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Bench Press Cues, Bench Press Technique, Leg Drive -

This drill is going to be a game changer in your training! While it may initially look weird as you try this in the gym, you'll gain a newfound appreciation for leg drive and hip tension! As I've said in the past, with half the bench missing you should still be able to bench in the same exact fashion. The only points of contact we need to have are the traps and your two feet. The rest of the body including the hips are not bearing weight.Your entire body needs to create tightness in order to transfer that force from...

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Bench Press Technique -

Have you ever slid back on the bench pad or had your feet slip from underneath you? This is not a bad thing! I see lifters who do not know better and think they did something wrong when they slip.Change the mindset! I love when I see a foot slip out or movement back on the bench. That means you're creating force correctly! Don't limit yourself because of your environment, find a way to fix it!Quick fixes that you can apply are the slingshot brand benchmark, bands, and a yoga mat is always an awesome option because you can apply...

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I love this new band technique drill I've been playing with lately for back activation in the bench press! It allows you to work the pullover type of motion required on the takeout as well as the "spreading" of the barGrab the band close enough so that it makes it difficult to spread apart to your bench grip width. You'll have a partner pull the band to give it tension behind youThis forces you to do a static lat pullover to keep the band positioned where you would take the bar out and then spread the band to grip width....

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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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Bench Press Cues, Bench Press Technique, Set Up Phase -

  One of the very best cues I can give you for learning how to set up properly to bench press is to never let your hips hit the pad!I know, sounds ridiculous right? If your hips are up that's a big red light and a no lift! Correction, you want your hips to be in contact with the pad at all times, but you absolutely DO NOT want to bear weight through them!I demonstrate this to athletes by setting up at the foot of the bench. I dig my shoulders into the very bottom of the bench and show...

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