Ceaze, Preemo, Pur, Cave, Timber Acura etc. What do you think about benching

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  1. therealdeal

    therealdeal New Member

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    with a tuck in the elbows? ala [​IMG]
     
  2. Devil

    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    you're asking for shoulder problems without a tuck
     
  3. AaM

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    what would the best form for benching be?
     
  4. Devil

    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    wait for someone more knowledgable to answer, i can only repeat what i've read from research
     
  5. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    see point #3: Shoulder Savers Part I
     
  6. ZeroSkillet

    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    Wow thanks Ceaze...I would force my elbows flared out( to create 90*)....I thought thats how it was supposed to be done. So now Ill tuck in.
    I was benching like this: [​IMG]


    The more you know.
     
  7. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    There was a vid of a christian black dude benching 700 raw last week. He did it elbows out.
     
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    Flaring out your elbows was what bodybuilders were always promoting to 'hit the chest.'
     
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    So lemme get this straight.....You are saying to tuck your elbows close to your sides to effectively hit more of your chest.....
     
  10. disblohs

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

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    no
     
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    to not fuck up your shoulder.
     
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    I would like to see a video of it then.....To see correct form......
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    follow the link ceaze posted
     
  14. therealdeal

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    So Ceaze, your opinion is if it doesnt hurt don't worry about it? Because Cressy sort of contradicts his own point later on in the article.

    5. As you lower the bar, keep the upper arms at a 45-degree angle to the torso; tuck the elbows instead of letting them flare out. It's well documented that the elbows-flared ("bodybuilder-style") bench markedly increases stress on the glenohumeral joint. Also, keep your wrists under your elbows instead of letting them roll back.
     
  15. Devil

    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    how is he contradicting himself
     
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    :uh: My mistake, I thought Ceaze said to read point 1, which is, 'Avoid what hurts.'

    But if elbows flared doesnt hurt, then youre not avoiding what hurts.

    Cressey also assumes that elbows tucked is proper form too though, so its not really a contradiction to him. Its not that I personally disagree but I thought most BBers do it flared. Hence the point of this thread, which is, I'm confused.
     
  17. Devil

    Devil I have become my terror. OT Supporter

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    i've head many stories about people regretting benching with elbows out early on in their training because their shoulders would act up a lot

    elbows tucked takes a lot of strain off the joint
     
  18. maks

    maks Bah! t(-_-t)

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    i thought elbows in put much more emphasis on the tri's. i do this on my arm workout and put the bar down to my upper abs.

    ....wait. I have an extremely weak bench and no chest.
     
  19. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    He's not saying that something is bad ONLY if it hurts. Performing certain exercises or using improper form may not hurt now, but may be leading on a path to injury later down the road.
     
  20. Phineas Q Stork

    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    it's quite simple, tuck or die
     
  21. Neo95gt

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    i do inbetween the two
     
  22. ZeroSkillet

    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    crap...but does your chest get hit enough with elbows tucked in alittle like in the vids?

    edit: what I meant is that tri's wont do most of the work.
     
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  23. Phineas Q Stork

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    if you are that worried about your chest, just do DB work
     
  24. ZeroSkillet

    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    hmm
     
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    Just tuck!
     
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