bench,” Samuel says.
By Brett Williams