View Full Version : ME BENCH...quick question
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?
08-12-2003, 09:49 AM
You won't be capable of using the same speed.
I wouldn't 'worry' about the negative
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...
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...
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
08-12-2003, 09:16 PM
pause??...thats how id normally do it but i was afraid WSB might not do it that way...
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
08-12-2003, 10:15 PM
The most important thing is to not make it bounce on the chest.
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
But if you are not competing, don't pause if you do not want to. But don't bounce it either.
08-14-2003, 09:59 AM
damn i didnt know u had to pause in a comp!
thanks guys...pause it is
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