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jbrin0tk
02-17-2008, 07:52 PM
Most of it seemed like pretty solid advice. I'm not sure about the part where it tells you to flare your elbows out when driving the bar back up, though. But check out the comments just below the article, especially the ones about back arch. Am I missing something?

http://www.mensfitness.com/fitness/178

Chubrock
02-17-2008, 07:59 PM
Flair the elbows. Arch the back. Get stronger.

jbrin0tk
02-17-2008, 08:02 PM
that's cool. I'm not saying he's wrong in the slightest. I've just always heard that you're supposed to tuck your elbows. But the people commenting on the article were just ridiculous.

Sensei
02-17-2008, 08:05 PM
Some will coach to flare the elbows later in the concentric, some won't. Some will coach press in a straigth line, some will coach to press in a slight arc.

The morons posting under the article saying that you should not arch the back or drive w. the legs don't know how to bench. Ignore them.

Chubrock
02-17-2008, 08:07 PM
You tuck your elbows at the bottom and then when you come off the chest you start flairing.