Earthquake Bar Bench Press

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Earthquake Bar Bench Press

This Home Gym Hack is going to work on strengthening your upper body stabilizer muscles by mimicking the Earthquake Bar bench press. To do this exercise you'll need a weight rack, a weight bench, weight plates, and two mobility bands. 

Start by feeding one mobility band through a weight plate and then hang it from the end of the barbell. Do the same to the other side of the barbell so there is weight hanging on both ends of your bar. You'll find you need to do significantly less weight than your normal bench press. As you begin bench pressing, the hanging weights will cause movement in the bar, forcing you to focus on staying tight and controlling the bench press. This is a great exercise to add into your chest day to help you improve your benching.

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Equipment needed:

  • Rack
  • Bench
  • Barbell
  • Weight Plates
  • Mobility Bands
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