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Old 07-02-2011, 09:57 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by gaspers04 View Post
Hmmm, striking my curiosity. Is it similar to board pressing and is it an actually useful tool or a gimmick?
It's not a gimmick. I don't know if it helps strength much but all reviews state that it really helps the shoulders, which I need right now. I can't train over 70% very frequently anymore without picking up minor shoulder strains.

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Originally Posted by jslep View Post
i know two guys in my gym that have these and about 5 others that borrow from those two. seems to really hold you to form so preventing injury is a major plus with it.
Perfect. Thanks for the info hombre.

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Originally Posted by Aurik View Post
My understanding is that it is a tool -- it lets you get used to locking out heavier weights than you could otherwise, helps protect your shoulders, and helps reinforce the groove.

I wouldn't expect it to be a miracle "increase your bench by 100lbs in a month" gadget, but I can certainly see how either the Slingshot or the Ram could be effectively incorporated into a program.
Ryano stated to me that benching in a shirt really helps his shoulders. I honestly wasn't aware of that before this week. So it got me thinking...

I think for anyone that trains alone and can't train/get in a shirt this might be a great second choice sot save some shoulder wear and tear.
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