Originally Posted by yuik
try using machines or isolation cheast lifts.
also socialize if possible ask for a spot and do the bar. nothing compares to it for gaining strength. its like doing back without deadlifting.
also strengthen your forearms , do hammer curls, wrist curls, and other forearm lifts.
i take it your pretty tall and not that heavy?
I was always told that the bench press with barbell was bad for your shoulders and back?
Anywho, I am 6'4" and 185 lbs. I am not lanky by any means (though I think I am actually pretty light for my height?), I just have nothing but lean muscle on my legs, upper back, shoulders and my arms. I have a little bit of weight left on my stomach/chest/lower back that I am trying to get rid of.