The upper block (or vertical thrust) loads the same array of muscles as pull-ups, which means that in many cases it can serve as an excellent alternative.
For example, for beginners who find it difficult to perform pull-ups, working with the weight of their body, or as an element of diversity in the training of more experienced athletes.
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Do you believe or not? but it is the push-ups on the uneven bars that load more muscles than the bench press. If you turn to history and return to the 50s, it turns out that the push-ups on the bars with the burden had the reputation of an excellent basic exercise for the chest. But the wave of technical progress and the thirst for profit of the first manufacturers of sports equipment led to the emergence of numerous simulators and various accessories. One of these innovations was the familiar bench for bench press, and the popularity of push-ups turned to bench press. Continue reading
Press narrow grip is considered the most effective exercise for the development of the upper part of the triceps, well increasing its volume and strength. But, despite the greatest working weights, in comparison with other exercises for the triceps, lifted in this exercise, it is not the base for pumping triceps. The reason for this is simple: along with the triceps, the top of the pectoral and anterior bundle of the deltoid muscles also work.
In the bench press with a narrow grip, there is another undoubted advantage: he is wonderfully working through the form of a tricep. Continue reading