View Single Post
Old 09-19-2011, 09:12 AM   #11
J_Byrd
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 21,229, Level: 91 Points: 21,229, Level: 91 Points: 21,229, Level: 91
Activity: 28% Activity: 28% Activity: 28%
 
J_Byrd's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: St. Johns, FL
Posts: 5,831
Training Exp: 15
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Squat
Reputation: 450691
J_Byrd is one with Crom!J_Byrd is one with Crom!J_Byrd is one with Crom!J_Byrd is one with Crom!J_Byrd is one with Crom!J_Byrd is one with Crom!J_Byrd is one with Crom!J_Byrd is one with Crom!J_Byrd is one with Crom!J_Byrd is one with Crom!J_Byrd is one with Crom!
Default

Sounds like your set up is correct. If you have a chance take a video of the full set up, and a rep or two. Be sure that as you receive your lift out that it is taken all the way out to the spot you want to bench at. You want to keep from having to work too much on the rotation on the lift out as that will cause you to flatten and lose some lat. There is a fine line between control and speed. You have to find what area will work for you. A far as keeping the lats tight, just make sure the bar is pushed out all the way to where you want it. Get a big breath of air at the top before you descend, and hold it. Next be sure that you are squeezing your shoulder blades together through the lift. If your lats are not sore the day after benching, you are not using them fully in my opinion. Obviously this is all meant to be done for one rep. If you had to do more reps, then you will need to breath ha ha.
__________________
Best meet lifts: 1040squat, 705 bench, 730 deadlift
Best total: 1040-680-730=2450
Pro Total@308

Proudly sponsored by

http://muscleandbrawn.com

http://bigworkoutplan.com/

http://www.andersonpowerlifting.com/Default.asp


"This is about strength, not getting a 10.0 form score from the Russian judge" Steve Shaw
J_Byrd is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links