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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 Cues, Live Coaching, Set Up Phase -

  Master the basics! The first step I teach in the bench press is simply achieving a good pinch and tuck position with the shoulders. You cant build from there if you dont even have the basics down Become a master of the most simple step. I'm always surprised how many lifters breeze by this and fail to pass step 1!Where I find lifters struggle the most is when they pinch their shoulder blades together they want to shrug. The tuck is the opposite action of a shrug! You should look to lengthen your neck and pack the shoulders towards...

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

Most lifters pay great attention to leg drive and tightness to the bar when taking the bar out of the rack which is great! However there is still a huge missing piece of the puzzle!

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LIVE COACHING SESSION(Melville, NY - book session by email)As you can hear in the video, some cues we I was working on with Zach was... 1. Verbalize it 2. Big BreathAs someone who mostly goes with self take outs (which is fine!), he wasn't verbalizing his communication when he did have a handoff which leaves him at a disadvantage So we worked on a 3,2, breathe pattern so we were on the same page.Big breath was something I used to remind him to slow things down and focus in on his breathing and bracing. This was something we were going...

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