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Bench Press Technique, Bench Shirt, Set Up Phase -

If you can freely place your hands into position without assistance, your shirt is loose. A tight bench shirt requires partner assistance to get your hands onto the rings of the bar.Not everyone can handle that type of shirt tightness because the technique, precision, and pain tolerance involved with that type of advanced lifting is very high. Once skill level is up to par, this video shows you how you'd have your partner assist you to the rings.You are able to grab the first ring yourself but then your partner needs to guide your hand into the other position. The...

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Bench Press Technique -

Let this video serve as a tutorial for yourself as well as those you train with. The hand off in the bench press is a critical position and carries with it a lot of pressure. You cant lift the weight for the athlete but you can single handedly help destroy their chances if you don't do it correctly.The key to handing off well is all in the delicate approach to passing the weight. You only need to lift just enough to clear the rack. You do not want to pull your lifter out of position nor clip the rack on...

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Bench Press Technique -

If you often get elbow pain from benching, there might be a reason why the movement is causing you so much discomfort. It's usually wear and tear from poor technique over a long period of timeMaking sure you're in a good bottom position is key to managing this pain. If you're putting unnecessary amounts of torque and strain on your elbow joints it will only compound in time. If you're in a good alignment you can press safely and healthy for a long time.Another factor to look at is with what frequency you're benching. If you bench a lot over...

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Bench Press Technique, Set Up Phase -

The important thing when determining where to position yourself under the bar, is efficiency. Not having to travel further than you have to. It may not feel like it makes the greatest difference when the weight is light but it does when its heavy! And for you shirted lifters, this is the difference in success or failure!While eyes under the bar is a good beginning training cue, it does not put each lifter in the best position. Everyone has a different build and will need to set up in a slightly different spot. Just make sure that spot is measurable...

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