Tip: The 4-Minute Video Guide to Raw Benching

Want to build strength AND size with the bench press? Here's how to get your form to match your goals.

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Many lifters learn the bench press from powerlifters. And powerlifters certainly know a lot about it. But remember, their goal is to lift the most weight possible for one rep, and they often use special lifting shirts.

If your goal is to build size as well as strength, and you lift raw (without a stretchy lifting shirt), then your pressing form will be different. Here's a quick video lesson.

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