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work out regime suggestion needed joedarnell 4 10 monthsLiftingLawyer (4): I see they are doing a 2 for 1 in Denny’s on servings of better get down there and stock up!!
(VIDEO)Told off for dropping weight after a bench press MrBenchpressa Jump to first page57Jump to last page 11 monthsDorich (454):
Check Out my Crazy 2 year transformation!!! cutigers99 1 1 yearcutigers99 (1): Let me know what yall think!
How Can I Get Stronger? Add to my workout. JakeSimmonds 17 2 yearsJsn3004 (3265): So which one is it? Because now you're changing your mind every other post. You have a camera on your phone, all you have to do is record yourself performing the lift. You don't need to ask the gym for permission, and nobody is going to file a grievance.
How is my ratio? Townson 7 2 yearsYeags (1144): That's a big boy👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Smolov Jr Bench- Thoughts WinnersNeverQuit Jump to first page61Jump to last page 2 yearsWinnersNeverQuit (10311): Hi every0ne, so the past 5 months of relentless loading has had an effect on my shoulders, hips and knees. So the plan mentioned a few weeks ago has been scrapped. Consequently, I'm using the next 4 months to do some lighter, bodybuilding style exercises, to gain some more muscle mass with less strain on my joints. Then, from january I'll move to a little more strength training and also move to some more strength orientated training again. I...
best strength hypertrophy routine ?NEWUSER ihsanb 12 2 yearsjamiee321 (4): Totally up to personal preference. My current program is 10X10 with other bits and pieces thrown in for extra volume :) I based my last back day off this So it was basically 10-12 rep range and giant sets.
Black Maxi Long Dress With Cape Set kills896 2 2 yearskickinchicken (8716):
u74kg powerlifting... Let's gain some weight manley_pl 2 2 yearsmanley_pl (7): Monday... Death by Squats, 50 rep total. 75kg 5x10 Followed by Deadlift 5,3,1 And accessories. I forgot what above 6 reps felt like.
New intentions WinnersNeverQuit 17 2 yearsWinnersNeverQuit (10311): workout was meant to be squat and deadlift but both areas were in use so did bench instead. Workout was as follows: Bench 157.5kg 347lbs X2 165kg 363lbs X1 170kg 375lbs X1 140kg 308lbs X12 (All reps paused) clickable text Bosu bench french press 37kg 82lbs 14,14,14 Lateral raises 12.5kg 27lbs 12,12,12 Sternum pullups +10kg 22lbs X4,3,3,3 Very happy with how the session went today, feeling...
Cut + strength loss johnb46 10 2 yearsjohnb46 (10): I just hit 280 about a month before at 198. generally at around 168lbs with low body fat i maintained a 250 bench or so. Im currently at 188 give or take from 198. was hitting sets of 6 with 225 weekly, then all of a sudden got a single set of 3 and had to drop weight to 205. No where near 10% BF yet still a ways to go but my bench has always been very sporadic and generally terrible. Ive worked the movement for 7 years and been...
New: Strength & Conditioning Online Training julienlecoqsscs 5 2 yearswannabemuscular (33216): Open thread to view post.
Am i forever gonna be stuck on 154 lbs bench Musa 23 2 yearseknight (58109): At the moment I'm not squatting because I have surgery Monday for a ventral hernia, but before this (and after the other stuff) I went as heavy as 325x5. My surgeon told me to remain reasonable and be aware of my limitations. He knows how long I've been training and my education and background so he trusted my judgement. 👍 -3X
Guess my Deadlift, benchpress and squat 1rm ZeposPowerbuilder 14 2 yearsGreekLegend (52): this is accurate bench pr ; 135 deadlift ; can't deadlift squat; skip squats ( leg presses 300lbs like a badass)
12 weeks shred, question about routine Simplytiny 5 2 yearsjostrosky (346): @Simplytiny we can't critique unless you post program.
17 year old bodybuilder! Upcoming YOUTUBER! alan007 7 2 yearsSOLARSUPLEX (8314): Fuckin Sweeds I tell you what.
First time Man Physique apperance Musclemania 6 2 yearsBeans (4204): @SOLARSUPLEX All in a day's work!
man boobs photo seedaan1 18 3 yearsJesus (166): Basically, if your mother has ugly breasts then you will also.
What was the biggest struggle when starting? Joe 7 3 yearssjfit (1): For me i think it was just the motivation. Its easy to make the plan to go to the gym but in the beginning i always had an excuse. Making it a habit was the best thing i could have done for myself
Transitioning to powerlifting..... FatKid_AtHeart 9 3 yearsFatKid_AtHeart (1): Thanks for the replies guys checking them out.
Tritons log 3 Tritons Jump to first page40Jump to last page 3 yearsTritons (670): Hi, sorry for no updates. Started working and school is also going strong so could not make any update. Training has been going pretty well, current gym numbers: Squat 230 Bench 180 Deadlift 270 Been dealing with eating problems and sore/hurting joints, so for now going to take easy on everything. I was planning on doing a meet on nvember, but will se, how i will be feeling.
Strength standards for size WeakBenchShit 7 3 yearsATN_Coaching (1582): To me personally there is no standard in when it comes to strictly physique based development. We are all genetically independent so key would be for you to find what volumes, frequencies, variables, and more work best for you. I posted this recently on my personal Facebook page: "Being big does not = strength/power and being small does not = being weak. At the same time because you are strong it does not mean you will get bigger quicker...
My transformation video 13-15yo veikkooskar 3 3 yearsveikkooskar (7): thanks
Shhhh(eiko)it WinnersNeverQuit 15 3 yearsWinnersNeverQuit (10311): This week's workouts are as follows Monday: Bench 92.5kg x5 112.5kg 2x4 130kg 2x3 140kg 5x3 Squat 132.5kg x5 160kg 2x5 187.5kg 5x5 Bench 92.5kg x5 112.5kg 2x5 130kg 4x4 Wednesday Deadlift to knees 140kg x3 167.5kg 2x3 195kg 2x3 210kg 4x3 Incline bench 100kg 4x6 Pause above knee deadlifts 155kg x4 182.5kg 2x4 210kg 2x4 237.5kg 4x3 Friday: Bench 92.5kg x5 112.5kg x5 130kg x4 140kg 2x3 150kg 2x2 140kg 2x3 130kg x4 112.5kg x6 92.5kg...
How do I get broad thenotoriousgainz 9 3 yearsFiremanSi (42408): Hahaha. Great.
PPL routine acoble02 7 3 yearsacoble02 (10): And also, I accidentally put cable rows in here. I decided not to do them. So the pull day will have everything j mentioned besides cable rows.
Favorite training variables? ATN_Coaching 16 3 yearsCannonball (6283): I don't exactly like slow (both up and down, maybe 6-7 seconds) bench or slow squat, but it's nice to do the workout before a heavy workout, for whatever reason it makes me lift more.
good so far or not so impressive ? nightwingbot 6 3 yearseknight (58109): Minimum 2x body weight bench press and 3x body weight squat. -3X
Freestyle Push up lephamthevu 2 3 yearsSOLARSUPLEX (8314): Back at it again with the push ups
Bulking macro 45 25 30? ArnoldSkinner 7 3 yearsSOLARSUPLEX (8314): Take that bench bar. Put it on your back. Squat. Repeat x 30
Does it look like I have gyno? Kfit90 4 3 yearsBeans (4204): Hard to tell but it doesn't look like it to me. Looks like you lift and have a little extra body fat. My nips are puffy even when I'm lean, but my chest looks fine if I'm not too fat.
Bench press technique? Elbows flared? Beginning 6 3 yearsRawsteel (940): Keep your elbows tucked (30-45°) if you value your shoulder health.
