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Wild Bench Press

Unique Core Conditioning

This exercise is a unique way to perform a Bench Press that will work your chest and condition the core muscles.

Bench Press that will work your chest and condition the core muscles

How To…

1. With the help of a spotter, begin the bench press with a manageable light weight

2. Warm up by engaging the required motor units to execute the exercise

3. Un-rack the bar, then lower to a 90* (at the elbow) isometric hold

4. Twist the lower torso from side to side in a controlled manner while engaging your core

5. You may also include alternating leg extensions (i.e. bicycle kicks) in order to condition the core in a different manner.

Special Considerations

Please note: This is an advanced exercise and should not be performed by those who are beginners and/or have limited conditioning.  Condition the specific muscles and/or movement patterns required to perform the exercise BEFORE attempting this exercise. Do not attempt if you have lower back injuries.

André Noël Potvin, M.Sc, CES, CSCS, TFL, is a Clinical Exercise Specialist and Owner of Infofit , North America’s Premier School for Fitness Professionals