Attn Broly crew- Why can't I balance a bench worth crap?

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  1. Contemptor

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    What muscles aren't strong enough? I can do a 10x rep of a fairly light weight, but when I go up 20lbs I seriously struggle at balancing the bar. I can't even do 10lbs more well, not even for a few reps after that. I haven't been doing bench long, but I have fairly strong (well not broly strong, but compared to the rest of my body) biceps and triceps.
     
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    no stabilizing muscle. aka no forearms
     
  3. V

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    keep doing it and you will develop the stabilizers necessary to balance the weight
     
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    squeeze your shoulder blade together and let the bar "sink".
     
  6. LS Boy

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    :ugh:
     
  7. V

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    of course you should be working your other muscle groups as well
     
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    Make sure your hands are even on the bar
     
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    Listen to dez, V and jokka and keep at it , grasshopper.
     
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    forearms?

    i would think more serratus/delts, but i could be wrong
     
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    how wide is your grip?
     
  12. Contemptor

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    Seems very possible. Good exercises to work on those?
     
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    Yeah, it's the forearms douche bag. :ugh::ugh2:
     
  14. Seraph

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    what kind of weight are we talking about here? if youre lifting seriously at all, your stabilizers should naturally strengthen as you increase weight
     
  15. Contemptor

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    I try to some
     
  16. Contemptor

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    They are
     
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    :bowdown: to you
     
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    are you having a hard time keeping it balanced left/right or top/bottom?
     
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    try them with DB's
     
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    when i first started it took me like a few weeks to balance the bar with no wobbling and such. Just keep lifting.
     
  21. Contemptor

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    Not too wide I don't think. My brothers a bit broly and advised me on where to put them. He works out with me.
     
  22. LS Boy

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    let see your pics since you know too much :hsugh:



    if you are using your shoulders for bench, then youre not even doing it right.



    triceps has more use in bench than shoulders
     
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    Um, well, often what I think happens it starts to go down more on one side then I start swaying.
     
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    play around with the grip width... find out what works for you
     
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    could just be a coordination issue... keep working out and it'll probably clear up
     
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