how much arch on the bench?

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  1. AK-47

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    how much arch is ok when benching? i usually can only get 195x5 but today i tried using some arching and legdrive and got 215x4, when i got that my back was slightly off the bench and i was pushing hard with my legs

    so how much should i be arching?
     
  2. cavefish

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    As long as your ass stays on the bench then arch as much as you want.
     
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    arch as much as you want, just dont bring ur ass off the bench.
     
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    ............^^bastard:rofl:
     
  5. Steve325

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    this is competition rules? my ass comes up a pretty good deal off the bench
     
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    from my understanding its basically the standard most everywhere but highschool weight rooms


    edit : i've been working out at the local highschool lately and one guy looked like he was fucking an invisible bitch, his ass was pumping up and down so furiously.
     
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    Yeah as long as your ass and shoulders stay planted you can arch like a motherfucker.
     
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    ok thanks guys, yeah my ass was off the bench slightly so i'll have to take the numbers down a notch
     
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    that's shitty ass form
     
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    whatever moves the weight.. I'd actually have to check, but I can't imagine my ass staying on the bench with the arch I get
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Then its not a bench press.
     
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    what the hell is it then? :rofl: I'm gonna defnitely have to check, I kinda wanna goto the gym now and see if it does stay on the bench or not
     
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    it's an idiot press
     
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    It's the superdrol press.:eek3:
     
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    ACTUALLY, if the side judges can not see your ass come of the bench due to your foot placement then it is a passable lift. So if you pull your feet back under yor shoulders like I do and your ass is floating 3 inches of the bench but the judges cant see it the it is legal.
     
  16. Steve325

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    please, tell me, what makes it an idiot press?
     
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    Only idiots do it.
     
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    "in any event, strain or not, if you can't keep your ass on the bench, even straining at failure, you lack discipline as a lifter. your form should NEVER break like that, IMO, failure or not. And if you can't maintain good form, even at that point, you have no business training at that intensity.

    Lyle"
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Yeah those extra three inches your ass comes up must really give you the edge when benching 270 in a denim :p

    (you knew it was coming)
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: :fawk:


    yea, Ive got a weak as fuck bench....


    I didnt learn that little trick till 2 months after my meet...and my bench still sucks......but I'm benching on tuesday with Kara so hopefully I can get my shit together...
     
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    Well bringing your ass off the bench is super not straight in any event.
     
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    hmmm...ive been told otherwise by world record setting benchers and other elite lifters....as long as the judges cant see it then it passes
     
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    which is reason #51 why powerlifting has gotten so retarded, it's about who can cheat the most without getting caught
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: @ #51
     
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