Benching...no chest touch?

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  1. ZeroSkillet

    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    Why do people do this? Is there a benefit, is it bad form, what is it? I dont bounce at all..but I come down to my chest. I see these guys doing alot of weight and bring the bar down like 2 inches from the top of lift(4-6 from chest).:ugh:
     
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  2. dieslow

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    Depends, is there something on their chest to make it similar to a board press or just air dropping and raising? The bar should touch something, be it your chest or a board.
     
  3. Skeletor

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    I just benched yesterday for the first time since high school and I noticed I wasn't touching my chest, but bringing it .5-1 inch away from it... I think by letting it touch the chest for that split second, the muscles relax, and once I let them relax they do not want to pull to their full potential for the rest of the rep... By keeping them tense and not bringing it to the chest fully I don't get that.
     
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    no nothing...no board, no nothing..
     
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    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    No I mean like not touching thier chest by like 4-6 inches
     
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    Pussies
     
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    its frat boy syndrome... bring it down 3 inches and tell people you bench 315
     
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    I see. I was looking at them like :ugh: ...then they gave me "hard" looks back. I knew there was something wrong there.
     
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    It what we are tought as trainers bc apparently it puts too much stress on teh rotator cuff:ugh:
     
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    Oh and they were grunting and screaming as if there was no tommorow. I seriously thought I was caught in the middle of some fetish porn.
     
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    and I care what an internet weboard thinks of a few sentences? If I was writing a paper I assure you there would be no problems.
     
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    I notice this happening alot at my university gym. Especially with incline bench. I've seen very few people bring the bar to their chest/collarbone on incline, even the guys who look like they're in shape. Am I doing something wrong by touching the bar to my chest on incline?
     
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    not if your goal is to maximally stimulate your pecs
     
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    i have issues with touching my chest on flat and incline once i get above anything really light...it just feels very uncomfortable and unnatural for me. I dont know if it's a flexibility issue, or a shoulder issue, or something else :dunno: No problems on decline, don't know if that means anything though.
     
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    I don't always touch my chest. I usually stop about an inch above...
     
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    not that bad...but dude how bout only coming down like 3 inches?:ugh:
     
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    It doesn't count if it doesn't touch your chest

    EDIT: Or board or whatnot
     
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    ok.
     
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    I leave it off about an inch off my chest :shrug:
     
  24. Skeletor

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    I don't understand the whole grunting thing. If some huge dude is lifting a shitload of weight it makes sense... but even then, personally when I'm lifting something real heavy I let out a huge sigh or breath, but the grunt wouldn't really make it work better :dunno:
     
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    I guess maybe its like in MMA, like when they punch some fighters give out a "phew" like sound.:dunno: My mom and sister always asks me why the hell they do that.:mamoru:
     
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