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Old 04-01-2013, 11:15 AM   #4
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I don't think it does anything for me, but I lift fast all the time. Warmups, work sets, everything is as fast as I can push it.

Fazc had a post a while back about tricep dominant benchers versus chest dominant benchers. Chest dominant tended to be more explosive lifters, but not so good when the lift slows down, while triceps people were "slower" but better grinders. Same with posterior dominant squatters (slower) versus quad squatters, btw.

It makes sense to me, and I think if you are not naturally a dynamic bencher, then speed probably does work. But if you are already pretty explosive, probably doesn't do much but add volume as Tuscherer thinks.

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