New Chest Variation: Neck Press

I just added this bench press variation into my workout routine: the Neck Press

If you’re like me who constantly has a tight chest, you will FEEL this exercise – and feel it quickly. This is not an ego boosting, heavy-as-you-can-go movement: GO LIGHT to start. Trust me, you’ll feel it. I use this exercise before I do my regular sets of bench presses.

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Take your basic bench press, but slide you body down low on the flat bench to allow you to lower the bar over your neck, rather than your chest. Bring the bar down slow, just until it touches your neck, pause, and bring the bar back up to your starting position.

Try this chest routine:

3×12 Neck Press superset with Pushups to exhaustion (no rest between)
3×12 Bench Press (superset with another muscle group)
3×12 Smith Press (superset with another muscle group)
3×12 Flat Bench Cable Flyes (superset with another muscle group)
**I always try to superset with another muscle group to maximize a workout

Now tell me you don’t feel that? You won’t be able to lift the same weight after the Neck Press x Pushups, but still try to safely lift heavy sets to finish the workout. Keep your rest times short as you can.

Happy lifting

Matt for TrainRite

 

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