I bought and tried my Titan shirt for the first time a week ago.
I worked my way up to 365 for 3 reps on my last set. 1st rep - 5" above chest, 2nd 4" and 3rd 3". On all 3 reps, I blasted it up by myself. On the last rep I felt a little tired.
Will the shirt offer even more spring as I'm able to get it down those last 3" to my chest?
...or in stretching to touch my chest will it lost some of its spring?
I'm just imagining what kind of weight I'll be able to do for my first meet this Nov 1st. I would be in heaven if I'm setup now to get a 405 by then.
are you using boards to break it in?
On a single ply its not a real big deal if you don't use boards to break it in
As you get closer to touching your chest, whether or not you get alot of spring out of it will depend on if you hit the groove and how your form is. If you lack leg drive and your elbow placement is fighting the shirt, you won't get much pop.
I will have to really make sure the form is on par. No boards are being used. Just going down until it doesn't move anymore. Found that it was easier to bench 365 for 3 then it was to do 335 for 2. I kept telling the guy "one more" so I could get it lower and try to touch.
He wants my elbow placement at about 45 degrees. Leg drive is to be pushed from my heels.
Sound about right?
How would i feel it when tucking my elbows hard? Does that mean the shirt wil want my elbows to flare out, so I'll have to fight it in a way?
oh, i was unaware he was using a single ply shirt.
Tuck your elbows hard, drive your heels down, & push your belly up to the bar. Sounds like you are on the right track. During the press try to "spread" the bar with your hands, let your elbows drift out and the bar drift back. Be patient and let the shirt stretch out over a couple of workouts. I just blew the shoulder seam on a single ply last night going to much to quick I think. Single ply Titans are like BIG TITS...Fantastic!
Can't wait 'til tomorrow, 'cause I get stronger every day!