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This article is all about shirted benching! How to get the most out of your bench press shirt to add pounds to your lift!

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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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I train alone, can I still train in equipment?If there is a will there's a way! It certainly isn't ideal and you'll most likely be handicapped towards utilizing loose shirts, but it can be done!In this video I go about putting on my looser SDP all by my lonesomeStart with getting your arms into the sleeves are far as you canOnce done with that I utilize both the rack hooks and the barbell to help pull the sleeves up furtherOnce positioned, I throw the belt around my belly and pull the shirt lowerThis is something I'm pretty accommodated to as...

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Bench Press Cues, Bench Press Technique, Bench Shirt -

Cues I hear often regarding shirted work is spread and tuck. Spread as in create that outwards tension like a band pull apart, and tuck as in allow the elbows to travel in as you descend with the bar. These are all great, but let's kick it up a notch!The issue often times with these old cues is that it is really easy to do these exact things in absence of involving the back. Etc. Biasing the wrist and elbow joint and not really including the backI can spread the bar with simply my hands and I can tuck my...

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An important concept to grasp for a bench shirt is to touch on more of a horizontal angle than vertically. This is probably the hardest transition for a raw lifter to get down as they want to keep their raw groove. Shirted benching is a much more dramatized angle and bar pathMost shirted lifters have the issue of touching weight because they lock up the shirt too soon and try to pull through the material. Let the shirt work for you not against you!First start by spreading elbows wide and keep a band pull apart type tension. Pull the bar...

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