Blast your shoulders & core + prehab your body with the alternating arm bench press:
– Use lighter weights to recruit more of the stabilizer muscles into the movement pattern.
– This should light up your core as your body fights to stabilize a weight moving on only one side.
– This can act as a screen to identify and correct any left-right imbalances. (When doing a 2-arm move like the traditional bench press with a barbell, imbalances can hide and actually get reinforced.)
– Use high reps (15-20) to help the brain learn the pattern.