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Old 02-28-2012, 03:46 PM   #12
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OK, great advice everyone. I will give it a try. Obviously, I need to stay tighter, so I'm working on that. I sed a belt today and that showed me clearly where I when I wasn't tight. So, I think I can get much better with that.
Also, more practice will help with that leg drive and initial burst, so I'll keep working on that.
However, I've noticed when I concentrate on rowing the bar down, I think it lowers too slowly and then I start grinding right from the get go.

Anyway, great stuff! I will keep working and testing your ideas to see what works for me.

I also figured a video might help. Now, this is not one of my better paused bench attempts, as I lost my breath at the beginning and had to try to regroup right from the start. But, it should give you all some idea of things I need to work on.


Thanks in advance for all your help!
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Best meet lifts: Sq 150 Kg (330 lb), Bench 120 Kg (264), DL 160 (352) @89 Kg (197)
Best gym lifts: Sq 375, Bench 280 (pause), DL 385 @205 or less
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