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Old 07-29-2012, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default Speed Bench question

Just opening this out there for everyone to share their thoughts on.

Have a look at this video, in particular look at where my elbows go on the first 5-6 recorded sets when I'm using close to medium grip:



The elbows drop below my torso and then push up very violently. The speed I got on some of the more explosive sets is what I'm working towards so I definitely want to keep the pace up. However today especially I got a little elbow pain, normally I'm fine. So I'm wondering whether it's because of my longer arms/shallower chest making for a stroke which potentially puts my elbows at risk.

For comparison sake here's a video of some raw 1 board work. Compare the elbow position here, I had no elbow issues whatsoever with these:


If that's the case, would training the speed day mostly to a 1 Board make more sense for me given my body proportions? I have done a 1 Board cycle before, and it felt great and it was fast. Perhaps that's what I should target. Because ultimately I want to get not only faster but faster with more weight as well.

Thoughts?
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