3 Biggest Shirted Bench Mistakes
1. Collapsing Under the Weight
Too often lifters don’t put much focus on leg drive and that’s a huge mistake. Your leg drive is used to maintain your arch and in a game where millimeters matter you can’t afford to let your setup collapse.
Drive hard in your setup and maintain that through the take and the press to ensure that you keep your position and watch how much more stable and confident you are with you press.
2. Tucking Too Early
One of the more common equipped cues is tuck elbows in. While this can be needed in order to touch in a tighter shirt the mistake is tucking as soon as they begin the descent. You want to load the chest plate and stay flared until the shirt begins to lock up and then begin to tuck down towards your belly.
3.Making too Many Shirt Adjustments
Adjusting the shirt by moving the collar down or bunching the sleeves is a great way to get more pop it also makes the weight harder to control and touch. It also makes it harder to train consistently as adjustments are hard to keep the same over a training block.
Once the shirt is on properly I’ll keep it that way for the majority of my training. Save the adjustments for some really heavy lockout work or for competition day.
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