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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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Bench Press Technique, Bench Shirt, How To -

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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Popping sounds coming from your bench shirt isn't necessarily a bad thing. The sound you hear is actually just micro tears in the fibers of the shirt!For a shirt that is still brand new and is undergoing a break in process, this is completely normal, and expected. I still get a few of these time to time in my age old shirt.This doesn't mean your shirt is about to blow up on you, it doesn't mean your safety is at risk, it won't even ruin the integrity of your shirt. In most cases the performance will remain completely in tact!I've...

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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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