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jbrin0tk
04-27-2008, 08:29 AM
I'm sure this is usually a "shirted" type of question, but I am speaking about raw benching. Should I be touching higher or lower on my chest? Any opinions, or does it matter that much? Thanks, guys!

Keith
04-27-2008, 10:25 AM
Shirted will be a bit different compared to raw, but bringing it down anywhere close to the bottom of the sternum is optimal.

jbrin0tk
04-27-2008, 11:36 AM
Shirted will be a bit different compared to raw, but bringing it down anywhere close to the bottom of the sternum is optimal.

Thanks, man!

Stumprrp
04-27-2008, 11:44 AM
RAW i think the best spot is right on your chest line, before your belly, pressing in a straight line.

Hazerboy
04-27-2008, 01:08 PM
If I'm not mistaken, I think it depends more on where your forearms/elbows/wrists fall in line, which for *most* people is right below the sternum, like you said.

But this really kind of depends on how wide you grip the bar and how short/long your arms are.