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CallmeKing 03-09-2010 06:14 PM

Bench Press question
 
I always seem to struggle right off the chest and as soon as I get it about 4-5 inches up it just flys up any suggestions on how to improve off the chest?

Shaolinkiwi 03-09-2010 06:17 PM

Hmmm maybe try using bands - I think they are supposed to help build strength in that off chest area.

There was a thread a while back here about them.

BendtheBar 03-09-2010 06:32 PM

Where are you bringing the bar down on your chest. On the nipple, above the nipple, or below the nipple?

CallmeKing 03-09-2010 06:37 PM

Below the nipple

BendtheBar 03-09-2010 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CallmeKing (Post 35913)
Below the nipple

I just wanted to make sure you weren't benching with your arms at 90 degree angles.

CallmeKing 03-09-2010 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 35915)
I just wanted to make sure you weren't benching with your arms at 90 degree angles.

I just got off the phone with one of the trainers at a local powerlifting gym and it seems like a great place I'm thinking of signing up there after 2months at 24hour gotta wait for my first and last month payment to be done with.

ehubbard 03-09-2010 06:52 PM

I would try some Paused Benches, and use some DB Bench as well as accessory work. Try and focus on bar speed too, off the chest, whether that means specific speed work with bands or just trying to be explosive with all your reps is up to you.

CallmeKing 03-09-2010 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ehubbard (Post 35923)
I would try some Paused Benches, and use some DB Bench as well as accessory work. Try and focus on bar speed too, off the chest, whether that means specific speed work with bands or just trying to be explosive with all your reps is up to you.

Thanks man. Will do.

onetiredkris 03-09-2010 07:40 PM

I like to throw a few sets of partial reps in, light weight and focusing on the lower half of the movement. Gets me kind of used to that particular area.

CallmeKing 03-09-2010 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onetiredkris (Post 35945)
I like to throw a few sets of partial reps in, light weight and focusing on the lower half of the movement. Gets me kind of used to that particular area.

Thanks, will try this also.


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