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Old 07-01-2011, 02:09 PM   #1
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:16 PM   #2
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It looks promising as a bench training tool. I like the possibility of saving the shoulders some wear and tear.

I just ordered one. We'll see how it goes...
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We have a Ram. Training partner loves it. He had some major shoulder issues, but he can wear it and have no problems when benching.
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We have a Ram. Training partner loves it. He had some major shoulder issues, but he can wear it and have no problems when benching.
I get shoulder strains from benching 275+ too frequently. I am really hoping this will help some. Training at home, and having limited cash, alone really limits how funky I can get. Would be nice to work heavy weight more consistently without as much physical penalty.

I'm pretty strong off the chest. It's the mid-bench that is hardest for me.
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I'm pretty strong off the chest. It's the mid-bench that is hardest for me.
Have you tryed to pin press, If you are able to but the bench seat in to your squat. You can do alot more with it, an also if that was possiable. You can always tie resistance bands to the bottom of the Rack. (I could not tell if your bench was able to be moved.
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Steve, I'd love to hear how it works out for you. I'm tempted to drive down to House of Pain and buy one...
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I've got both a slingshot and a Titan RAM. Both give you some support at the bottom and keep you in a good groove to prevent injury. BUT, the RAM is much better made, made in U.S.A. and will last much longer. Slingshot is made in Asia. I'll be at USPF Nat'ls next weekend at the O'hare Crown Plaza hotel in Chicago with some RAMs for sale. I'm working a booth for Ken Anderson Powerlifting. If you want to try one out, come out and see me.
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I've got both a slingshot and a Titan RAM. Both give you some support at the bottom and keep you in a good groove to prevent injury. BUT, the RAM is much better made, made in U.S.A. and will last much longer. Slingshot is made in Asia. I'll be at USPF Nat'ls next weekend at the O'hare Crown Plaza hotel in Chicago with some RAMs for sale. I'm working a booth for Ken Anderson Powerlifting. If you want to try one out, come out and see me.
Crud. That's what I get for my impulse buy. Thank goodness they are fairly inexpensive.
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There's going to be a Slingshot-sponsored benching event in my home town on the 7th. Several of the guys from Strongman WA will be there for a laugh - I will try it out and report back.

Not that I know squat about shirted benching. I just want to see how much it bumps my bench numbers up.
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