5/3/1 set-up SnackIt 12 3 yearsJsn3004 (3265): You said your goals are size and strength. You will gain size by being in a caloric surplus. You will gain strength by following the template and being in a caloric surplus will help as well. Boring But Big is a well known program proven to work. Once again follow the program and eat in a caloric surplus (Don't dirty bulk, eat 300-500 calories above maintenance). Sometimes we overcomplicate things when they are really simple.
Lê Phạm Thế Vũ Freestyle Calisthenics PushUp lephamthevu 1 3 yearslephamthevu (19):
Bulking/mass tips Rugbyguy 8 3 yearsmikew (11493): In an ideal world, track your macros accurately and eat at a 10% surplus as recommended by @forgottenpass In practice, that might be hard to do. I don't know if I could have or would have done it as a teen... But you made it this far so why not give it a shot??? It's easy to do with MFP and similar apps. You'll probably discover some interesting knowledge about your eating habits. Oh, and don't forget to practice your Rugby. And when...
My conjugatory journey Robinson252 30 3 yearsRobinson252 (118): DE upper day Regular grip 87.5kgx6x3 Slowly widening my grip, not feeling too shabby. 3-board close grip 80kgx3x8 DB curls 3x10 Pullups 5x7
Bench press increase for 10 reps? SOLARSUPLEX Jump to first page93Jump to last page 3 yearsSOLARSUPLEX (8314): Thanks dude. I bench off my toes. I I've tried the flat foot but it doesn't feel as good. My knees are always shitty. Gotta get those in line.
Update and Meet Vids. SRorhrbac0808 8 3 yearsTonyc18 (10): That deadlift was gangsta. Straight to the business...
Accomplish Athletics AccomplishAthletic Jump to first page32Jump to last page 3 yearsAccomplishAthletic (1): Thanks man @NaturalBrawn! I appreciate it!!!! Keep killing it too :) Im trying to balance Bodybuilding and Powerlifting together :)
Reverse grip bench press csizemore21 15 3 yearseknight (58109): One of the greatest bench pressers of all time- Anthony Clark- exclusively did reverse grip benching. I'm curious how it puts your wrists in a compromised position? They're in the exact same position as a normal bench press. The difference in movement is due to supination of the forearm and internal rotation of the shoulder. -3X
How to Prioritize a Body Section CaptainKanter 8 3 yearsmikew (11493): I would nix incline BB, incline DB, and cable crossover. These are not the most effective exercises to build size or strength. Instead: flat bench 5x5 twice per week and close grip bench press 4x8 twice per week. That gives you 18 sets and 114 reps per week. No need to start heavy... maybe start with 60 lbs for barbell bench and just the bar for the close grip bench. Add 5 lbs per week. For size - big lats make your chest look big so I would...
APF Florda State Championship Prep _RudeCrew Jump to first page105Jump to last page 3 years_RudeCrew (15100): Max Bench Paused Bench 4x2 245 245x5 Close Grip 8x185+doubled minis 5x225+doubled minis DB Flys 4x12 Rolling DB Extensions 100 reps total Rows 4x12 Shrugs 4x12 Rear Delt Flys 4x12
How necessary is OHP for carryover for bench Blackbasara 12 3 yearsSOLARSUPLEX (8314): @mikew interesting that you broke up power and strength. So you consider power the amount of 'explosiveness' you have on a lift? While strength being the raw weight that can be handled?
Kirill Sarychev 335 kg(738.5lbs) RAW Bench Dbyrnes 6 4 yearsThatguy81 (541): @SRorhrbac0808 is that you??
Wrists gave out while benching today forgottenpass 30 4 yearsforgottenpass (382): Haha your right, I get your point. Thanks!
Bench press csizemore21 4 4 years_RudeCrew (15100): Its to force your sternum up to the bar
Prepare. Perform. Prevail. [Log] _RudeCrew Jump to first page206Jump to last page 4 years_RudeCrew (15100): Another great training session Max Upper Buffalo Bar Long Pause 240x3 275x3 300x3 PR 315x3 PR Random accessory work for triceps and back. Gonna go kill some sushi
Bench form check/advice csizemore21 13 4 yearsLifeofaFighter (25): I cant tell from the video, are the heals flat on the ground or are you driving from the balls of your feet?
Strain/torn Pec kozzletoff 8 4 yearskozzletoff (379): @SRorhrbac0808 okay I'll definitely try it out when I get home tomorrow. I'll take after you and be smart about it, thanks a ton and good luck with the rest of your recovery @_RudeCrew yeah I definitely don't wanna mess around with it anymore. Taking off sucks but at least I can still squat and deadlift. Hopefully when I see a doctor on Wednesday I can get more info
candito training bench press program golago 12 4 yearsFiremanSi (42408): Very odd that u never manipulated the volume or intensity merely the exercise.
185kg 407lbs Bench Press WinnersNeverQuit 10 4 yearsKansas___Boyyyyy (3361): pretty disappointed that it wasnt a double popped polo just saying.
Jumior Nationals Prep (FSF) WinnersNeverQuit Jump to first page138Jump to last page 4 yearsSRorhrbac0808 (47098): Good stuff man! Got any vids?
Changing training priorities in bench Robinson252 2 4 yearsZepa (730): The funny thing I didnt see this post, but I posted something similar in your log. In on this for answers and opinions
Guillotine benchpress Hambo 4 4 yearsHambo (847): That your shoulders will explode from guillotine is non sense. I have done it for years and do not agree that it should not be done.
How much can someone bench naturally? Jsn3004 18 4 yearsthe1 (33860): how ever much of a mother fucker man
Variations to combat weak lumbars and chest? Robinson252 8 4 yearsRobinson252 (118): My mobility is so poor that front squatting even the bar is awkward, not for lack of strength, just can't stay upright enough! Any particular stretches/protocols that would help this?
The road to my first meet JamesPL 9 4 yearsJamesPL (1): Hit some new personal bests yesterday! SQUAT 3 X 5 60kg/ 2 X 1 80kg <PB! DEADLIFT 2 X 1 110kg. Finally broke the 100kg barrier!
Raw strength (Bench press,Squat,Deadlift) RabelAracena 1 4 yearsRabelAracena (82): Lifting starts at the 2:40 mark. Not as strong as I use to be but I'll get back there again. I weigh 155lbs. So what do you guys think?
They're not bad though depends on ur weight BalaAlterada Jump to first page41Jump to last page 4 yearsTritons (670):
benchpress p/r the1 16 4 yearsWinnersNeverQuit (10311): @SRorhrbac0808 at what weight typically would you say five spotters come in?
Thoughts on box squats and Spoto press? Robinson252 11 4 yearsFiremanSi (42408): @Robinson252 I have SPoto presses built into my program and I do them twice a week and always 5reps and above. Shoulders are fine after 5weeks. But great alternatives are floor press, board press or pin presses !!
Destruction Forces Growth Log _RudeCrew Jump to first page354Jump to last page 4 yearsSRorhrbac0808 (47098): Haha no. Rude is just my daddy. Because he is 2x my size in real life. LOL. @rude- bro I'm so jelly of that sushi. Damn you. Lol
Is bench proportional to your body weight? Blackbasara 12 4 yearscsizemore21 (799): I don't think it's a HUGE difference lol. My squat has never went down much while cutting, just my presses.
Beginner/Intermediate/Advance vag19 5 4 yearsvag19 (1): Maybe a bit :D thanks
Slingshot appreciation thread Robinson252 22 4 yearsRobinson252 (118): Well this conversation took an unexpected turn :L Really interesting to read such conflicting arguments for and against the slingshot though! Thanks all!
