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Bench Press Technique -

Proper bottom position is something I look for right away in a lifter. Understanding where to place your hands and where to touch the bar is very important to get down earlyWhat does an ideal bottom position look like? Elbows about 45 degrees out from the body, and wrists stacked over the elbows. If you follow this guidelines, where to place hands and where to touch the bar take care of themselvesWhy is this important? This will ensure the best force transfer into the bar. The bar isnt being dumped out in front of you, it's not handcuffing you up...

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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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Misc. -

In this video I cover the two aspects of using bands that trip most lifters up. 1. How and why to use bands 2. How to set them upWe use bands for accommodating resistance. That means the resistance is changing as you go through the lift. At the top of the range the band has a greater stretch, therefore adding more weight to the bar. We use them to stave off the deceleration period towards the end range to allow a better adaption for power. You'll commonly see bands used for speed work which is how I prescribe them to...

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Bench Press Technique, Leg Drive -

Coach Ben is at the white board for another bench press lesson. This time we are talking leg drive and the difference between horizontal leg drive and vertical leg drive

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