Bench Press


#1

Is Barbell bench press bad for pitchers?


#2

Eric Cressey says that is. His reasoning is that it stretches the anterior portion of the shoulder capsule which leads to instability. Dumbbells are not as bad because you can turn your hand(supinate) when you bring dumbbells to your chest.


#3

It’s fine. Much ado about nothing with regard to the barbell bench press. Not my favorite exercise but hardly the worst.