A good article for those that say "my bench sucks"

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  1. milani

    milani "The best activities for your health are pumping a

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    I read, re-read, and read this article again. I have been trying to apply the techniques in the article and I have seen improvement, and I feel more comfortable and stronger...


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  2. Sgt. Ownage

    Sgt. Ownage you gon' be just fiiiine

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    will try that out
     
  3. Sgt. Ownage

    Sgt. Ownage you gon' be just fiiiine

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    as stated though...it would be nice to have someone who benches well to help me one on one with proper personalized form...
     
  4. milani

    milani "The best activities for your health are pumping a

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    Absolutely. I had to experiment for a while to find the right feel. I also have been talking with a PL'er at my gym, and watching his form, trying to learn...
     
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    Option 4: Feet elevated and crossed (feet elevated on bench) . Best for achieving the cleavage effect and getting a mad pump on…no, really, if this is how you bench, you need more help than this article can provide.


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    good read I tried some of the tips last repetition bench day I did
     
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    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    damn wish I would've read this before i left earlier today. good article and now i'm dying to try out option #1. I use db's and I'm assuming its all pretty much the same?
     
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    confused the hell outta me..i always thought you were supposed to have your back flat on the bench so that you wouldn't get injured..this article says the opposite. i'll have to go watch tonight when i go to the gym.
     
  9. PorscheRacer

    PorscheRacer You see this? It means not welcome

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    Every pro BBs vid I've seen has them with there back flat on the bench.
     
  10. Neo95gt

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    dude, why do people do this? I see it all the fucking time and im just like WTF
     
  11. Gutrat

    Gutrat "GET DOWN..."

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    Is he only talking about power lifters or body builders also?
    He also didn`t really talk about the elbows... should they be tucked in as much as possible? How can I do that with a wide grip?
     
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    Jonno, please read this... if not for yourself, read it for me. :hs:
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    for those that say "my bench sucks"

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  14. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    whenever i try and pull my shoulder blades down like this article says, my upper body seems very unstable. it seems like i kind of rock back and forth. any idea what i might be doing wrong?
     
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    the reason you arch your back and drive your legs it to get more power and more drive for the press. it doesn't make sense to use this when trying to build mass.

    *hoping i dont get flamed*
     
  16. SteveO

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    yes it does, more weight = more growth
     
  17. jonno

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    :rofl: just read it
     
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    is your ass coming up? you probably don't have your legs/ass/hips set well enough to stabilize yourself
     
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    well i tired it and i lifted a 45 lb bar :hsugh: i could do 10 reps the first time, 10 the next and then like only 5 :wtc: for my third set. i felt a little unstable but when i tried it with my back flat on the bench i could barely lift the bar at all :wtf:
    i hate being a girl and not having test.....who wants to share some of thier test with me? :hsugh: :rofl:
     
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    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    Admitting you have a problem and getting help is the first step. I'm proud of you. You're my big special boy... :wtc:
     
  23. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    hmm, now that i think about it i don't believe it is. i try and pull my legs back as far as they'll go and that generally involves lifting my ass off of the bench somewhat. should i focus more on getting it off of the bench? i'm assuming that leg drive is a result of your ass being mostly off of the bench then and forcing your legs to stabilize you more?
     
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