Vertical and lateral forces applied to the bar during the bench press in novice lifters.

@article{Duffey2011VerticalAL,
  title={Vertical and lateral forces applied to the bar during the bench press in novice lifters.},
  author={Michael J Duffey and John Henry Challis},
  journal={Journal of strength and conditioning research},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 9},
  pages={2442-7}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine the vertical and lateral forces applied to the bar during a maximal and a submaximal effort bench press lifts. For this study, 10 male and 8 female recreational lifters were recruited (mean height: 1.71 ± 0.08 m; mass: 73.7 ± 13.6 kg) and were asked to perform a maximal and submaximal (80% of maximal lift) bench press. These lifts were performed with a bar instrumented to record forces applied to it, via the hands, in the vertical direction and along… CONTINUE READING