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ThomasG
05-04-2011, 12:31 PM
I pop off the chest strong, and lock out very strong. However, as you can see from the video's my midpoint is where I stall. Would a cambered bar help me out or can my effort be used towards something more beneficial? Right now chain bench, reverse bands and speed bench have helped the most. I'm adding some 2brd in the cycle as well.

Skip to 0:41


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdSqbSeyF4E


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGxceh7ovhQ

I also realize I made the mistake of releasing my air on the second video.

ThomasG
05-04-2011, 12:53 PM
Meant to post this in the pl section...

Off Road
05-04-2011, 12:53 PM
I am sure those with more experience on the lift will help out...
But, pin presses with the pins set just below the sticking point have helped me out a bit.

Off Road
05-04-2011, 12:54 PM
Meant to post this in the pl section...
I can move it for you...

BloodandThunder
05-04-2011, 01:05 PM
Do you have any video of paused sets? But maybe throwing in more paused work and illegal wides would be a good alternative. Cambered bar bench is a good way to go because it instills tightness at the chest with the increased ROM

ThomasG
05-04-2011, 02:09 PM
I am sure those with more experience on the lift will help out...
But, pin presses with the pins set just below the sticking point have helped me out a bit.

Good idea. I do these as accessories from time to time adding them in more frequently could help.


Do you have any video of paused sets? But maybe throwing in more paused work and illegal wides would be a good alternative. Cambered bar bench is a good way to go because it instills tightness at the chest with the increased ROM

Only pause vid I have is with 225


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcWQjHNf3zg

Tom Mutaffis
05-04-2011, 02:27 PM
You could always increase ROM by using dumbbells instead of a barbell, although the setup for DB bench is a bit different from barbell bench if you have a pretty good arch / use leg drive.