Smolov Jr Jsn3004 10 4 yearsIGS (169): Olympic hopeful I know uses it and full smolov all the time. Has put some numbers on his squat.
New bench idea. Check out the video. SOLARSUPLEX 9 4 yearsBeans (4204): @_RudeCrew Haha I was thinking that too. I definitely wouldn't skip the routine maintenance they had.
Documentary about the bench press WC Cannonball 6 4 yearsCannonball (6283): He can do some stuff in raw powerlifting, I think its 280 kg squat and 310 kg deadlift or so :) with a 270 kg raw competition bench
Floor Press Jsn3004 8 4 yearsJsn3004 (3265): @mikew thanks, I tried it today after doing 7 sets of 3 of 245 with a minute rest in between. Doing this again for sure. I feel this can greatly help me
Is T-Nation full of shiitaki? haole 11 4 yearsRawsteel (940): Which studies? In the ones i've read (like this) both flat and incline presses have shown a greater pec and anterior delt activity.
Chest routines; looking for inspiration stranger 3 4 yearsstranger (1): Hey bro! What should I change, in your opinion? when should I hit the chest hard? My back routine at the monment is as follows: 4 sets of pull ups (10 reps) 4 sets of pull ups wide grip (10 reps) 3 sets of dumbbell rows (10 reps) 3 sets of face pull (10 reps) 3 stes of pull downs, wide grip My shoulder routine is like 4 sets of military press (10 reps) 4 sets of shoulder press (10 reps) 4 sets of BENT OVER DUMBBELL REAR DELT RAISE WITH...
Juggernaut WinnersNeverQuit Jump to first page214Jump to last page 4 yearsDbyrnes (457): Happy Birthday man. Keep kicking ass in the next 20 years
Thoughts on my routine. strengthathletics 8 4 yearsstrengthathletics (16): Okay appreciate it thanks.
Training 4 Academy..Undersized for my age nickm62388 9 4 yearseknight (58109): The only problem here is that protein synthesis may be affected. In general, MPS has been shown to be more effective with spaced out meals: -3X
Powered by Rage! Prep to RPS Redemption _RudeCrew Jump to first page423Jump to last page 4 years_RudeCrew (15100): @FiremanSi thanks bro. Couldn't be happier with the results
OMW to 200 kg bench press Cannonball Jump to first page122Jump to last page 4 yearswannabemuscular (33216): Welcome to the real world. Hahaha! Maybe do some push-ups at night during the week to keep the muscles engaged?
incline 315 or more? csizemore21 23 4 yearscsizemore21 (799): I did change up my main movements to 8x3, may give those a try in that range
Incline Bench Snowboard901 Jump to first page60Jump to last page 4 yearseknight (58109): DBs are far safer for the shoulder joint. Less torque, less abduction and ER at the GHJ, so less instability and Far easier glenohumeral ligament complex. -3X
eating/drinking on a PL comp leanr0x 6 4 yearscraig (835): I'm close to the 93kg limit so eating before weigh in is usually out for me. I weigh in and then smash pop tarts, bcaas, bananas and some sweets. I've actually not eaten much when the comp has started which is probably a mistake, I think the last one I ate a chocolate flapjack and had a few energy drinks.
281.5 kg IPF raw bench (620 lbs) Cannonball 4 4 yearsMMB (3616): Open thread to view post.
Tips to get over stalls slowurroll 4 4 yearsTrenNorton (34): Make sure diet and rest is in check and do resets when you stall on lifts so you can break past plateaus. Stick with the program for as long as you can and you will make great gains.
The secret to GAINS!!! _RudeCrew 28 4 yearsZyzzst (4486): @NorIda look like shyt
USAPL Prep 18 weeks Eat2Trainn247 Jump to first page50Jump to last page 4 yearsEat2Trainn247 (2557): Bench press seems to be the most difficult challenge thus far. Nailed 240 for 6x4 last week but missed my 4th rep at 245 on 2nd set this week and decreased weight to 235 for remaining sets, hitting 5 on my 6th set. Hit squats for 345 7x3 and deficit deads @ 390 for 6x3 on Friday. Grueling workout, but excellent as well
Advice on powelifting for a half newbie 315fordaysmate 3 4 yearsSRorhrbac0808 (47098): All you fuckers trying to compete against each other and win first place and trying to be "competitive". Fuck that. I have close friends I train with that compete and tell Them the exact same shit I'll say here....Just get your ass up on the platform and compete. It's doing a lot more then the mother fucker sitting on the side line not doing shit and talking about it. Everyone is so worried what numbers so and so is putting up in their...
first powerlifting meet leanr0x 13 4 yearsleanr0x (4183): @FiremanSi @Xxlean thx guys!
Log to 1600 total WinnersNeverQuit Jump to first page474Jump to last page 4 yearsWinnersNeverQuit (10311): @FiremanSi cheers @Rand yeah college is good for that, very basic gyms but has all I need.
Paused Bench Press Repetition PR (315x5) SSJ3FinalFlash 11 4 yearsSSJ3FinalFlash (283): The one I compete in is 198-220pounds for my weight class
Have you ever had that feeling Cannonball 2 4 yearsmikew (11493): I experience something similar... I call it "getting upside down" or "flipping the bar". Basically, after getting into a GREAT position and unracking the weight I tilt my eyes upward and at that point my sense of what's up and what's down kind of goes away. My perspective is totally different than a "plain" bench press movement that goes straight up and straight down. Everything rotates slightly. The bar does...
How is this possible? nine0seven 20 4 years3six9 (220): Sorry about that guys. Things got a little confused all back on track now.
New belt fitting/problem problem SSJ3FinalFlash 11 4 yearsSSJ3FinalFlash (283): @Rand @WinnersNeverQuit Ill keep at it and give it time, Im horrible with patience but thats the whole game. Thanks for your opinions and input.
16 Years Old declan2639 3 4 yearsdeclan2639 (1): No,I'm not running any specific programs, just basic weight training with my football coach that involves core lifts, dumb bell lifts, body weight exercises, and speed/ agility. Thanks for the input!
Floor press VS Pin press MMB 3 4 yearsMMB (3616): Uhmm sounds good. I'm mainly searching to overload tricep until I receive my slingshot. Thanks for your input.
Dumbbell Bench Press Vs. Barbell Bench Press Freiguy96 10 4 yearsFreiguy96 (1): Thanks guys guess I just gotta start puttin in more work!
DB bench and shoulder help Powerbuilder 5 4 yearsPowerbuilder (1): So normally I would use the 24kgs/50lbs for sets of 8 but as soon as it gets heavy or to the last few, my shoulder loses stability, I've dropped the weight and As soon as I start to struggle or it becomes challenging, it loses stability.
Just another bench press program Cannonball 7 4 yearsSOLARSUPLEX (8314): Thinking I'm gonna try this just for fun. Weight I'll be using is 225. In hopes of hitting 225/10. Gonna finish off each of these days with the 'shoulder shocker'. Eating at a bit of an extra surplus. Mid terms are over. Work hours got cut. LET THE GAINS BEGIN Edit: would anybody advise something like this for squats? Maybe double the amount of reps and work with something less drastic than 2-6RM
PHD-4 and cutting log SnackIt Jump to first page31Jump to last page 4 yearseknight (58109): @simply_michael for most people 40-60 grams per day. Not less than 30 or more than 60-70 unless you're just eating a massive amount of carbs. -3X
Bench form check csizemore21 10 4 yearsRand (4291): Just a disclaimer my form is terrible i still press like a bb. But I also have trouble staying "tight" after unraveling when pressing 90%+ of my 1rm. So I ask someone to spot me and help with lift off. Problem solved plus you probably should have a spot when pressing heavy anyway.
