If you’ve been benching the same weight for months and feel like you’re still not ready to move up, you might be tempted to ditch the exercise entirely and do something different. Instead, all you may need is to make a small adjustment—like a change in your grip or stance. You never know when a “micro change” could make all the difference to get things going again.
This is where it really pays to have someone looking at your form. That used to mean being onhand… I spoke with a high level coach recently about how the technology has revolutionized her ability to provide feedback to clients because she can now have them upload footage for her to review on her time. I remember how self conscious I felt being in front of large mirrors, but once I got over the anxiety I found them to be an excellent tool.