BENCH PRESS "ACROSS" THE BENCH.
Here is an interesting, but very challenging variation to the traditional Bench Press. In terms of it's relative significance, the conventional version is an exercise burdened with way too much responsibility and credit. However, with this radical adjustment to position, overall adaptations through core and posture become more specifically targeted. Alignment at the bench is taken up at right angles, with the lumbar curve positioned at the forward edge of the bench. A spotter passes the loaded bar to the participant, and the normal eccentric/concentric phases are performed. Initially, loads will be high, so resistances need to be considerably reduced. However, as adaptations occur, as is indicative of all Bodii concepts, appropriate increases will become possible. Highly inclusive and unsupported core strength and core stability requirements are essential. A demonstration can be seen in the slideshow below.
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