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  This is one of those things that as a coach, drives me nuts to see. When a lifter resets their tightness after each rep. Don't get me wrong! It's a beautiful concept that would serve many well, especially starting outHowever as you advance your technique, this needs to stop. To create that type of movement you actually have to loosen yourself up and pull yourself out of a good position as I demonstrate. Not only will this make the weight feel heavier more quickly each set, but your positioning will slowly flatten out over the setInstead, practice locking your...

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Proper bottom position is something I look for right away in a lifter. Understanding where to place your hands and where to touch the bar is very important to get down earlyWhat does an ideal bottom position look like? Elbows about 45 degrees out from the body, and wrists stacked over the elbows. If you follow this guidelines, where to place hands and where to touch the bar take care of themselvesWhy is this important? This will ensure the best force transfer into the bar. The bar isnt being dumped out in front of you, it's not handcuffing you up...

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Bench Press Technique, Leg Drive, Live Coaching -

This is an example of how I like to assess leg drive. I will put my arms behind an athlete and tell them to push hard into my arms. If I dont feel any force, they are typically bridging off the floor and arent pushing back. If I can feel force, then you know they are executing leg drive wellI teach my lifters to push horizontal back on the bench because you will get a great force transfer into the bar that way since that's where we are pressing the bar, plus you will have great hip control🌐 Haven't seen...

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Bench Press Technique, Leg Drive -

Coach Ben is at the white board for another bench press lesson. This time we are talking leg drive and the difference between horizontal leg drive and vertical leg drive

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How you position your hands is a huge deal on the bench. That is your connection to the bar. You could have the best set up and leg drive in the world but if your wrists are about to snap back into a million pieces then you're never going to be able to express your true strength.

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