View Full Version : bench: bar drifting over your head

01-31-2008, 02:00 AM
during shirted bench, the bar drifts over my head. what is the weakpoint and how can i hammer this issue?

01-31-2008, 03:41 AM
This is happening on the press right? about half way back up?

01-31-2008, 04:35 AM
Depending on the shirt and your style of benching, you'll almost want it to. When you flare your elbows out, it'll naturally move back over your face. Now if it's flying back and hitting the bench you need better control of the lockout and might need to revisit your technique.

01-31-2008, 05:56 AM
Is it just drifting or are you losing the bar back over your head? Like HomeYield said, it should drift back, but if it's causing you to lose the lift, you need to work on it. Overhead pressing and more lat work.

01-31-2008, 06:36 AM
sometimes the bar drifts like your saying on my shirted bench, reason why is im not staying in the groove and not controlling it, i dont think it is a weakness, just not controlling the bar.