The bench press is a staple exercise for strength training and powerlifting. It’s also one of the most popular lifts in the world, with millions of people performing it on a regular basis.
The bench press is also one of the most dangerous exercises you can do.
When done incorrectly, the bench press can put your shoulder joint at risk for injury. It’s very common to hear stories about people who have injured their shoulders while doing the bench press and had to stop lifting weights altogether.
In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the bench press: its history, how it works, why it’s so popular and how safe or unsafe it is depending on how you perform it.
Last modified: October 18, 2022