Why Bench Pressing is Causing You Shoulder Pain


There is no denying that the bench press is the most popular exercise – walk into a gym at 5 o'clock on a Monday (aka International Chest Day) and try to find an open bench. You can't. Even though it is put on a pedestal like no other exercise, the bench press is equally infamous for wrecking your shoulders. Don't let this scare you into cutting it out of your routine altogether, though. Just make sure to avoid these costly mistakes. Elbows flared out. If your elbows flare out to 90° (perpendicular to your torso) at the bottom of your bench, [...]