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Old 04-27-2010, 03:58 PM   #11
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Also, try to tuck your elbows in to your sides: don't let them flair out.
+1 on that...

This is my biggest problem...I find my elbows flaring during a real heavy push sometimes. I get a much better feeling in my whole chest when I keep them tucked in...
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Thanks for all the tips, you guys! I took it a bit lighter today because I wanted to focus on form, and I've got it down to a T now! I found it was because I wasn't focusing on keeping my lats tight, and my wrists in line, thus putting too much stress on my arms and such. Feels much better now
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Yep, keeping the back tight and shoulders "pinched" are difficult for me to execute as well. Also, using your legs to drive your back into the bench...oy! Too much to think about. My head hurts.
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Yep, keeping the back tight and shoulders "pinched" are difficult for me to execute as well. Also, using your legs to drive your back into the bench...oy! Too much to think about. My head hurts.
The leg drive really helps. It makes you feel like you're glued to the bench rather than all wobbly, heh.
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