very noooob question, quick one..

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  1. Why

    Why New Member

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    How do you balance the bar while bench pressing?
     
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    Cock pushups.:ugh:
     
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    C4 OT OG Aussie #1

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    uhhhhhhhhhhhh

    unless you only have one arm, i dont get it
     
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    squeezing it tight and "pulling it apart" helps

    but really :io:
     
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    you get a spotter and dont try and lift more than you can
     
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    Civil Disobedient "Die Biting The Throat" OT Supporter

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    put equal weight on both sides?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    on your fingertips
     
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    how far apart are your hands?
     
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    Close to the middle.

    Thanks I'ma try.
     
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    usually before i bench i bring a level (you know with the little bubbles) with me and i tape it to the bar so i can see it while i'm benching. i think sooner or later i'm going to upgrade to some sort of gps system with an inclinator.

    also i make sure i inject the synthol equally in both arms.
     
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    practice with just the bar before adding weights
     
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    Cool, thanks!
     
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    ring finger around the nurl (2 mm band without the grip)
     
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    make sure you don't drop your wrists back. Keep them straight out, like you are assaulting gays with your fists.
     
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    make a first and the BB should rest on your fingers. most beginners make the mistake of actually GRABBING the bar. you will NOT target the chest this way.
     
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    move 'em out and try to make sure that both hands are the same (roughly) distance from the middle of the bar
     
  19. cavefish

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

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    Well it says here that you're fucked up, you talk like a fag, and your shits all retarded.
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    Is that idiocricy i sense
     
  21. cavefish

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

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    It's ok, my first wife was tarded.

    She's a pilot now.
     
  22. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    A good way to build balance and stabilization is to use dumbells instead of a barbell. I wish I could have started this MUCH sooner, I love DB presses now.
     
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    don't forget to alternate
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    You mean between bar and DB? :noes: How often? Every 6 weeks or so?
     
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    you have to balance the bar on your neck until you find the sweet spot.
     
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