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Old 08-18-2011, 03:42 PM   #51
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I think my hips are moving back too much and Im just generally not sure im doing them right. I really want to progress on these so want to know im doing them right.


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Hi Carl,

First rep your knees started to bend. After that it looked better. Hips moving back are ok. Just concentrate on riding the bar down the legs until you are about to lose the tightness in your lower back. You might want to go a bit more controlled on the descent - not quite as fast.

I was taught to stick the arse back while riding the bar down.
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Looks like you're doing the 2nd pull of a clean, below the knee hang clean, without the acceleration.

RDL you need soft knees but they don't go into flexion.
Lock your lumbar region TIGHT, engage your lats and pin the bar to your body.

Push the bar down your thighs to the limit of your hamstrings and snap up!

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Look solid enough to me. As an old scouse lifter once told me, when you're coming back up you need to "f%$k the wall". Which I think was his delicate northern way of saying your hips need to thrust forward.
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Thanks for the feedback guys. i think I am trying to hard to drop the bar down lower and bending at the waist too much. I will concentrate on not doing that and stretching out the hammise more.

Thanks again, bench vid will be up later

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Bench Vids... 80kg x 6 and 95kg x 6..

Lighting is not good or angle and I should wear a light coloured t-shirt next time. If you can see anything then let me know, and let me know some video tips for next time too





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Very good. Your set-up was soooo much better in the second video the difference was like night and day. Whereas in the first video your looked shaky and uneasy, you looked strong and the stroke seemed shorter in the second video despite the weight being heavier.

Maintain that solid set up, with shoulders rigidly pulled back and tight lats for all your sets.

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Most everything looks solid. My main concern is your elbow positioning. Your arms/elbows look a bit flared. This hints at another problem...when your lats are tight it's almost impossible to bench with your arms flared.

Raise your elbows parallel to the ground and pull your lats together. You can feel your shoulder blades a bit, but that's about it. It's not a good "platform" for the bench nor for stability.

Now, tuck your elbows about at 45 degrees and pull your lats together. You should be able to feel all that beefy back muscle coming together.

Also, think of the bench as an anti-row. You don't barbell row with arms flared because it's unnatural. You row with the arms tucked. This is how you should bench...arms give or take 45 degrees for starters.

When you are doing bench eccentrics you want to mentally "row" the weight towards your chest, keeping the back tight and contracted.
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so if you were looking at me from above arms would be at 45 degrees to the body, NOT 90 degrees to the body ????

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so if you were looking at me from above arms would be at 45 degrees to the body, NOT 90 degrees to the body ????

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About 45 degrees out from the plane running from head to toe.
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