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This is a bench issue you may want to look into if you're lacking strength of the chest, or have an early elbow flare!If you lead and drop too early with the elbows in your descent, you'll end up touching too high as shown in the video above, and it will cause one of a few things to happen... Touching Too High You're elbows might actually be in a good position, but because you broke with them too early, the bar won't end up stacked over the top very well. This will result in your elbows flaring back early to...

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This set up will teach you a few things... Bar Path This is particularly valuable for shirted benchers, but applies to raw lifters as well. With this band attachment, you need to throw the weight back or it will turn into a front raise real quick. It will get you away from pressing straight up and get you into the groove of pressing back Positioning Likewise, it will teach you the positioning required to press the bar back. For those who tend to dump touch the bar, this is an awesome drill for you! Your elbows will need to be...

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Do you currently have some shoulder discomfort while benching?Do you typically bench wide grip?If you're answering yes to any of these then this is a video you want to pay attention to!I'm not saying change your grip completely! I just want to show you an alternative to work around the issue for the time being to give yourself a chance to recover.Very simple, bring the grip in closer and emphasize back tightness!Bringing the grip in will help shift predominant muscle groups from chest shoulders to triceps lats. Think more of a standard row position. You wouldn't power row to the...

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

The reason I love shirted benching so much is the technical practice that comes along with it! Unlike raw benching, there's a lot more factors thrown into the mix that will determine your success. The strongest person will not always be the best lifterOne of the big questions I am asked is what to do when setting up in a shirt. Many cannot get in as great a position with the shirt on. A couple things I have found to make a big impact on my set up have been pulling the belt earlier and crawling my shoulders back down into...

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Bench Press Cues, Bench Press Technique, Exercises -

False grip benching isn't all inherently bad. It can actually be very helpful and many like to bench this way for good reason. It's like a cheat code to better benching, but if you play the game well, you will get more out of wrapping your thumbs.What It Helps With The biggest here is learning to bench with your lats. When you take away the activation you can get with your arms, creating a platform to bench on with your lats and controlling the weight there becomes a lot easier. Its hard to engage with your lats well with a regular...

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