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BendtheBar 07-01-2012 07:23 AM

Increasing the Bench Press
 
Because the bench press can be such a frustrating lift, I thought it would be appropriate to dedicate a thread to it, ala "Increasing Strength".

Post:

--Questions
--General Thoughts
--Workouts
--Quotes
--Videos

Anything else bench related.

kitarpyar 07-01-2012 10:16 AM

subbed into this thread for the great info that will follow.

kitarpyar 07-01-2012 10:17 AM

I will kick it off with a question. For those who are unable to get much of a leg drive in this lift, what do you recommend they do differently?

BendtheBar 07-01-2012 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kitarpyar (Post 255542)
I will kick it off with a question. For those who are unable to get much of a leg drive in this lift, what do you recommend they do differently?

One small tip Roger Ryan taught me...drive my heels down. I had a tendency to stay completely up on my toes, and Roger told me that I still have to force my heels down. When I press now I focus on driving my heels to the floor.

With my heels up, my legs would twitch like I was having a seizure. That wasn't good for my stability or drive.

If I'm missing anything with this, I hope someone will chime in and add to it.

BendtheBar 11-21-2013 02:47 PM

A good read on how Rubish's bench was fixed.

http://www.lift-run-bang.com/2013/11...-i-helped.html

Kleurplaay 11-21-2013 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 429558)
A good read on how Rubish's bench was fixed.

http://www.lift-run-bang.com/2013/11...-i-helped.html

definitely a good read

but this part
Quote:

If you're pulling 800 and can't bench 400, you're not strong. Again, lots of people are going to take offense to this, and I don't care. If you bench 500 but can't pull 600, you're not "strong".
is just ridiculous

Adamite1114 11-21-2013 05:43 PM

A good way to work on keeping elbows in? And is it normal to loose strength when trying to keep elbows in?

I wasn't aware of elbow placement until just a few months ago. And even though I'm working on it I feel like I'm loosing strength because of it.

Last question, where should the bar touch my chest when it comes down?

BendtheBar 11-21-2013 07:15 PM


Adamite1114 11-21-2013 07:48 PM

The embedding won't work. Can you post the link, BTB?

MadScientistOfMaB 11-21-2013 08:16 PM

Should you always pause when training bench or does touch and go have its benefits? Should you train without arch or should you always/normally train like its a meet?


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