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Fazc 11-27-2011 04:39 PM

Paused Bench Press - Pavel Style
Here is an article by an old buddy of mine, some of you might recognise him as having written for HG in the past:

Purposeful Primitive Online Blog Archive Pause Bench Presses ? Pavel Style

Some discussion was raised on the speed of eccentrics in Bench Pressing, this article covers that.

Off Road 11-27-2011 04:55 PM

Marked for reading later...

big_swede 11-27-2011 05:08 PM

Very good post F. Thanks!

LtL 11-27-2011 05:20 PM

Very well written and insightful article. Thanks Fazc.


ILoveLifting 11-27-2011 05:24 PM

Wouldn't lowering heavy weights quickly with a less than firm grip be dangerous?

Off Road 11-27-2011 06:08 PM

Sounds like the exact same technique I use for pin presses. I will have to give it a try on my regular benches, except the fast negative sounds kinda spooky. But I'll set the pins just under the chest so I just have to deflate to hit them.

jslep 11-27-2011 07:07 PM

good read but i don't know...........this goes against everything i thought i knew and when the weight is enuff to crush a mans sternum do i really want to play the "loosey goosey" approach.

Fazc 11-28-2011 03:28 AM

My only answer to the question of danger is that most of what we do as competitive lifters is dangerous, there's no way around that. But it's a matter of weighing up the risks vs rewards on an individual basis.

For me a faster eccentric actually produces less shoulder strain that a slower descent, there's less time under tension and more strength left to press upward. Also I don't feel a thing on my sternum with a faster descent. So for me the trade off is worth it.

I would certainly try it to get a proper idea before dismissing it however.

markievicz 11-28-2011 04:36 AM

great link, thanks for posting Faz

LtL 11-28-2011 04:38 AM

I'd add that I too don't feel any pain whatsoever upon touching with a fast eccentric and would agree with Fazc that a slow eccentric hurts me more especially in my shoulders and elbows.


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