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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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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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