Question for the power lifters.

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  1. HighwayReaper

    HighwayReaper New Member

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    Bench shirts. do they go down past the elbows? I hurt my elbows doing skulls many moons ago and anythign over 500 makes my elbows ache.. what about shoulders.. what kinda shoulder protection do they give..
    the most i have ever benched is 505x5 and 535x3. but i havent really gone all out for a max because of a shoulder injury.. how would a shirt help?
     
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    it usually helps support the shoulders by forcing you to tuck your elbows in. they arent exactly something you can just throw on and bench like always in they completely change the whole movement
     
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    i see alot of talk about double ply.. single ply.. and such things. what difference do they make? do some feds only allow certain shirts?
     
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    yeah you have to check with the federation what they allow. theres different materials as well. it all comes down to trying different ones and finding out what you like.
     
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    right and some shirts are so fucking tight that you almost need to be under a fuckload of weight to get that little spring they will give you
     
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    dont serious PLers using bench shirts have lots of shoulder problems, pretty much due to the bench shirts? Ceaze/Sean mentioned something about this in his log recently:



     
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    the bench shirts we use now are nothing like an Inzer Blast which is nothing more then a tight t-shirt....but you might be right...I think it has more to do with the weight being used then the actual bench shirt...
     
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    Yeah I'd bet it does.

    1) Less overall shoulder work. A lot of PL's you won't find doing much shoulder work. This cannot be good despite what any study says. Having a glaring muscle imbalance (tri's very strong, chest/shoulders not nearly as strong) is not good.

    2) Handling way more weight than your body can without a shirt. This is self explanatory. The loads used far surpass what anybody will ever do raw.. that cannot be good for your joints and such.
     
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    :werd: kind of akin to someone jumping on tren and having the weight they use on their sets shoot up form the strength boost, and the joints fall behind and start hurting them a lot. Definitely a big strain on your body with the weight those guys are benching
     
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    Shirts don't help the elbows.

    Lots of guys neglect shoulder and/or direct chest work. I do not, nor do I recommend my guys do so. There is one guy I don't let do overhead work, but he's an isolated case and has serious shoulder problems. He's lucky he can bench.
     
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