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5 Barbell Bench Press Alternatives And Variations For Chest And Shoulders

5 Barbell Bench Press Alternatives And Variations For Chest And Shoulders

The original publishing date of today’s article was back on June 4, 2018.

Too many people today misuse and abuse the barbell bench press which is exactly why I felt today was a good day to bring this post back into the light. Make sure you use these variations to improve your chest and shoulder gains while minimizing your shoulder pain.

Just make sure to read, apply, and share this one out with friends to help spread the word!

  1. Do you currently utilize the barbell bench press to pack on chest muscle? 
  2. Do you currently experience shoulder pain or discomfort from bench pressing? 
  3. Are you hitting plateaus on your bench press failing to make further strength gains? 
  4. Are you interested in other innovative bench press variations, or alternatives for massive chest gains and strength? 

If you’re currently rolling in on Monday’s to hit what the rest of the health club world refers to as National Chest day then today I want to present you with some slightly different exercises. You can incorporate these on your chest days. Consequently these will also help you to make strength and muscle gains while cutting down on shoulder pain. Give these bench press alternatives a try and give me your feedback!

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Shoulder Integrity: Packing For Stability And Mobility

Shoulder Integrity: Packing For Stability And Mobility

The original publishing date of today’s article was back on January 21, 2016.

If your shoulders give you trouble during your training then you need to make sure you read this article from the archives. Today’s post will cover an interesting technique for you to employ in your training. This will guard and strengthen your shoulders from injury. Read and apply.

The key to being a great Jedi master is being able to tap into the light side of the force. Although this is the case many tend to fall victim to the dark side. Likewise the key to developing a super strong body is making sure that you tap into mastering the health and strength of your shoulders.

And like some fall victim to the dark side many also fall victim to having a lack of shoulder stability during certain movements. Today I’m going to dive into this concept a little deeper. I want to do this so you can be confident in having some strong shoulders for your big lifting days.

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What Are The Best Shoulder Exercises For Strength And Function?

What Are The Best Shoulder Exercises For Strength And Function?

  1. Are your shoulders strong and functional?
  2. What shoulder exercises are you implementing to build strong injury resistant shoulders?
  3. Are you looking to transform your fitness and strength?

Well when it comes to training shoulders most articles I typically see for this seem to recommend training tactics that emphasize more aesthetics in terms of the approach to training the shoulders.

Aesthetics are great, but shoulder function is better. Besides the aesthetics will come if your shoulder joint can exhibit mobility and stability the way it should be able to in the first place. Form always follows function…not the other way around!

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Shoulder Integrity: Priming And Strengthening Your Shoulders For Performance

Shoulder Integrity: Priming And Strengthening Your Shoulders For Performance

Today I pulled this article from the training archives as I thought it would meet a need if you’re looking for better ways of strengthening your shoulders for movement.

If you experience shoulder pain, discomfort, or stiffness then I thought this article would be a good fit for you. If you’re not experiencing shoulder pain, or stiffness I still think this article would be a good fit for you. If you don’t have those issues then my guess is you certainly don’t want them.

  1. Are you experiencing tightness and immobility in your shoulders? 
  2. Do you experience shoulder pain on a regular basis? 
  3. Are you currently using any exercises to prime your shoulders for movement prior to your training? 
  4. Do you want to learn how to develop and maintain healthy strong shoulders for the long haul? 

Are you looking for a better plan for strengthening your shoulders? When it comes to training these days many people really have to work to prime their bodies before they can even get into the driver’s seat to start doing any work. Since the career world has transitioned to including jobs where sitting has taken precedence over physical activity the need for priming the body for movement is a bigger deal now more than ever.

We can couple this with the fact that technology has also created an entire generation of lazy individuals that have lost a great deal of function in their bodies. This is the case due to many people developing postural imbalances and weaknesses from crouching over and looking at computer screens and handheld devices for the majority of the day. Because of this coaches and trainers have to constantly battle through these issues on a regular basis. Today I want to talk about some ways we can enhance your shoulder integrity and prime and strengthen this mobile joint for other more useful activity compared to just holding and reading your cellphone.

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5 Reasons You Could Be Having Shoulder Pain

5 Reasons You Could Be Having Shoulder Pain

  1. Are your shoulders starting to become more and more bothersome during your workouts? 
  2. Are you constantly feeling discomfort, pain, and stiffness during and after your training sessions? 
  3. Is your shoulder discomfort starting to discourage you from your training?

If you are experiencing shoulder pain in your training then today I want to talk about some sins you might be committing in your strength and conditioning that might be causing you some discomfort. When it comes to training for optimal results you must be able to understand and address your body’s needs before anything else.  Today’s article should be a good place for you to start looking for just that.

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