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Bench Shirt -

Popping sounds coming from your bench shirt isn't necessarily a bad thing. The sound you hear is actually just micro tears in the fibers of the shirt!For a shirt that is still brand new and is undergoing a break in process, this is completely normal, and expected. I still get a few of these time to time in my age old shirt.This doesn't mean your shirt is about to blow up on you, it doesn't mean your safety is at risk, it won't even ruin the integrity of your shirt. In most cases the performance will remain completely in tact!I've...

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Misc. -

How I commonly see wrist wraps being applied is over and over in the same exact spot. Not only can that be very uncomfortable with a stiff wrap, but no wonder no one wants 36" wraps, it just balls up in one spot To fully take advantage of the support your wrap can provide, make sure you start your wrap as close to the back of the knuckles as possible. You ultimately want to take up as much surface area as possible and this will be the key to a good wrapThink about if you were taping something together. You wouldn't...

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Bench Press Cues, Bench Press Technique -

Maintaining Back Tightness If you struggle mid range or near lockout on the bench, it might be a result of you losing back tightness during the pressMost lifters can keep their back tight for the decent of the bar. Most understand why that's important. To create a stable platform to load and control the weightHowever where most disconnect is on the press up. The hard part with back tightness is done, you controlled the weight up and are about to press through itJobs not done! Not even closeThat is when you need to maintain the back tightness more than ever....

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Bench Press Cues, Bench Press Technique -

This is a bench issue you may want to look into if you're lacking strength of the chest, or have an early elbow flare!If you lead and drop too early with the elbows in your descent, you'll end up touching too high as shown in the video above, and it will cause one of a few things to happen... Touching Too High You're elbows might actually be in a good position, but because you broke with them too early, the bar won't end up stacked over the top very well. This will result in your elbows flaring back early to...

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Bench Press Cues, Bench Press Technique -

This set up will teach you a few things... Bar Path This is particularly valuable for shirted benchers, but applies to raw lifters as well. With this band attachment, you need to throw the weight back or it will turn into a front raise real quick. It will get you away from pressing straight up and get you into the groove of pressing back Positioning Likewise, it will teach you the positioning required to press the bar back. For those who tend to dump touch the bar, this is an awesome drill for you! Your elbows will need to be...

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