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Old 07-30-2012, 07:13 AM   #6
Fazc
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Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
Regardless of rules etc. what that tells me is that your angle to the bench is not at it's best. Your foot drive is pushing into your back and not your arms very much, plus some force is lost in the flexibility of your foot. So your best force into the bar only comes when your butt comes up off the bench and your angle is better.
I've re-read this a few times Mike, I just don't get what you mean sorry?

I'm not using any foot drive, I just hold the position statically. You can't drive with your feet back like that, the drive comes with the feet out. Feet back is solely for the arch. I can actually get my feet further back with just toes on the floor, and that means a better arch with less chance of butt going up. My set-up was all over the place in that video as I noted in my log, so the butt raising is something I usually keep under control.

I have a feeling this might be something useful but I don't understand what you mean at the moment.

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Originally Posted by Ryano View Post
I did notice that you are short stroking many of your reps(not to full lockout) and you are not flaring your elbows at the top of the lift.
Do you have any videos of your speed sets Ryan?

I want to see how you do it, I can lockout fully if I slow down a little like I do in the second video I posted. I do rotate elbows sometimes on max lifts but I don't really want to be rotating my shoulders back and forth on speed sets. Surely that rapid and repeated rotation is a recipe for disaster? I much prefer to go up and down.

Good idea to minimise the close grip sets though.
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