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Bench Press Cues, Bench Press Technique, Leg Drive -

This video is a full tutorial on getting the most out of your leg drive! If you want to add more strength to your bench, have issues with your butt popping off the pad, or experience low back pain / shoulder pain, this is going to help you!First order of business is foot positioning. Now this is different for everyone. I prefer to teach feet flat because it's legal in all federations and I believe it offers additional benefitsI get my lifters to adopt a nice wide stable base, as well as a position they feel they can really get...

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Bench Press Cues, Bench Press Technique, Take Out Phase -

These are common mistakes I see often! Make sure they don't happen to you! First would be lifting the bar out with your shoulders. I see lifters get into such great set ups only to see it fall to the wayside because of a poor takeout. What I tell lifters is if that bar doesn't sink lower after that initial lockout, then you haven't got it down yet! Learning how to... A. take the bar out with the lats B. how to set the bar into the lats is huge!!!Touch and Go benching, go figure! Not only do I discourage...

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Bench Press Cues, Bench Press Technique, Set Up Phase -

  These common bench faults can be detrimental to your success. If you're frustrated with lack of progress on the bench, this might be where you're going wrong.Touching too high is one I see quite often! When you touch too high you usually see elbows flared out too much and the athlete will feel more of a stretch in their chest / shoulders. You want to aim for a lower sternum touch point to really load the lats and get more activity from the triceps. Think of a position you might row something heavyButt coming off the bench is one...

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Bench Press Cues, Bench Press Technique -

    This bench cue is a great way to connect with and tension the lats early. There is a significant difference in the activation an athlete feels if you cue them to row the bar in vs simply lowering.When you lower the bar normally you tend to put tension on the chest and shoulders, never really loading the lats properly. When you think about rowing the bar down you set that tension in the lats where you want it!It's all in how you initiate the bench descent. The difference is even more pronounced for shirted benchers!Try it for yourself!...

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Bench Press Cues, Bench Press Technique -

If you're going into your first meet, you MUST know these and train them to become second nature. Within the first 2 years of your career you're going to miss your fair share of commands. It can happen at anytime but especially during the beginning, it's going to happen. The sooner you can train them to be instinctual, the better off you'll beFirst is the Bench or START command. When you take the bar out make sure you wait for this command! A way to prepare for this cue is to get used to a longer settling period with the...

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