Originally Posted by big valsalva
My only thought, and I'm not picking on anyone, only thinking out loud; how can you count it as a full rep if you don't have a fixed starting and ending position? ie. racking the bar across the clavicles and going to lockout. That's why I always TOUCH MY SHIRT on bench preses. It gives me a sense of a full rep, and keeps my weights honest.
Don't know that it matters. Do what's best. I may even start lowering the bar to my chin, just to get some numbers moving.
I kind of feel the same way...I like to just barely get to my chest and make contact on bench, then explode up. For Mil Press, if the bar doesn't get past my chin, I don't count that rep unless I'm doing super heavy weights..
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