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Achilles 09-06-2010 04:56 PM

Bench Press and hand placing
 
How do I figure out how wide to get the bar when benching (I mean benching PL style)? Do I have to go by feel? Or is there a general rule to follow. Because when I watch PL vids they all place there hands very wide. I place them around shoulder width.

MMA Max 09-06-2010 05:02 PM

I go to those rings and place where my hand feels good but so I get a nice deep chest press

Achilles 09-06-2010 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MMA Max (Post 80199)
I go to those rings and place where my hand feels good but so I get a nice deep chest press

Yeah I do it the same. But since I want to compete in a PL meet I think I need to go wider since that will decrease my ROM. Altough when trying it, it feels very unnaturel.

BendtheBar 09-06-2010 05:46 PM

Arm placement has to be set around your body, and shouldn't be arbitrary. Here's a video I made that might help:


gaspers04 09-06-2010 05:53 PM

Yeah ! What he said ^^

andys_trim 09-06-2010 06:04 PM

1) Look at the traps on that guy :mh:

2) I have a horrible habit of bending my wrists back towards me when I am benching

onetiredkris 09-06-2010 06:09 PM

i always liked that video btb. good stuff

BendtheBar 09-06-2010 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andys_trim (Post 80220)
1) Look at the traps on that guy :mh:

Thanks Andy. :mh:

This video says ti better than I ever will:


andys_trim 09-06-2010 06:35 PM

Not meaning the hi jack the thread, but are you still planning on coming down here in October?

rippednmichigan 09-06-2010 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 80210)
Arm placement has to be set around your body, and shouldn't be arbitrary. Here's a video I made that might help:

YouTube - Proper Bench Press Setup

I believe it's around 1:19 BTB say's nipples, lol.


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