First time lifting in a bench shirt.

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  1. laxxer

    laxxer New Member

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    I just got the home gym and only had 300lbs. the bar was about 2 inches above my chest so its like a 1-2 board lift. the bar hit the pins enevenly, which made it a lot harder but i still got it farly easy.
    oh and im posting this cuz 1 member here said first time u lift with a shirt post it on here so i can laugh at u. so here. lol

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZB4sAXyvt8&e
     
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    arching your back a lot there ...
     
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    and thats a bad thing?
     
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    What shirt is that and are those still plastic sand weights?
     
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    I understand it can lead to injury :dunno: I was taught when I was younger to keep a flat back.
     
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    u are not aware
     
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    what I was taught when I was younger.
    Saw this on wikipedia
    "back injuries due to bridging. Bridging is the arching of the lower back which turns the bench press into the decline press. To prevent bridging, compress the stomach muscles to force the lower back down, or bring legs up and flat onto the bench. injuries to the trapezius muscle. "
     
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    titan katana, and no that is cast iron (or somethin) olympic sized plates
     
  11. laxxer

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    umm ok. have u ever seen a powerlifting bench press video before. almost all ive seen arch
     
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    I've always wanted to try a bench shirt just for the hell of it.
    So was it a really odd movement?
     
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    no, but the people who taught me to work out were a powerlifter and a bodybuilder. maybe they were just trying to prevent any injury to me cause I was young :dunno:.

    anyways, congrats on your pr.
     
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    it wasnt too odd above 1 boards but then when i tried to touch to chest i feel out of the groove and had to dump it on the rack.
     
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    oh, this isnt a pr. lol
     
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    is there a ratio on theory of what you can PR raw vs what you should be able to PR shirted?

    I wont ever be able to shirt up at my gym, but would be nice to throw 500lb on the bench for one.
     
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    maxx, what do u recommend i do to get my incline bench stronger? it wont budge.
     
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    food and more weight.
    (my opinion).
    There are others here who are in better positions to offer you advice on strength. I just recently (last 6 months) began pushing strength over size so im still very much a novice when it comes to PL.
     
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    shirtd = raw + 400-
     
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    motion to ban... dont use wikipedia articles for proving things!

    the arch is good, you didnt lift your ass off the bench. What is your max with out shirt... was it the same raw, but it was a little bit easier to lift that weight? btw i recommend a spotter at that weight
     
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    my max was 300 prior to shoulder aggravation. im at about 280 now. and the pins are spotters
     
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    planning on competing?
     
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    Arching isn't the best thing for you but it's not dangerous either. The real problem isn't the arch itself, it's when your butt comes up and forces an arch. Basically when your hips pop up you're using your legs to force the arch further than what you can do of your own volition. People see the butt coming off and the arch which nearly always accompanies it and then associate arching with injury.

    Arching is fine. Make sure you're mobile and you stretch enough, but arching is fine. It's FORCING the arch past what you can naturally do by popping your hips/butt off the bench that is associated with injury.

    To laxxer, stay tight, and be patient in the hole. You can touch with that weight.
     
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