#7 Negatives For Bench Press
For this tip you need a spot! Grab a gym junkie buddy to spot you for all negative exercises.
If you don’t know what a negative is it’s a good thing to learn if you’re trying to make strength gains anywhere. Negatives are essentially the lowering phase of an exercise. Negatives are by definition about 1.5 your 1RM, so we are talking very heavy weight.
You will want to lower the weight slowly to your chest and resist it as much as possible, then with your friends spot they will lift it back up. Negatives are a great way to dramatically improve your strength and your one rep max for the best chest exercises.