Andrew Hopf

Andrew attended the University of Waterloo and obtained both a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology (2007) and a Master’s of Science degree in Exercise Physiology (2009). Andrew is currently the President of Next Level Performance Training Inc ( which operates 2 training centres (Cambridge and Stratford Ontario). Andrew has been the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Owen Sound Attack in the Ontario Hockey League for the past 6 years and continues to pursue his dream of reaching the NHL as a strength and conditioning coach.

Tips to Having a Safe Bench Press Workout

The DB Bench Press and all of its variations is an open chain multi joint upper body movement that primarily recruits the pectoralis muscle groups along with contribution from the triceps brachii, anterior deltoid with assistance from all muscles attaching to the scapulae and abdominal wall to ensure proper movement of the scapulae and the humeral head within the glenoid fossa of the scapula. Yeah…a tonne of jargon that essentially means, it works a lot of stuff and you need to work hard to do the movement!

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