Bench press relative to OHP darklight79 8 4 yearseknight (58109): ^^ I feel like these are a bit outdated, but they do provide a frame of reference. -3X
incline bench going up but not shoulders thephenomenon 9 4 yearsthephenomenon (265): parkerhenry i have to say that was a genius idea
Triceps are taking over Tritons 19 5 yearsSOLARSUPLEX (8314): Thats like asking if turning the door handle moves the hinges. THINK ABOUT IT MAYNE
any 3 plate plus benchers csizemore21 25 5 yearsFiremanSi (42408): @WinnersNeverQuit I get ya yeah, Where are u weakest in the press??
So I broke the 3 plate bench barrier. Legit? darklight79 Jump to first page35Jump to last page 5 yearsdarklight79 (3088): Yeah sure, when i hit a bench again, I'll post how I set up by updating a vid here. My training partners wouldn't really object. Probably tape it during a deload day.
progress so far on my bulk csizemore21 Jump to first page34Jump to last page 5 yearscsizemore21 (799): Weight went down a bit, I think its just fluctuating a bit based on work and carbs sitting at 180. Squats are still rising. Hit 155 for 8 on my last set of military press today, not horrible, but I wanna get that up to about 175x8 on the last set. I upped volume even more bc I'm responding amazingly to it. Still not going heavy at all on horizontal pressing due to shoulder pain. ...
Sling Shot® wannabemuscular 23 5 yearsGrizzlyBerg (9214): a bit snug but I think that is better than it being loose.
Custom Made PL Program (Need Opinions) SSJ3FinalFlash 10 5 yearsFiremanSi (42408): @SSJ3FinalFlash Sounds like that's the rep range u enjoy I was going to suggest that but remember u talking about doing it before !! Candito is quality loving it. Have done it for 5cycles now. Spends a lot of time in lower rep ranges apart from occasional 8-10's... Each week is different so ur always interested !!
anybody else alot better at reps than single csizemore21 14 5 yearsSalokin (877): There are variables to this. 1. are you in a surplus/deficit 2. I think glycogen stores play an effect (ek can correct me if i'm wrong) 3. slightly different muscle compositions, even though most of us are same, there may be slight differences. 4. history of training style (you get better at what you do more of) the old practice makes perfect adage
benching in a slingshot? csizemore21 12 5 yearsWinnersNeverQuit (10311): From what I understand it overloads the top and helps with taking resistance off the bottom. If that's the case, why not just buy bands? Adjustable loading and can use it on deads squats and whatever else you want.
WS4SB - Part 3 frui2 Jump to first page33Jump to last page 5 yearsfrui2 (1): Bump
any suggestions for a good weight gainer csizemore21 17 5 yearsBeastmode1607 (88): Muscle juice 2544 if you don't care about sugar, muscle juice 2600 if you want less sugar. Solid arss mass gainer
Push Routine, Bench, OHP Jsn3004 6 5 yearsJsn3004 (3265): @hamer93 Yeah I was skeptical about shrugs on my push day but I think I'll just move it towards my pull day. But my pull day looks like this Pull Downs Barbell Row Dumbbell Rows Face Pulls Dumbbell Curls Incline Curls Depending on what day it is, usually one day I like to go for hypertrophy and another ill be usually doing strength so I would usually go for barbell rows first on strength day. @eknight You're right, I'm moving it to m...
floor press an alright alternative to flat ? csizemore21 6 5 yearsWinnersNeverQuit (10311): Ah, just read you've got an injury, let it heal up for the next week or two, pushing through it will only make it worse
Are my maxes good for my age? Fischer38 Jump to first page48Jump to last page 5 yearsWinnersNeverQuit (10311): I believe him, at 185lbs I hit 330 bench, and a 440 squat less than a year after fucking my femur up at 17, while 70% of his bodyweight. Grats buddy, keep it up
Thoughts? lol.... Trev182 29 5 yearspandasashi (3859): does she have down's? srs question
Chest - once or twice a week? stranger 13 5 yearsnaturalgallant (10): It depends on the volume, but either way, I always found lower volume workouts with higher frequency to be more effective. I even experimented with whole body workouts 3-4 times a week with a few bodypart workouts on the days in between. In the end though, I've found that for a lot of people, they have to remind the muscles to grow more, rather than pound them on one day, and then forget about them for a week.
Westside for Skinny Bastards frui2 13 5 yearsfrui2 (1): The template got a little messed up...
5/3/1 with Dave Tate accessories bulking log csizemore21 24 5 yearscsizemore21 (799): went in a few minutes ago to actually work on form with some olympic lifts, never really done snatches or any form of them, did high pull snatches for 7x3 with the bar lol, most akward movement I think iv ever done
Anterior delt recruitment, bench and ohp Rawsteel 7 5 yearseknight (58109): @SOLARSUPLEX truthfully, I think think they do them because they just don't know any better. @Rawsteel that's not entirely accurate. While the supraspinatus is the PRIME mover during the first 30 degrees of abduction, it's not the ONLY mover; the lateral deltoid is still doing work. Personally, if you're only concern in lateral delt hypertrophy, I'd use DBs, seated in the middle of a bench, so that they touch the bench when you're around that...
Powermeet Results (Vids and 2 New PR's) SSJ3FinalFlash 21 5 yearsbslo (262): @SSJ3FinalFlash Oh cool I live on Ft. Belvoir and lift on post or at Golds in Lorton.
Bar Slipping? eet 11 5 yearsSOLARSUPLEX (8314): Use a tanktop and be not dehydrated. The bar will stick nicely to the skin on your back that is exposed. You'll know to keep it in place if it starts slipping. Same goes for bench. My traps/neck stick to that thing like no other.
Great things have small beginnings Phoenix9369 5 5 yearsPhoenix9369 (4): Thanks!
Yo Pearce_Bolton 3 5 yearslolssons (1249): @Pearce_Bolton what are your lifts at the moment?
my chest is going wrong need advice versus222 15 5 yearsbslo (262): @Hamersmash Lol this actually a forum dominated by mostly powerlifting/strength routines so you obviously have no idea wtf your talking about.
Is it normal? israelcommando 3 5 yearsFiremanSi (42408): @israelcommando Yes it's normal.. See how much u can overhead press the compare that to ur flat bench and more often than not ur Incline with be in the middle. I don't know how this is confusing.
God Damn Bench Press _RudeCrew 12 5 yearsErickFromOmaha (4195): I don't even know. Lol.
bench press question.. Trev182 Jump to first page78Jump to last page 5 yearsdarklight79 (3088): You're 64kg. At the end of my cut at 67kg, my lifts still beat yours. I can list out my poundaages but what's the point? I consider myself still relatively weak but managed to bump them up from lurking in this forum alone. Maybe you should just learn to listen instead of argue.
When to Start a Cycle...? ezvmoneybeast 11 5 yearsbrian12 (9495): Open thread to view post.
