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If you’re a man, you probably don’t want to read this article.  But you probably should.  Actually, a real man is willing to take a look at what he’s always done in consideration for a better way.  There is a better way to strengthen your chest and arms than bench pressing.  In fact, over time bench pressing can cause significant shoulder pain and dysfunction. 

It all started decades ago, with the popular floor press. In the 1930s the floor press evolved to a wooden “bench” or box with the use of a barbell.  By the 1950s bodybuilding was on the rise, and with it, the popularity of the bench press grew.  The bench press started becoming over-emphasized as a training exercise in the 1970s.  As a disproportionate amount of focus was placed on the bench press, the movement grew in popularity as a common benchmark of masculine strength.  For decades it has been considered the gold standard of upper body strength lifts. But it is not and should not be a standard of strength.

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Why Are Shoulder Issues So Prevalent?

 

As fitness professionals we are always on the look out for ways to improve one thing and one thing primarily: that is, results.  In this business, if you don’t get results, you don’t have a business.   In this post, you will learn why shoulder issues are so prevalent, why you should care about the upper extremity mismatch and how this information will improve the results of your training sessions. Ultimately, a better understanding of the shoulder girdle, along with an understanding of the upper extremity mismatch, will enable you to more safely and effectively train the upper body without risk of shoulder injury.

Let’s start at the beginning, with an understanding of what exactly is meant by the “upper extremity mismatch”, which can be directly linked to the reason why so many people suffer with shoulder and rotator cuff issues:

 

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