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youngguns
03-31-2009, 03:31 PM
this is a 275 pause press from a 2 meets ago. anything that stands out? or that i can change to get a few more pounds out of the lift? i have state sectionals next week.

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MPB
03-31-2009, 04:09 PM
I think you can try to tuck your elbows in more, and concentrate on bringing the bar lower. It seems like you're flaring out your elbows too as you push the bar up.

Beast Genetics
03-31-2009, 04:54 PM
I think you can try to tuck your elbows in more, and concentrate on bringing the bar lower. It seems like you're flaring out your elbows too as you push the bar up.

Ditto, Youngguns , go to :17 secs of your video, the second you begin your push your elbows flare and continue flaring the whole way up.

Lones Green
03-31-2009, 05:23 PM
Yup, your elbows are flaring early. Its an extremely common problem. Pretty much as soon as you start the concentric part of the movement they flare, which isn't what you want. If you keep them tucked you'll use more triceps and lats which will give you much more fire off the chest, which is what you want.

youngguns
03-31-2009, 06:00 PM
thanks guys, this is actually the exact advice i was looking for, because im extremely slow off the chest, and usually if i miss a lift its because i can barely get it off my chest.

Notorious
04-01-2009, 06:35 PM
Looks to me like your grip is too narrow.

If you have a competition next week, I'm not sure if it's a good idea to change anything though. Getting your form right takes a lot of practice -- and with heavy weights. If you change your form up to something you're not used to for the comp, you might be lifting less than you are now.

DrDudley-Robey
04-01-2009, 07:02 PM
Wider Grip, More arch, Wrist wraps will get you a long way

Brian C
04-01-2009, 07:47 PM
Definately widen that grip. Lower that ROM with your long arms.

scott rowe
04-02-2009, 09:48 AM
if you don't so some rest pause sets, that should help with some speed.

youngguns
04-02-2009, 04:58 PM
i cant really arch much harder, i dont have a real flexible back, so anything that can help with that? ill try widening it a bit more.

Turboboy
04-03-2009, 07:17 PM
Awesome lift bro! I agree with everyone else about your elbows flaring out. Also, are you doing any speed work? You looked kinda slow off the chest.

evilxxx
04-03-2009, 09:46 PM
i cant really arch much harder, i dont have a real flexible back, so anything that can help with that? ill try widening it a bit more.

Just attempt to arch every time to do bench work and it will come! My arch was so "high" that you could not even slide a pencil under my lower back..hahaha! Now I can actually put a 20oz water bottle under it. Just be patient. Laying on a bench with a rolled towel under the lower back did help me get used to arching the back too.

youngguns
04-03-2009, 09:50 PM
Awesome lift bro! I agree with everyone else about your elbows flaring out. Also, are you doing any speed work? You looked kinda slow off the chest.

thanks guy. no i dont do any sort of speed work, but right off the chest is my biggest weak spot. i just train my bench with a 5x3 or something of the sort and some accessory work once a week.