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Invain
01-12-2011, 01:24 PM
Pretty much double bodyweight, this morning I was 188 but we'll say 190 with clothes on.

Any critique on form would be appreciated.

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ThomasG
01-12-2011, 01:39 PM
Beast!!! Are we going to see a 405 bench in 2011?

Invain
01-12-2011, 02:11 PM
Beast!!! Are we going to see a 405 bench in 2011?

Unless I injure something I can almost guarantee it.

NickAus
01-12-2011, 02:13 PM
Huge raw bench!!

kornmong
01-12-2011, 02:53 PM
Wow now that's awesome! Double weight bench is always respectable

4g64fiero
01-12-2011, 03:14 PM
Thats great man. Thats good form. Your elbows even went a little below parallel so I'd say you have more in you for sure.

One thing I noticed, you had your elbows tucked well for the negative but then you flared them out 1/4 up through the lift. You for sure lost some power there. You were lifting that mostly with your chest.

Kiff
01-12-2011, 03:25 PM
That is awesome, you have more in the tank i bet!

DavyRen
01-12-2011, 03:32 PM
you made that look very easy

great lift

Invain
01-12-2011, 03:59 PM
Thats great man. Thats good form. Your elbows even went a little below parallel so I'd say you have more in you for sure.

One thing I noticed, you had your elbows tucked well for the negative but then you flared them out 1/4 up through the lift. You for sure lost some power there. You were lifting that mostly with your chest.

Yeah flaring my elbows has always been a problem. I've brought up my triceps strength quite a bit lately but my chest still dominates the lift.

Is there anything I can do to work on keeping my elbows tucked, besides making a mental note during the lift?

4g64fiero
01-12-2011, 04:11 PM
Yeah flaring my elbows has always been a problem. I've brought up my triceps strength quite a bit lately but my chest still dominates the lift.

Is there anything I can do to work on keeping my elbows tucked, besides making a mental note during the lift?

I dont like giving advice to guys who are stronger than me but I would say back the weight off alittle on volume day so you can focus on the using your triceps more. I wouldnt be suprised if they had to "catch up" for a little while but I am sure you would progress faster with a form involving more triceps.

I am not saying go all out and tuck your arms completely like the shirted guys, but I believe that you should definitely let your triceps come to the party haha

In all honestly, your form is pretty good from my POV. That was the only thing I could see you possibly improving on.

Here is a video to demonstrate what I mean:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cskpzTQ9aHc&feature=channel

Invain
01-12-2011, 04:42 PM
Thanks for the input. I've been hammering close grip bench a lot as it was severely lagging compared to normal/comp grip.

mchicia1
01-12-2011, 06:20 PM
Form is fine, its normal to flair the elbows as you go up...many teach that actually.

WaNNaB3Bigg3r
01-13-2011, 02:07 AM
Nice lift!!

-JM-
01-13-2011, 03:10 PM
Awesome lift!

Was that about pinky on rings. Is that your strongest grip width or are you protecting shoulders or something?

Well done mate.

Invain
01-25-2011, 09:06 PM
Yeah pinkies on the second set of rings. Definitely my strongest width right now. I used to bench a little narrower but my chest dominates my triceps quite a bit now so I've moved it out some.

Mad Max
01-29-2011, 09:26 AM
I remember you used to weigh a lot more. How did you improve strength while dropping weight so drastically?

Invain
02-02-2011, 03:34 PM
I remember you used to weigh a lot more. How did you improve strength while dropping weight so drastically?

My strength really didn't go up much until I finished my cut. I did however drop around 40 pounds without losing much strength. I followed a strict keto diet, with a refeed day every weekend. As I got leaner I upped my refeeds to twice a week.