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Rolled-Up Towel For Forcing Your Shoulders Back and Together in the Barbell Bench Press
This is a quick tip that can help you get more out of every barbell bench press you do! In order to maximize chest involvement, you need to get your shoulders back - that can be tough to remember to do when you're on a flat bench.
So roll up a towel and lay it on the bench lengthwise, where your upper back is going to lay down.
When you lay down, the rolled-up towel will be right between your shoulders blades. Your shoulders will be forced back on their own accord. It's a great massage for your spinal cord too!
Try this with light weight first, as there is some balance required. But it's a simple solution to teach you how to get your shoulders back when doing a bench press, which is critical to really activating the pecs in the exercise.