View Full Version : bench slip question

11-09-2010, 05:26 PM
i train at a commercial gym and when i try to get tight and get a good arch the bench is slippery and i end up just pushing myself off the bench. what can i do to make it so its sticky?

11-09-2010, 06:16 PM
If it has a decent grip on the bar maybe try some chalk or buy some gloves.

Brian C
11-09-2010, 07:08 PM
Put chalk on the bench pad. Works like a charm. I have to do it every set, but I dont slip at all.

11-09-2010, 09:00 PM
Chalk or stickum'... If your gym allows it. If not get out of the fluff gym! JK :)

Brian Hopper
11-09-2010, 09:20 PM
I spray some stickum on the bench pad and it works fine for me.

11-10-2010, 12:03 AM
stick'um spray works well. chalk is a cheaper alternative and readily available. dont forget to put some on your back if exposed (or back of the bench shirt).

11-10-2010, 05:30 AM
You can also throw a thick terry towel on the bench and secure down below your torso with a bungee cord. Sometimes a guy just isn't in the mood to have sticky on his back ;)