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Old 01-09-2013, 12:48 PM   #900
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Originally Posted by miked96 View Post
I pause all normal benching except the occasional high rep backoff. I got lucky and started with USAPL/USPF lifters and they made me pause all my benches and squat below parallel. Sometimes the pause gets quick when I am training by myself but I never deliberately just bounce it off my chest. Its the best exercise for building bottom end strength and I am never surprised at a meet.
Very interesting and I think very worthwhile approach. I have never thought of doing paused benching all the time. I once received advice to not do paused all the time. However, I think your bang on with the no surprises at meets. I have been surprised at both my meets on bench. Looks like your approach may be a route for me to take. With that said, one of my problems at my last meet was my tremors. The rear judge red lighted me because he said the bar sunk into my chest after pausing. I blame my tremors for that. Perhaps more or all puased benching would help me with that.
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