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Mobility/Soft Tissue, Set Up Phase, Top 3 -

  The following drills are 3 of my favorite exercises to perform to get into a better set up on the bench press and increase arch, decrease range of motion!Starts with some T Spine mobility, and I like a simple extension rotation drill. The key here is to focus on movement strictly at the upper back. If you're swinging your body all around you're completely missing the ball. When we set up to bench we want that arch to occur primarily at the T Spine. This drill will help unlock some additional ROM and it all matters!The frog stretch is...

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Training the upper back and rear delts is critical not only for injury prevention and keeping our shoulders healthy, but because they play a big role in successful benching! Your upper back is the platform upon which we load the weight when it travels out of the rack1. T Bar Meadow Row - I've been using this exercise more and more and love how it targets the area so well. You can do this very light and focus on ROM or you can get heavier with this move.2. Face Pulls - I love performing this move with either a tricep...

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A sticking point can be classified as a specific spot in your range of motion that bar speed rapidly declines. Whether it leads to a successful lift or a failed attempt, this spot is the most difficult for you to fight through.1. Partial Range Work. Spend more time in the area you are weak! Off the chest? Pause for days. Spoto pressing, long pausing, Duffalo bar benching, etc. Weak at lockout? Board work, floor pressing, pin pressing, etc. These are all bench specific variations that take you through a specific range or hold you in a specific area for longer.2....

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