View Full Version : ME BENCH...quick question

big calvin
08-11-2003, 10:43 PM
do i go the same speed as for DE? (dont worry about the neg and let it hit/touch my chest) or slower and blast off as soon as the bar touches my chest?


Paul Stagg
08-12-2003, 09:49 AM
You won't be capable of using the same speed.

I wouldn't 'worry' about the negative

big calvin
08-12-2003, 10:15 AM
o i know about the speed not being the same but i was worried i might be lettin the bar "just fall" and maybe i was only suppose to do that wit lighter weight(de)...

the reason i ask is cuz if i dont bother wit neg's then i can do 335 on max bench but if i do then 295-315 might be only wha i can get...

thanks paul

08-12-2003, 10:20 AM
noo, dont let it fall,

just do your singles like you normall would ina smooth motion as if you were maxing out...

big calvin
08-12-2003, 04:43 PM
yea but see thats the problem when i normally bench i always let the bar down slowly and tried to blast it off my chest( aka. yates style) but i get less weight wit that...if i use momentimum(spell) then yea ill get more weight wit ease... so ..im still not sure how 2 go about it...

08-12-2003, 06:38 PM
do it properly... let it down, pause for a second, then lift it back up

big calvin
08-12-2003, 09:16 PM
pause??...thats how id normally do it but i was afraid WSB might not do it that way...

thanks guys

08-12-2003, 09:30 PM
I wouldn't pause at the bottom... I heard that somewhere... but I dont' knwo where

08-12-2003, 09:31 PM
I think it was benchmonster

Bruise Brubaker
08-12-2003, 10:15 PM
The most important thing is to not make it bounce on the chest.

08-13-2003, 09:10 PM
If you let it quickly accelerate to your chest, you have a greater chance of injury. Would you want 300+ pounds of iron landing on your chest supported by a small bar? That'll break you in half!

08-13-2003, 09:21 PM
you have to pause in competition so that way there's no momentum moving the bar for you

08-14-2003, 02:10 AM
But if you are not competing, don't pause if you do not want to. But don't bounce it either.

big calvin
08-14-2003, 09:59 AM
damn i didnt know u had to pause in a comp!

thanks guys...pause it is