You guys ever notice some pros have a shorter ROM?

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  1. Patrick Bateman

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    check this vid out of Vic Martinez, ive noticed this with a lot of pros. for movements like bench press, curls, or something like this. kind of doesnt go all the way, on this exercise i really focus on pulling all the way down to my chest and pausing as much as i can for the squeeze. he seems to just chill half way down


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xmljFAX7YM&feature=related
     
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    Most likely because in injury prevention I would assume.

    But yeah, I have also noticed this. I know a lot of times with bench the shitty ROM is typically because it forces strain on the chest 100% instead of leaving the triceps to do some of the work which is typically the case when you lock out on every rep.
     
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    man it pisses me off when people dont go all the way down to their chest.
     
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    Not touching the chest is stupid IMO unless you have serious shoulder issues and going that deep bothers it.
    Otherwise, people need to stop being bitches and touch the chest.

    I understand why some don't lock out every rep (constant strain on the chest and less triceps involvement) but a touch and pause should be standard if your shoulders are healthy.

    I will admit though, on incline BB bench I don't touch the chest on heavy weights (275 and up). It just tears up my shoulder too much going that far down with heavier weight.

    Flat and Decline ALWAYS get a touch and pause no matter what though.
     
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    I'm the same with inclines. For the last few years I just go below my chin.

    For chest presses, besides the inclines, I do usually give more priority to the stretched or bottom position and not the lockout. For triceps though, it'd be the opposite. While I may not touch my chest (go an inch before touching) I will pretty much lock out in cgbp and other tricep exercises.
     
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    pretty much every pro has shitty ROM on stuff
     
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    y?
     
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    Because no one wants tell someone roid ragin' @ 240lbs 4% b/f that their form sucks :eek3:
     
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    doubt thas the case.
     
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    Victor martinez is the second laziest bodybuilder out there (dillet being first). I swear the guy doesnt even sweat. Zero fucking energy.....amazing genetics (and drug response).
     
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    yea i thought it was normal tho - i see that they all do it.. idk why tho
     
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    Looks like he's about 4-6 weeks out from a show? Injury prevention?

    I'm sure they know what their body responds to, no need to go further just to impress a few onlookers.
     
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    looks like the secret to getting swole is doing half rom
     
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    honestly when your in the game that long you know what you are doing
     
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    I train that way the majority of the time. For me at least, I always feel I look a little bigger after switching from full ROM training. The body part I'm training usually feels more fatigued with a shorter ROM.
     
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    powerlifter ROM is like 2 inches
     
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    obviously they know what theyre doing, moreso than i do, hence why im asking this question. ill start half-repping tomorrow if thats what motherfucking works for the swoles.
     
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    When benching not locking all the way out tires out the triceps less, allowing you to get more reps in with a range where the chest is actually doing most of the work.
     
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    i guess. not really in my experience though.
     
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    Gotta change it up from time to time. :wavey:
     
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    because all their heights are inflated by 6"+, so the ROMs are shorter than what you'd expect
     
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    not going to make a shits worth of a difference for 99% people. heres why most people dont use full ROM: because theyre lazy and want to inflate numbers in their own head

    the other people who dont use full ROM are genetic gods (aka victor martinez) who also respond incredibly well to drugs. martinez trains as if hes asleep most of the time, at least in videos

    its not to say not locking out bench si horrible or anything but i think what that does for you is completely overstated.
     
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    its one thing to look at pro's and emulate them to a degree but its another to do dumb shit like some of them do when they are the way they are in spite of a lot things not because of a lot of things they do. some pro's look better than the majority of this board at like 15 years old with very little training
     
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    that probably what it comes down to. genetics.
     
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