Modified Layne Norton Power/Hypertrophy smooge 10 5 yearseknight (58109): Layne advises not doing deads and squats in the same workout at all. Re. lunges (or leg exercises in general), when you are considering what muscle is doing the primary amount of work, just consider the joint movements. During the concentric portion of the movement, the knees and extending. The hamstrings flex the knee, while the quads extend it. -3X
18 yo 180 Kilo 397lbs Benchpress halilpower 5 5 yearsmikew (11493): Amazing job for 18 y.o.! Would love to see a tighter body and a legit pause but impressive any way you slice it. What about your other lifts?
any really good L/P/P routines? yeahnicck 8 5 yearsSOLARSUPLEX (8314): :beer: word. Thanks EK
My first Powermeet (Results/Videos Inside) SSJ3FinalFlash 14 5 yearsKonstantinov (1450): They looked easy for you, impressive
under devloped lower pectoral? KD310 10 5 yearsAarronStenner (10990): @KD310 it's most likely the same as me, I just store fat more on my 'lower chest' I can gurantee if you've trained a while and cut down to around 10% body fat you would see your chest is quite even
3 years, still haven't found chest routine musclesbrah24 27 5 yearsswollenscott (571): Cheers @eknight
Bench Specialisation Program shannowman 6 5 yearsSOLARSUPLEX (8314): I should have done this when my knee was not doing well. Wasted a lot of time. Oh well. Good luck on the physio visits and a quick recovery.
440lb Bench at 216lb Prometheus 19 5 yearsjonrivs49 (3001): @JordanWFitness. Great lift. Strong!!!
"retract the ****** SCAPULA TimmothyGen 3 5 yearsTimmothyGen (1780): I post my questions in my physique log but i thought i'd make a topic because maybe people have the same problem. Thanks though ima try to retract less maybe it will help. Idk why it happens though i got long arms oh well i must be doing something wrong.
Bench Press Speed? AarronStenner 10 5 yearsgnuckols (1): "But this article just summarizes the study and doesn't give any practical advice on how to capitalize on the findings. I don't understand why someone would post this article without discussing the importance of bands, chains, etc." The practical advice was "if you're training primarily for strength, you should try to push every rep as fast as possible." As for bands and chains, they're not necessary, and the article was...
Bench Grip AarronStenner Jump to first page59Jump to last page 5 years_RudeCrew (15100): Hey if its working, keep going haha what works for me won't always work for you
Tried something different on the flat bench stingray72 3 5 yearsstingray72 (109): @nine0seven Well i do have a slight issue with my right shoulder at the rotator cuff plus for some reason my shoulders are super weak.
Lagging Chest? KalletSc 14 5 yearsDexdbest (4792): Dips are the best chest exercise in world!!! Try doing density(time based sets) for your chest. Works wonders
Birthday Week PR's teewhat Jump to first page34Jump to last page 5 yearsmattd534 (3208): @teewhat ;)
ONWARD, TO GLORY Cannonball Jump to first page110Jump to last page 5 yearsCannonball (6283): got bored with keeping a log, just quick update: hit 130x11@9.5 as well as 150x1 paused @8. 69.8 kg bw now starting another program with squat, weighted walk, kettlebellswings, abs and stretch every day. bench 3x a week, back and biceps 3x a week.
Wrists bending back while benching? TheBB 23 5 yearsXxlean (1990): @wannabemuscular I couldn't finish watching it either
Out f***ing standing! WinnersNeverQuit 16 5 yearsTrev182 (14986): Nice and simple!! I like it!!
SOLARSUPLEX // Five x Five // Bulk log SOLARSUPLEX Jump to first page39Jump to last page 5 yearsSOLARSUPLEX (8314): @Perfidy about 2.5 weeks left.
Smolov JR. ? MMB 23 5 yearseknight (58109): @jonrivs49 well, as I said, most heavy benchers advocate being able to really squeeze the bar. See if you can get comfortable with it. Either way, just be safe. -3X
New IPF single ply bench press world record Cannonball 7 5 yearsTrev182 (14986): Cheers man!
135 Johanna 7 5 yearsDanimal_88 (9760): Strong lift, keep up the good work
Best way to strengthen triceps Hamer93 19 5 yearsIrishGymSheep (10554): Rope for life, if you want to work grip too even harder do them with a fat towel.
Obsessed with chest muscles mrgains 25 5 yearsIrishGymSheep (10554): reverse grip incline press is the bomb.
IM ABOUT TO LOSE IT Sedlo18 16 5 yearsMMB (3616): I personnaly drop to +/- 50% of my TM which stands for "training max" cause I'm actually following 5/3/1 by Jim Wendler and his program is made like this.
** Useful Bench TIPS... (Vid) FiremanSi 13 5 yearsFrostshock (13324): Definitely going to try the palms thing and the setup by scap retraction FIRST and trying to be on my traps more.
Finally my bench has upped :) Jezza_91 4 5 years_RudeCrew (15100): Nice job dude!
The 5/3/1 Resource Thread cardinal 10 5 yearsFrostshock (13324): Very short and to the point in the book as well. Doesn't dick around but at the same time will tell you just the right amount of information you need. Here's some old archived 5/3/1 threads with good questions/answers:
Bench Press Tips _RudeCrew 4 5 yearsKonstantinov (1450): Bryce is a beast, always great stuff from him.
Stuck for too long on my 5x5 bench Sedlo18 17 5 yearsSedlo18 (25): @SOLARSUPLEX if everything keeps going the way it has been ill be about 175 when i wanted to start my cut, how much more should i bulk up to in you opinion?
How much do you bench on various % of 1RM? Cannonball Jump to first page31Jump to last page 5 yearsTrev182 (14986): I just wish use could kiss and make up! 2 very impressive benchers arguing all the time, going round and round in circles. I lift more than you. You know nothing. Science Bitch. I do it my way. My way is better. Ive won more titles than you. I lift more than you. I make up my own training. Im old. Your form is wrong. My form is fine. Prove it. Get the drift?
Swiss ball DB presses eknight Jump to first page33Jump to last page 5 yearsAKK (1998): its when people use it for stupid reasons... such as Like standing on top of it and squatting. Doing barbell curls while giving their abs and intense workout.
Dave Tate's Bench Manual _RudeCrew 14 5 yearsCannonball (6283): Yes, so?
Anyone ever use the sling shot? strauss 17 5 yearsstrauss (31): Thanks Ek appreciate it
Bench one rep max Jsn3004 5 6 yearsbkoguy07 (274): lol nah son if you try tho get a spot and put it on video
how to Increase in bench press? dimavish 28 6 yearskickinchicken (8716): ^ This
bodyweight benchpress, 29 reps tomogleeson92 Jump to first page47Jump to last page 6 yearsRand (4291): If I could do 240lbs 30 times I would be a beast! I can only do bwx10 but I am far from skinny.
Huge bench press, tiny chest MassTitan 13 6 yearsajones46 (11701): @Jimmydrama13 sorry bud, but don't waste your time. We've all tried before. Multiple times.
Incline chest press safer then flat? Sach 12 6 yearskickinchicken (8716): Yyyyep...
Triceps taking all the glory on chest day! Sedlo18 15 6 yearsIlladian (268): @eknight i read n there is a few differences ik wt works for a person might not work for other but for me 1- i do not tuck my elbows in on BB , i flare em out so elbow is same level as shoulder i just feel it more tht way , wud it harm me or thts ok ? 2- to make sure i use n fire up pecs i do close push ups 10-15 between sets on all presses DB n BB 3- aside from that i think seldo should add more exercises using cables i dun recall its...
Bench press Matt_norwich 20 6 yearsTheBB (1): double the volume? so instead of Cable/Dumbbell/T-Bar rows (choose 1/week) 4 x 8-10 do 8x8-10? i was thinking Cable/Dumbbell/T-Bar rows (choose 2/week) 4 x 8-10 not sure if thats what you meant. Also as far as Floor Press/Dumbbell Floor Press/Rack Lockouts/Board Presses i just have never done them before so im not really sure how i would react. Good time to start i assume if you think they are vital though.
