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1/4/2015 9:59:04 PM - Paul
Not sure if anyone has had this problem before but the benches at the gym I go to are pretty slippery and it's hard to really stay tight and not let my shoulders slide around. Any advice on what I can do to fix this? I was gonna try to bring some chalk but I'm not sure if that would add any grip to the surface. Thanks


Yes, you can do two things.

First, the Naugahyde on the bench pad might be slick because the gym staff is cleaning it with an oil-based cleaner. Sometimes these can leave a film that makes the bench too slick. A good degreaser can sometimes help.

Otherwise, you can take a couple of resistance bands and loop them lengthwise around the pad, criss-crossed at the center of the pad. This should give you plenty of traction to bench big.

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