Head position/movement w/bench/incline press

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    Mark James
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    Curious about your advice on head positioning and movement during bench or incline pressing. Most of my clients have none (head against pad), some have some (head either starts and inch or so above the pad or moves there during exercise) and a few have a lot (head starting or moving 2-3 inches above pad) but it hasn’t caused any issues (such as unwanted scapular protraction or elevation) as far as I can tell.

    I personally get a better mind-muscle connection when I lift my head a touch (cervical extension, I think it’s called). I think I keep my shoulders down/back and chest pushed out better when allowing my head to move. Not that my experience applies to others which is why I’m asking here 😊😊
    Thanks!

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    Joe
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    Curious about your advice on head positioning and movement during bench or incline pressing. Most of my clients have none (head against pad), some have some (head either starts and inch or so above the pad or moves there during exercise) and a few have a lot (head starting or moving 2-3 inches above pad) but it hasn’t caused any issues (such as unwanted scapular protraction or elevation) as far as I can tell.

    I personally get a better mind-muscle connection when I lift my head a touch (cervical extension, I think it’s called). I think I keep my shoulders down/back and chest pushed out better when allowing my head to move. Not that my experience applies to others which is why I’m asking here 😊😊
    Thanks!

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