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CuT USF FaN
10-27-2009, 08:13 AM
OK so here's the deal. I am a senior in high school and as such, i am required to do a senior project. They say you should do it on something you're passionate about and interested in, so what better thing to do it on than weightlifting!

The basis of my "project" is the development of a skill. The skill i've chosen is my strength. In order to show my development of skill, i will be comprising a video montage of my progress in the weight room, specifically on my bench press. My end goal of this project is to bench press 405 lbs. I am currently ~350 (max next week so i say roughly because hopefully i'll have seen some progress). So I'm hoping to get to 405 lbs. around April at ~235 lbs. I choose this weight because this is the weight i will be lifting at in competitions this year, and i will hopefully do well in states with a high bench and a reasonable (~270) clean and jerk.

SO, the reason for this post is to find a good, viable article on bench press form/technique. I have studied this over the years myself and i have lurked these forums quite a bit, but i need an article that is professional and i can show and quote in my research paper. Obviously i know how to have good form on the bench, but if anyone could be helpful enough to post a link to a professional, precise and useful article on bench form and technique, that'd be great.

I will also be starting an online journal here to track my progress and to help prove my development of a skill. I even need an interview as part of my senior project so if any of the more knowledgeable and experienced lifters here would be interested in an online interview or voice interview, post here and let me know =)

Thanks for your time, sorry for the big blocks of text.

vdizenzo
10-27-2009, 09:42 AM
Hope this helps http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/showthread.php?t=128784&highlight=mindset+bench

mr handy
10-27-2009, 10:25 AM
Sounds like a great project!

I really like the montage of you working on your bench idea and showing the hard work that goes into making gains.

Just remember to keep it focused, don't let it run on. Think of your viewers as 2 year old's, they only have a 15 second attention span. keep thing moving and it will be great. I really hope that you make your goal of 405 as well.

CuT USF FaN
10-27-2009, 04:26 PM
Thanks for the article! That's exactly what I'm looking for to quote in my research paper.

And thanks for the support. I've no clue how to make videos, so making one should be fun =p. Going to borrow a friends camera and he's also going to help me edit the film and such. Gonna be tough to decide which song i want to put it to; too many songs pump me up to pick just one lol.

Thanks everyone =) Will start a journal next week on monday when i have my bench max.

theBarzeen
10-27-2009, 05:05 PM
depending on where you're located, why not find the nearest established powerlifting team and go talk to ( and lift with ) them?

You'll learn more in a month that way than you ever will online

jbrin0tk
10-27-2009, 05:16 PM
depending on where you're located, why not find the nearest established powerlifting team and go talk to ( and lift with ) them?

You'll learn more in a month that way than you ever will online


I think this is a good idea. Especially if you live near some pros or lifters who have totaled elite/have a good bench press. You could use them for information and/or quote them as sources in your footnotes or endnotes.

CuT USF FaN
10-28-2009, 04:40 AM
Hm that would be awesome.. both for my project and development as a lifter..

Does anyone know of some pro lifters living around Tampa, FL? Is there some sort of index i can look over to see who all lives around me?

EDIT: I've searched google and found what looks like the only big power-lifting team i could find: http://www.tampabarbell.com/

Will contact them later today and see about a visit there.

vdizenzo
10-28-2009, 05:32 AM
Hm that would be awesome.. both for my project and development as a lifter..

Does anyone know of some pro lifters living around Tampa, FL? Is there some sort of index i can look over to see who all lives around me?

EDIT: I've searched google and found what looks like the only big power-lifting team i could find: http://www.tampabarbell.com/

Will contact them later today and see about a visit there.

Tommy Fannon is a great guy. He does a lot for lifters. You should be lifting there as often as possible.

bald bull
10-28-2009, 03:29 PM
google Dave Tate from Elite Fitness systems and type in 6 week bench press cure. Elite Fitness systems google as well they have great articles

KarstenDD
10-28-2009, 03:40 PM
Hm that would be awesome.. both for my project and development as a lifter..

Does anyone know of some pro lifters living around Tampa, FL? Is there some sort of index i can look over to see who all lives around me?

EDIT: I've searched google and found what looks like the only big power-lifting team i could find: http://www.tampabarbell.com/

Will contact them later today and see about a visit there.

You live in Tampa. You should not be training with anyone else.