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Where I see a lot of new shirted lifters struggle, is with the unrack process. They dont have the patience yet to let someone else bring them into position and they try to lock out with the bar too soon.

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Bench Shirt -

  For my equipped lifters out there! What types of adjustments can you make to tighten up your shirts?    This video covers that topic! First start with simply getting the shirt on correctly and setting it in place. We have a separate video on this. Most beginners may just want to start there for a while    Adjustments are for a more advanced bencher because it will make the weight a little harder to touch and potentially control. It takes a lot more skill to work in a very tight shirt    First thing I do with Elvis in...

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Bench Shirt, Guest Articles -

Just got a new bench shirt and need to know how to break it in? This is the how to guide on breaking in your bench press shirt. For Multi-Ply and Single-Ply powerlifters. Whether you have an Inzer Phenom, Metal Jack, or Titan Super Katana, Jamie Matta of Fairhaven Powerlifting lays out the step by step

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Bench Press Technique -

  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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  The take out process is highly overlooked when it comes to bench press technique. One of the most difficult aspects is keeping the shoulders planted into the bench and relying on the hand off person to get you out into positionThis fault happens most easily when the hand off pulls you up too much and out of position. When this happens you cannot chase after the bar. You cant chase after the bar even when it's a good handoff or it will pull your shoulders outYou need to be patience, dig those shoulders in deep, keep those arms short...

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