Whats the deal with chest day? Sedlo18 6 6 yearsG3NGHIS (8532): Though guillotine press is extremely dangerous if you lift with your ego. Plus, some people are going to have to work on having that kind of flexibility in the first place
Lock out or not lock out, that is the Q. Sedlo18 13 6 yearsJelet (2190): you should lockout on bench imo. take your left arm and grab your right pec. now with your right arm press and lock out slowly. you will notice you get more contraction in the pec when you do lock out. just for a breif half second. then go back down slowly . dont lock out and hold it for a few seconds...
225 benching advice CT_CALVES 13 6 yearsCT_CALVES (19): great - thanks
bench press vs dips leanr0x 13 6 yearsbkoguy07 (274): i do heavy(relative for myself at 220lbs) dips every week after bp.. bw+45, bw+90, bw+135. and continue with my workout they work well for me.
come at me norida Cannonball 19 6 yearsCannonball (6283): It is paused :) Or did you mean I dont usually pause? All my lifts from the bar and up to max are all exactly the same these days. (well, not quite on the bar as it is very hard to get in the same pressurized position without and weight to weigh me down)
Benching jacapo_P 5 6 yearsezvmoneybeast (1348): My back is arched a bit always. Keeping it flat on any bench press doesn't seem/ feel right to me
The fastest way to huge bench PR's Cannonball 12 6 yearsjonrivs49 (3001): Hahaha.. Im seriously watching. Didnt see that coming.
new PR on bench & future lifting goals. Strongboi 6 6 yearsteewhat (1972): if he started running 5/3/1, wouldnt a 15lb increase be correct, 3 working weeks, deload week. then up lower body exercises by 10lbs and upper body by 5lbs. going into October now so 3 months= 15lbs increase to upper movements by christmas.
Bench Press AarronStenner 30 6 yearsCannonball (6283): I dunno, I probably have higher dumbbell shoulder press to OHP ratio than dumbbell bench to barbell bench, but I suppose that's because I have specialized somewhat in flat barbell bench
is it weird? Strongboi 8 6 yearsthe1 (33860): its normal bro, now go lay down
Very stubborn chest! Sedlo18 10 6 yearsigg (2626): @Rico dips do work chest you just have to lean to a 90% angle as close as you can. there is also a mind muscle connection that IMO works on this perfectly
Bench lags behind Jezza_91 16 6 yearsBaiTu (3096): Could you talk a little bit more about "myofascial release in the pecs" and please use small words, thanks.
Deadlifts, Squats and Bench press stats PECasus Jump to first page42Jump to last page 6 yearsAestheticBrah (790): B- 250x3 S - 400 maybe a bit more. D - 475-500 Weight 170 height 5'10
Brandon_12, EK and Cannonball bench comp Cannonball Jump to first page133Jump to last page 6 yearsCannonball (6283): Correct. Awesome for getting work capacity amount up though. (high volume = getting better at doing high volume, big surprise)
Incline/decline/flat bench craig 20 6 yearscraig (835): In theory yes. But Its not that my other benches are 'weak' its just they aren't as strong as my decline, now take into consideration I never really do decline and its my strongest push, my chest isn't amazing by any means, I'd go as far as saying its a weak point aesthetically. So if I continue with mainly flat bench and incline bench things won't change so I think trying decline as my main bench is actually a great idea. It was good to see...
the best bench program for increasing 1RM Strongboi 15 6 yearseknight (58109): -3X
Road to 315 Jsn3004 4 6 yearsmikew (11493): @Jsn3004 you wanna figure out your actual 1RM first & foremost. 2nd: You must be on a bulk to make the progress you want. 3rd: Get on a program like 5/3/1 AND add in a day for dynamic/speed work as well. Design your 531 program here: but read the 531 book for more info. For your speed work just work off 60% of your 1RM. I usually do 8 sets x 3 reps on speed days. Nix the incline work altogether. You need to work...
New bench rep PR!!!! _RudeCrew 18 6 years_RudeCrew (15100): @Callofthehounds SICK
435lb Raw Bench - WPC CanAm Bench Wars VIDEO Prometheus Jump to first page39Jump to last page 6 yearsPrometheus (829): @eknight I only read your first line, I figured if I read the second and on I'd be more incline to continue this stupid petty stream of posts.. Well leave it at I do what I do, and you do what you do. If you really feel the need to post these types of comments in my threads in the future, know that I just won't reply.
New Competition Best - 435lb RAW Prometheus 14 6 yearsPrometheus (829): lol thanks brother
The big four AffeGund 17 6 yearsTyjaws (211): personally if i were running a big four split id go squat, bench, off dead, shoulder off off. i found that my lifts were better squatting before deading and benching before military
When bench pressing where should I bring bar Gains 24 6 yearsjonrivs49 (3001): @Gains.. Listen to this guys brah.. This has been discussed many times.. There is no upper chest, no lower, Just a big all chest muscle that composed of pec minor and major. You cant isolate the one from the other. You work both of them if you train your chest. Try to read tag threads on the left for more info.
How much? Trickerd 28 6 yearssickrykes (1651): I've tried 40s, a bit to heavey for me I can get 4-5 out. I have long as fuck arms which doesn't help
Ridiculous bench press... Thedude67 27 6 yearsCannonball (6283): Zyzz and 2x 50 kg dumbbell shoulder press? ;)
Wrist support - bench Hamer93 18 6 yearscassious (2926): Mrs Palmer and her five beautiful daughters
Flat Bench DB Press (Question) McQueef 27 6 yearsJelet (2190): yes, probably why i have a shoulder injury right now. even though i was doing dips when i was injured. wouldnt be surprised if having my elbows flared out like that made me more prone to injury. the reason why i used to do it that way is because i would feel it in my chest alot. if i had my arms tucked at the side i would feel it more in my triceps .
Bench arch cassious 18 6 yearsIrishGymSheep (10554): Why worry so much about an auxiliary lift?
mouth piece to bench heavier samirsaleh 1 6 yearssamirsaleh (1957):
PLZ get in hur, World Record Bench Broken G3NGHIS 4 6 yearsAKK (1998): all my tendons in my arms just snapped
Sticking Point In Bench Press KalletSc 22 6 yearsNorIda (46957): @JordanW it just depends on which way you have the bands set up, you can shift the emphasis from one to the other
Eric spoto Scotian 4 6 yearsScotian (9922): Look who's back! Ill be doin that by the time I'm 40
Chest Workout Video - JordanW Rep out 385lb Prometheus 6 6 yearsNorIda (46957): I agree completely with Ek It's awesome that your here, but actually being involved in the community, rather than trying to promote your YouTube channel, would be awesome. It's pretty sad when I see a thread posted by you I automatically assume there is a vid posted Which is fine, you're not the only one. But if you really want to promote yourself, you should be trying to network with the people in the forums, after all, someone here may be...
New Bench Video - 425lb Prometheus 26 6 yearsPrometheus (829): yea my deadlift is shitty, slacked for far too long, every 2 weeks I rep my prior max though lol, couple weeks ago I hit 500lb for the first time after failing the week before, last tuesday I repped it for 5, then I pulled 545lb, I'll be over 600 mid June... last morning weigh in was on Sunday at 211.2lb thanks brother Yea I definitely said it took me 2 years from when I hit 315lb to hit 405lb... took about 2 years for 225lb to...
