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Old 09-13-2012, 11:41 AM   #24
Bodybygamma
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Originally Posted by big valsalva View Post
Good session, BBG. Quick question. Axel Bench Pres (with feet on bench), what exactly does that do for you? I see a couple of cats BP'ing this way at the gym, and one fella actually has his feet up in the air (kinda like he fell over backwards in his chair). Is it more tricep focused, or what? I'm in a BP rut. My max hasn't budged since April. I'm looking for all sorts of help.
Feet on bench keeps your hips higher but they still must be planted stable not to be confused with the body builder dipshit way as I call it. I bring the bar down with my lats using a wide grip isolating my chest keeping my upperback tight so this motion focuses on strengthen the upper half of the bench so I can be strong without an arch. The axle does make the movement harder on the forearms and a bit more triceps since your hands are more open the goal is to make a regular barbell feel very light when gripping hard in comparison.

Add in some db flies from all different angles if you don't do them already for more pec stimulation and nothing works lockout strength like some narrow grip IMO
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