Video: The Importance of Lat Involvement for Benching

Chris Duffin

Contributor - Champion Powerlifter

Portland, Oregon, United States



This video will examine how developing your lats is an effective way of improving your bench press. Here are some cues and tips on how to harness the power of the lats within your bench press.


We will start by looking at cues you can use to help engage the lats, and how this works in practice. We will then take a closer look at the setup and see how to use external rotation combined with body position to fire the lats into action at the bottom of the lift. Finally we will discuss how the lats are also important in maintaining position for the squat and the deadlift.

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