Noticed something while benching...

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  1. T-R-T

    T-R-T New Member

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    I am strong coming off the chest. In fact the weight that I work with actually feels light. But once I get a few inches off the chest it feels like some other muscle in my shoulders or upper lats starts to work and it's really fucking weak. If I push off the chest really fast the momentum helps get that weak muscle moving but if I work slow I'm done.

    Does anyone have any ideas as to what it could be? I've been reading some articles on t-nation about posture and shoulder health and they mention that sometimes little muscles are so undertrained that they prevent you from making progress. I really think that's the case here as the weight that I work with feels so fucking light but once I'm mid way through the movement I can't get my muscles to keep pushing.
     
  2. Sounds like your triceps are falling behind. The majority of the first half of the movement during a chest press is using chest muscles, the second half of the movement is just as much if not more tricep than chest.
     
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    Tricep and delts could be weak point.
     
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    try also to tuck yout elbows closer to your body as you bench also.
    this has lessen the wear and tear on my shoulders and i don't feel the slight pain i used to
     
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