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Bench Press Technique, Reviews -

YOUTUBE REVIEW I love Domingo's set up approach here and a lot of what he is doing with his press!One thing I wanted to comment on is if you tend to lift your head, I encourage keeping it pinned to the bench behind youI coach this to our lifters because typically what follows the head being lifted is a drop in positioning and a loss of upper back tightnessThis is often associated with a strong launch off the chest but a stall in the mid rangeI encourage our athletes to drive all their weight back up into the traps! Maintain...

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Bench Press Technique, Exercises, How To -

This is an awesome exercise to build strength off the chest! Eliminating the eccentric portion of the lift takes away any additional benefit of the stretch shortening cycleIt's also a highly underrated movement to build technique on the bench press. You gain an appreciation for proper positioning and tightness under the bar very quickly!To perform, set rack pins to chest height. Try to get into your best set up under the bar. I typically set up, then roll the bar into position afterMake sure you're using leg drive and keeping a tight back under the bar. You want that bar...

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

How you get the bar from point A to point B is a very detailed step in the bench press! Especially as you work up in weight. A common mistake is simply pressing upwards to get the bar off the rackThe key component here is that we don't allow our shoulders to come out of position. This easily happens from unracking without a hand off or chasing the bar with a handoffThink of the unrack as a tricep extension out of the rack. The important element being that you're tight to the bar while it's still in the rack. This...

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Bench Press Cues, Bench Press Technique, Bench Shirt -

Ok, 100 lbs isn't guaranteed! But these two cues certainly helped me go from a 730 lb bench in April, to an 820 lb bench in September, and handling more in training!The first being an adjustment in set up. Since you become restricted by the bench shirt, I found it extremely advantageous to take a top down approachWhat I mean by that is after I'm fully set, to actually crawl my shoulders down towards my hips after the fact. So I'm setting my shoulders last which is the opposite of what I teach to raw lifters.This helped me work around...

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Bench Drills, Bench Press Cues, Bench Press Technique -

Lowering the bar very slowly in the bench press is necessarily a huge issue. I'd rather an athlete stay under control of a bar rather than sacrifice control for speedHowever, lowering super slowly isn't necessarily optimal either. It creates more time under tension with the bar, and can lead to unnecessary burnoutIf you're someone who lowers the bar extremely slow, how can we pick up the pace?Create more control and engagement through the back!I share a few drills, exercises, and techniques to help with this✅ We specialize in helping our lifters simplify their lifting. See continuous progress and remain injury...

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