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John0101
05-03-2003, 06:25 PM
why do bench shirts help your bench?

Hercule
05-03-2003, 08:47 PM
Bench shirts help your bench by helping you out of the bottom. They kind of reverse the effort. If you have a really tight bench shirt, then you are putting a LOT of energy into actually getting the bar to touch your chest, then after you pause(in a powerlifting comp) the material springs the bar up, and you have to have strong enough triceps to lock it out. Mainly, it just helps you off your chest.

TxRebel
05-05-2003, 02:34 PM
what it does is gives you vascular compresion on your muscles.....its like having skin that doesnt strech....and because of that you get a better push with the muscles.....