Isnt this PHAT ? samirsaleh 1 6 yearssamirsaleh (1957): Just came across this video, basically he was asked how to increase the bench, and his answer was do a day of heavy weights, and another day of high reps. Isnt this what a "PHAT" workout is like ? Im planning on giving it a try
First day of 5x5 yesterday on Bench Martino 6 6 yearsryan_929 (478): @haole I downloaded his formula to work stuff out, and used that numbers it gave me
Bench not increasing on phat :( DFMaster240 13 6 yearsMcQueef (2982): Seems like you're overanalyzing... One missed workout isn't going to kill you in the grand scheme of things. Sometimes I go to the gym after a poor night of sleep and 135 feels like 225 on the bench. Having a bad day at the gym doesn't mean you're getting weaker, per se. I've been struggling BAD these past two weeks because my allergies have me so worn out by the time I arrive at the gym in the evening. Other times, I'll surprise myself...
Duke breaks 300! (Again!) Dukenhiemer 6 6 yearscoolguy1993 (13237): Beast!
Squat and bench press bodyweight challenge Cannonball 15 6 yearseknight (58109): As a guest lifter for a meet once I repped by be 52 times on the bench. At the time I was ~25 pounds lighter. My triceps were sore foreverS they're still sore as I wrote this, as a matter of fact. There's no chance in hell I could do that now. -3X
I did 52 sets of bench today Cannonball Jump to first page144Jump to last page 6 yearsCannonball (6283): I'll just post my further high volume workouts here. Here's my workout from yesterday, had to start with even lower weights here because I had to stretch between every single set to even deadlift with proper form (short adductor magnus) and I won't squat with this volume so I'll do zombie squats instead. The numbers between the sets are chins, I did supersets with those. Even though this workout seems alot easier, it was actually harder for...
Bench press SleepEatRepeat 15 6 yearsDukenhiemer (23938): Touch your damn chest every time. Duke Bench Press 101
CHALLENGE THREAD GTFIH!!!!! Swayz87 Jump to first page260Jump to last page 6 yearsRand (4291): Ok here is the vid, I am going to do a thread to for my form, I got 5 but you are going to have to take my word for it since my phone died.
ws4sb question bosssantana 6 6 yearsScotian (9922): not familiar with the program either but i dont think the idea is to not bench press. you just dont max out on bench every week. you choose one exercise to max out
Progress update bench press 315 lbs. (video) mikew 27 6 yearsSRorhrbac0808 (47098): this mu fugga STRONG
1 rep max bench ?! johon6 Jump to first page32Jump to last page 6 yearsjonrivs49 (3001): Lvjack and baitu have given what im going to advice.. Anyways. It sounds like you dont have friends or someone you know and all the people seems there like all dicks if they dnt want to help you. I go to different gym due to work. Different gym depends on my sched for that day. And if i need a hand.. I just ask a random guy and they do help..
Zwalk's Progress Zwalk 20 6 yearsZwalk (906): Thank you for the encouragement everyone, ill keep workin dem delts Today is my day off, driving to CA to see my Grandma before surgery, rest of the week is volume training
3 plate bench. shannowman 15 6 yearsDemGainzzz (91): Great work man. I hope I can get there one day.
I think i snapped my s#!t up c3pOMG Jump to first page32Jump to last page 6 yearseknight (58109): In wish there was more I could tell you. Hopefully your doc and/or PT will give you more details. Stay strong! -3X
Bench press Markovich 10 6 yearsCannonball (6283): Alright! All good exercises I suppose, but I have something against floorpressing that I dont know where its coming from^^
The sickest thing I've seen in PL Cannonball 23 6 yearscardinal (6175): Mirin' the depth of that squat.
Duke vs. Srohr 315 Bench (I'm Dead) SRorhrbac0808 Jump to first page94Jump to last page 6 yearsSRorhrbac0808 (47098): yeah I hear that... Don't worry ill be on the same boat ;)
For future reference about my ass Cannonball 24 6 yearseknight (58109): @Thedude67 arch your back more. I hear that helps! ;) -3X
Dumbell press, keeping around 30° angle CodyTheClen 9 6 yearsCodyTheClen (37): I'm not just focusing on declines here. The picture is to show the angle that he is holding the dumbbells. This angle being held throughout the whole movement, whether it being a decline, incline, or flat press.
BENCH COMPETITION HELP!!! SRorhrbac0808 Jump to first page50Jump to last page 6 yearsCannonball (6283): Yeah. That's why he is known as the youtube king; he always did crazy weights on youtube on offseason and then in comparison crappy weights on competitions - it was not a big shock when he got caught
Bench press bands mikew 18 6 yearsmikew (11493): @Cannonball I think that would be called "board presses" in English. @Dukenhiemer Hmmmm. Sounds like using bands from the top of the cage is the way to go... I do board presses already but lifting HAW (heavy ass weight) for the full range of motion seems like it would be more effective.
Funniest commentary ever! Stupot316 3 6 yearsjonrivs49 (3001): Watched this yesterday. Its funny.. haha. he panicked. he can roll the bar down to his legs and drop it. or put your strength on the one side of the bar and push it.
Incline bench and upper chest Cannonball Jump to first page47Jump to last page 7 yearsG3NGHIS (8532): I wear Gucci, I wear Bally at the same damn time On the phone, cooking dope, at the same damn time Selling white, selling mid, at the same damn time Fucking 2 bad bitches at the same damn time
Ball park estimate db bb bench SRorhrbac0808 13 7 yearsshannowman (6367): I remember reading somewhere that you could barbell bench 17% heavier than you could with db. Think it was in men's health, so not sure how accurate it actually is.
Benchpress form BaiTu 9 7 yearsDukenhiemer (23938): For the average joe, yes. For a power-lifter, no. I wish I was half that flexible! Unless you're freakishly flexible most guys will not have that big of an arch and still have their ass touch the bench. She also does not have her feet flat on the floor, it is easier to get an arch when the fed doesn't require it.
insane bench vid OhhLoLo 20 7 yearsdavid12345676 (8566): so do i!
Using lifting belt and weakening lower back? CodyTheClen 18 7 yearsIrishGymSheep (10554): Yeah so if your not strong enough you will injure yourself, so get stronger and do it without the belt.
Contrasting Benchpressing techniques?!? Stupot316 8 7 yearsIn4gainZ (454): Because Dave Tate said so. The anterior delt is less involved in the motion and it placed in a safer position than bodybuilding bbbpress, there are no pl or bb style, there are only the right way to bench whice is "pl style". How can you explain that athletes can hold more weight and not get injured while they are doing bb style with LESS weight and they fuck up their shoulder? Pl style is a whole body exercise,shoulder joints safe and...
How to bench press HARDCORE! Cannonball Jump to first page58Jump to last page 7 yearsdavid12345676 (8566): take it easy on those duke. high in saturated fat
The Basics of BenchPress jonrivs49 Jump to first page32Jump to last page 7 yearsDukenhiemer (23938): Partial reps are for pussies. Do it right or not at all. Once you get to their level, you can do and say whatever you want. I've developed a great chest with zero partials whatsoever. All it takes is consistency. Just my two cents.
incline dumbbell press 120lbs/13 reps vid the1 27 7 yearsNorIda (46957):
How to make pecs primary mover in benchpress Zny93 14 7 yearsZny93 (91): Just tried doing a mock DB press with my moms 3lb. weights & focused on contracting my pecs completely while thinking of my elbows. I finally figured it out, and as posted above
Power lifting bench press In4gainZ 11 7 yearseventheodds1 (5644): @In4gainZ imagine if SS charged you for advice. It would be one rich community.
Weirdest thing ever! In4gainZ 20 7 yearsBaiTu (3096): I find it hard to believe or take seriously anything this guy says but perhaps he means his arms are 18" long, not 18" thick. His grammar and logic are a bit off.
Achieved First 300 lb Bench Press! nosquatch 14 7 yearsIrishGymSheep (10554): It was cool, you going for a PR and your spotter casually lifting it off with one arm and not being over you is very worrying though.
