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Old 06-06-2012, 02:42 PM   #11
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You guys bench raw or shirted?
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:44 PM   #12
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Raw, but really my bench sucks, so take that for what it's worth
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:15 PM   #13
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Raw, but really my bench sucks, so take that for what it's worth
Why does it suck? Since you have a strong back you're not getting crushed at the bottom.
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Why does it suck? Since you have a strong back you're not getting crushed at the bottom.
It sucks because I don't put a lot of effort into that particular lift. I much prefer bar dips and shoulder presses.
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:21 PM   #15
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It sucks because I don't put a lot of effort into that particular lift. I much prefer bar dips and shoulder presses.
Well, that stands to reason.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:50 PM   #16
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My bench has always lagged, along with my other presses for that matter. Need to work on them a lot; my natural strong point is with any sort of pulling movement.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:35 AM   #18
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This all seems strange to me... my best row is 230ish. My best paused raw bench is 340... maybe i have some huge potential for gains if i get my rowing strength up???
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This all seems strange to me... my best row is 230ish. My best paused raw bench is 340... maybe i have some huge potential for gains if i get my rowing strength up???
I hit a 430 raw bench in 1997 while rowing 225. I had really weak relative back strength back then. (I also had brutal elbow tendinitis as well, for what it's worth)
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I've never maxed out on rows, but when repping out the bench and the rows, they are very comparable.
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