How to Destroy the ‘Lockout’ Phase of the Bench Press
The exercise in the video above is called the Tate press—a.k.a elbows-out triceps extension. It’s a must-do if you have trouble with the “lockout” phase of the bench press.I’m one of those people. My shoulders and back are strong from loads of kettlebell work and powerlifting, but my triceps aren’t, well, pulling their own weight. I hit a slow spot about six inches off my chest during heavy bench presses.