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LtL 06-14-2011 04:44 PM

Andy Bolton - Bench Press Technique
 
If my US cousins would like me to translate Andy's Yorkshire accent, please let me know :D



LtL

BendtheBar 06-14-2011 05:28 PM

Nice. I need to add these to the compilation section.

ILoveLifting 06-14-2011 11:52 PM

Nice videos al. Thanks.

Does anyone have any tips on how to keep separation between head and shoulders and or how to keep shoulders down?

ILoveLifting 06-15-2011 11:40 AM

Bump

LtL 06-15-2011 11:56 AM

What do you mean separation ILL?

Keeping your shoulders and upper back tight can be achieved by gripping the bar tight and trying to bend it. That will activate your lat's and keep you tight.

LtL

ILoveLifting 06-15-2011 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by LtL (Post 145074)
What do you mean separation ILL?

Keeping your shoulders and upper back tight can be achieved by gripping the bar tight and trying to bend it. That will activate your lat's and keep you tight.

LtL

Hey al, What I mean by separation is keeping space/distance between your chin/head and your shoulders/traps while benching. I'm having to literally stretch my neck out like a turtle to create space, it feels awkward and uncomfortable.

LtL 06-15-2011 12:10 PM

Sounds like you need to relax your neck muscles but I'd need to see a video really to understand what you mean.

LtL

ILoveLifting 06-15-2011 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by LtL (Post 145082)
Sounds like you need to relax your neck muscles but I'd need to see a video really to understand what you mean.

LtL

Relaxing the muscles sounds like it may help. Thank you.
I've been told elite lifters keep an incredible amount of 'separation' during the whole lift. I guess that's why some big benchers lift their head off of the bench in mid set. You may have noticed steve doing that in his db benching video.

Aurik 06-15-2011 12:28 PM

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Thanks for the vid, Al. I do think I'm going to have to invoke my own Yorkshire translator though...

ILoveLifting 06-15-2011 01:08 PM

Scot Mendelson 1087lbs:Creating 'separation' by lifting head off of bench



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