BB bench press to DB Bench Press Ravenfraust 7 7 yearsRavenfraust (7): Give or take 3 months before I start looking for another gym. I'd swap squats for lunges, the only thing I'd lack would be deadlifts which really gets me pissed. But I'll try and keep lifting heavy and eating!
how to increase weight on benchpress. hotborad 13 7 yearsDukenhiemer (23938): ^^douche^^
Bench Press and PHAT CBitez 11 7 yearsCBitez (4): I maxed out on 55lb dumbbells for benchpresses. no laugh
CHEST HELP eingold 5 7 yearseingold (1291): i guarantee you i am not trolling and i am working it out.. i would not lie about my chest getting smaller and weaker?
db bench press advice needed c3pOMG 7 7 yearseventheodds1 (5644): This is what Menno said, an article here on ss,"For pressing movements, the more you flare your elbows out to the sides, the better. This internally rotates your shoulders and makes the exercise involve more transverse shoulder flexion and less (non-transverse) shoulder flexion, which is the movement that occurs during front raises and mainly targets your front delts".
Questions about workout while sick geawesomenessed 4 7 yearsshockingfit (334): I've written an article ages ago on this. Check it out clickable text
HEAVY WEIGHT LOW REPS Frantic 10 7 yearsAverageJoe (4510): I'd say, tell your friend to aim for 4x10 with lighter weight with a 2-1-2 tempo, full range of motion with no locking of the arms at the top of the motion, as Weider recommend it ;P . And yeah, diet is so important. could really help for that!
Chest Problem correra911 14 7 yearscorrera911 (97): Alright well thank you everyone for the advice. Looks like I just need to keep cutting and doing my HIIT/LISS!
Problem feeling chest when benching RageBoy 21 7 yearsMazz (573): AOak and Jusu have it right exactly! I had the same problem bro. Typically your front delts fatigue before your chest, so you aren't quite putting up as much weight/reps as your chest can probably handle. Pre-fatiguing my chest with flys was suggested (either in an article or here in the forum, can't remember exactly) and I have had awesome results since I've started my chest rountine with that. To pre-fatigue I do 3 sets of cable crosses...
Bench press question! (Dumbbell) siddon41 17 7 yearsDragonian (4951): Anyone bench with death grip? i stay the hell away from it but i know alot of people use it
Powerlifting Bench Press Form skullay Jump to first page40Jump to last page 7 yearsAKK (1998): I believe OHP has a better carry over than dips to bench, just my opinion. Also, ek has nothing to prove to any of you.
HYFR BOUT DAMN TIME Dukenhiemer Jump to first page33Jump to last page 7 yearseknight (58109): Absolutely! I thought I knew how to train for power until I started WS. I was wrong. Best strength program I've ever used!!! -EK
shoulder pain jaydiddy85 4 7 yearsjaydiddy85 (382): I wasn't planning on doing chest for the rest of the week anyways. I will give both of these warm ups a try.never had a really serious injury so i was just being cautious. thank you both.
close grip bench press DETERMINED1 9 7 yearsbrian12 (9495): Hey man, My guess is that your shoulders are not as far back as they can be. Try pulling your shoulder blades together and having a bit of an arch in your back - that should take the strain off your shoulders and chest, and make it a tricep dominant movement^^
queston for EK Wbauman 18 7 yearsSwayz87 (9039): Riiiiiiggghhhttttt ; )
Just need a little bit of help Dza 10 7 yearseknight (58109): Yes in this sense, because it's not overtraining. -EK
decline bench press can cause heart attack axl 10 7 yearsalexbennett123 (349): fucking idiot. I see people doing the stupidest shit in the gym everyday and I don't walk up to them and tell them what to do. It's their body, if they don't want to do any research on how to train correctly then fuck em.
Increasing upper chest size brian12 10 7 yearspandasashi (3859): yeah for sure i do! im not a huge fan of the huge upper chest, it looks kinda funny to me :P he can almost rest ketchup cups on his frigin chest..looks pretty baller with a v-neck tho, i gotta say...
Would anyone like help with their bench? Cannonball 16 7 yearsCannonball (6283): Corkey can you put up 2-3 vids of you benching from different angles? it would be helpful so we (or I, depending on if EK also want to help), can help you with technique. Do you know if you have an olympic bar or a powerlifting bar? How often do you train bench, and how do you do it? As much of a description as possible is good Christf I really hear what you're saying, but what I meant is like on that forum they would actually not be against...
incline press c3pOMG Jump to first page43Jump to last page 7 yearsdavid12345676 (8566): yes suh brotherhood of the iron. Live by the iron, die by the iron ya kunts.
315 Incline dexxflex 15 7 yearsdwatson (26511): Wow must have skipped over this thread, but this is exactly correct. I know number of guys who have delt problems now because back in the day 'to get a wider chest' they told you to place your hands wider.. wrong.
Is dumbbell bench press same as Barbell BP DinFer22 17 7 yearsDinFer22 (16): yea guys i just finished chest workout. DAMNNNNNNNN i love dumbbells now!!!!!!!!! I feel it more.
THE DETERMINED1'S SEMI-EPIC QUEST TO 315 DETERMINED1 10 7 yearsDETERMINED1 (2239): @Christf have watched those videos before but i decided to watch them all over again as you suggested...i am working on the leg drive part but am having trouble on the bench set at home because it is so high off the ground, the one at the gym is a like a foot shorter and i can lift much better on it. @OhhLoLo i was originally taught the same way but arching the back really have improved my lift tremendously. @SRorhrbac0808 probably the best...
Smith machine bench press vs. bench press DinFer22 13 7 yearsmisstown (1): they both work the chest so use both to keep mixing it up.
post bench press sore back mikestheguy 8 7 yearseknight (58109): EK wishes he had Tate's form. I might've hit 500 lol. -EK
efficient spotting swaggersaurus 5 7 yearsswaggersaurus (7): thanks for the input guys, will wrist spot from now on ;)
Questions about a simple wager BaiTu 8 7 yearsBaiTu (3096): @MrMailliw And how much do you weigh?
My new goal - can you do this? BaiTu 24 7 yearswannabemuscular (33216): Impressive:
Pec and bench press debate TerryDizzle 25 7 yearsDexdbest (4792): I envy you brah, my chest used to be particularly weak, but when i started doing all my pec work on incline i built a chest that has gotten attention from a lotta my friends(tho abs are still my best bodypart) i dont have a chest like zeus yet but id say am more poseidon
using only dumbells? Popeye25 10 7 yearsPopeye25 (1692): i usually dont... nearly died lol.
Bench Press ROM Shadow 12 7 yearsLittleDragon (486): Having that arch kind of makes it a decline bench and decline pressing activates more pec muscle, right?
Chest strength help!! TriggaTony 8 7 yearseknight (58109): +1 -EK
Bench press and "upper pecs" eknight Jump to first page217Jump to last page 7 yearsAKK (1998):
School Lifting Competition... Zwalk 28 7 yearsZwalk (906): I dont even try to hide it anymore, I literally looked over at my friend (black dude) my eyes got huge and I cracking up out loud and they all looked at me
bench press competition OhhLoLo Jump to first page65Jump to last page 7 yearsOptimusPrime (1257): Body Weight: 165 lbs (75kg) 1RM Bench Press: 352 lbs (160kg)
has anyone experience ever tried benching 2x Jelet 9 8 yearsJelet (2190): What do u mean max effort bench and dynamic bench day? Also thx mikew!!! And im 169 lbs now. Hard to tell. Some days fresh in mornng i 169. And some days im low 170s. Dam water retension. And i do have a spotter