I'm Dave Dreas here at Arizona Training Lab in Phoenix, Arizona and here are a few tips on how to improve your bench press for high school combines. High school combine is going to test our bench press strength. So I'm going to give you three exercises that are going to help you get stronger for that movement. The first exercise is the king of all lifts, the push-up. You've got to master the push-up before you can make it to the bench press. When performing a proper push-up make sure that you lead with your chest, keep your core nice and tight and have your elbows at a 45 degree angle. The second exercise you're going to perform is the dumbbell chest press. When using dumbbells, you're going to activate more muscle fibers by stabilizing the weight, very similar movement to the bench press you're going to lay flat on the bench, you're going to grab dumbbells that you feel comfortable with, you're going to lay flat and you're going to press up towards the sky then lower the weight in a controlled fashion. Repeat for repetitions. The last exercise is a barbell bent over row which is going to target the muscle fibers in your upper back. This will help you during your pressing motion of a bench press. When performing the exercise, make sure you keep your chest up and have a nice neutral spine. You're going to grab the barbell with an underhand grip and you're going to pull towards your chest retracting your shoulder blades. Those are three great exercises to help increase your bench press for high school combines. I'm Dave Dreas. Thanks for watching.