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  1. MIK3

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    holy hell that looks painful. Good article though, thanks for the post.
     
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    welcome...
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Yeah thats a hell of an arch, if I could do that my bench max would probably be somewhere around my rack lockout max due to the severely reduced ROM :p
     
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    Sad thing is, I see people in the gym arching like that daily under 135lbs :hs:
     
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    hip hippo Eric Berry, son.

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    I think they're kind of like lifting belts. They're tight and help protect the pectorals and shoulders during a bench.
     
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    I get the whole "shorter the distance the more you can lift" part. but isn't this esentially just a decline benchpress on a standard bench? if you look at that guys chest angle, he is about 30 degrees.... why not just put up big numbers on a decline bench? I mean, sure, if you are a competitive PL you can't use a decline bench.. but if you want to stimulate muscle growth, etc. it seems like a better way to go.

    I saw a guy doing this in my gym a couple weeks ago (even had himself the blue spandex shorts :mamoru: ) and it was the craziest motion i'd ever seen.. he was getting the :ugh: from everyone. i guess it's not that strange... but whatever suits ya!

    I am pretty tall, and long armed so i seem to have hit a wall with my std. bench at about 265... interresting read, but i will leave the Arching to St. Louis.
     
  9. Ilyusha

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    I have recently started to set my legs back that far, and it seems to help a lot. I also get extremely tight in my upper back, and squeeze my shoulder blades as hard as I can. It all helps.. it's not for developing a perfect looking chest - it's for a max effort.
     
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