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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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Bench Press Technique -

"Cut that thumb meat in half!" Most lifters in reality place the bar too high in their hands. Bar placement can't be achieved by simply grabbing the bar. It often baffles me how many lifters forgo using chalk on the bench press!A good grip and placement requires you to DIG into that bar! It's the only way you'll get the desired placement. You actually have to create indentation in your hand meat Check out this video to see exactly how low to go! Its lower than you may think! It will require getting used to.Bent wrist is an issue wrist wraps will not fix....

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Bench Press Cues, Bench Press Technique -

   Tucking your elbows too much in the bench press IS an issue. These elbows tucked cues originated with equipped lifting but is a mistake for a raw lifter to adoptIn equipped lifting you want to tuck because the material is taking the weight, in raw lifting you need to always remain with stacked joints and load the backMeaning you always want your wrists over your elbows and your forearms pointed where you want to throw the barI find most struggle with this because they overuse the "bend the bar" cue without using their back to do soWhat I recommend...

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Bench Press Technique, Leg Drive -

A common issue I see with leg drive is an athlete reaching up to the bar using their legs, and not their chestDoing this will cause you to bridge off the bench and often lose contact with your hips Instead...Push back with your legs and reach with your chest! You should actively try to lift your sternum to the bar as your legs continue to push backDoing this will keep your position, maintain your back tightness, and keep your hips from lifting up!✅ We specialize in helping our lifters simplify their lifting. See continuous progress and remain injury free! Let...

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Bench Press Technique, Leg Drive -

This is something I call the 100 to 120 concept!Most lifters make the mistake of conserving leg drive throughout the set up process and upon the descent.Don't leave anything back here! 100 to 120 is all about using your leg drive to the fullestNot only to put force into the bar, but for stability and maintaining positioning as well. Perhaps the 2 most overlooked benefits of leg drivePositioning is everything, that's your spring off the chest!120 is all about upon the press if you have anything left to give, summon it all and explode through that weight!This is the best...

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