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LtL 10-05-2011 02:55 PM

The Bench Press is NOT dangerous.
 
People just do it wrong.


LtL

BendtheBar 10-05-2011 03:04 PM

That's a keeper.

It goes along with the fact that there is no "bodybuilding bench press form" that is somehow completely different. A bench press is a bench press. You certainly don't need to use leg drive if you don't want, and you certainly don't need a superhuman arch, but you do need proper setup and execution.

Flat bench, arms flared benching is not acceptable. Love your shoulders. They love you.

Kuytrider 10-05-2011 03:28 PM

Anything is dangerous when performed by an idiot! :D

BendtheBar 10-05-2011 03:30 PM

I did flat back benching for nearly 20 years and I pay the price now.

Kuytrider 10-05-2011 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 177824)
I did flat back benching for nearly 20 years and I pay the price now.

I use an arch and incorporate foot drive and avoid flat back benching like the plague. Yet now I am approaching PR range my shoulders are starting to feel it and it's really the first time this has ever happened.

P.S I wasn't calling anyone here an idiot lol!

BendtheBar 10-05-2011 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kuytrider (Post 177822)
Anything is dangerous when performed by an idiot! :D

Well unfortunately the industry spent decades not talking much about form. I recall all my old Weider magazines...nice workouts, but I don't ever recall being told how to bench and squat properly. Maybe things have changed.

All the pictures were of flat back, arms flared benching.

http://www.increase-your-bench-press...ench-press.jpg

BendtheBar 10-05-2011 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kuytrider (Post 177825)
I use an arch and incorporate foot drive and avoid flat back benching like the plague. Yet now I am approaching PR range my shoulders are starting to feel it and it's really the first time this has ever happened.

P.S I wasn't calling anyone here an idiot lol!

It's all good :march:

Kuytrider 10-05-2011 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 177826)
Well unfortunately the industry spent decades not talking much about form. I recall all my old Weider magazines...nice workouts, but I don't ever recall being told how to bench and squat properly. Maybe things have changed.

All the pictures were of flat back, arms flared benching.

http://www.increase-your-bench-press...ench-press.jpg

Gotta love those magazines. Of course, if they were any good and everyone was getting results, they wouldn't sell very well cos no one would need them anymore!

SCStrong 11-16-2012 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kuytrider (Post 177822)
Anything is dangerous when performed by an idiot! :D

Brilliant! and Sadly, it happens waaay too often with all sorts of things


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