I just saw someone ask the following question in another Forum I post to:
I have the same problem: I have two shirts that I can do a 3 or 2 Board Press with, but can't get the shirt to touch. When I try to take it to my chest, no matter how tight I try to grip the bar, I dump it.I'm fairly new at the shirt game and started with hd blast shirt from inzer and blew it out down the center.I liked working out in that shirt but didn't get much carry over maybe 30 pounds??I went to the rage x next and wow what a difference.I'm still have trouble touching any tips.I tried 585 negative and still can't touch.I can bench 550 off 2 boards but thats as low as I can get the bar.Its been almost 3 months of board benching but still can't touch and was hoping to start going to bench competitions but whats the point if I can't touch??
I have the following shirts that I'm having problems with:
Size 42 Fury
Size 44 Katana
I can touch light weight in a Size 44 Fury, but I'm only getting like 25 lbs out of the thing, so that's not good either.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated and thanks for any help you can offer in advance.
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Touching in a tight bench shirt is all technique. You need to hit up a bench seminar to learn to touch if you don't workout with someone that can teach you. If you have neither of those options you need to post video for critique.
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touching in a shirt is all technique.... I was convinced that my Overkill 2-ply took around 500 to touch with the collar all the way up until I did the bench seminar at Jakked Gym..... Rob and Paul got me to touch with 365
watch a few videos of either of these guys.... with a solid set up, everything tight, and the collar all the way up there is no reason why you couldn't touch.......
Last edited by theBarzeen; 11-11-2009 at 07:45 AM. Reason: forgot to add......
I struggled touching in my Katana for almost a year, then a buddy of mine told me to wear my shirt while doing reverse band presses. This allowed me to use heavy weight and get used to the groove and that last inch before touching. I did this for two sessions and I started to get used to the groove and it broke my shirt in nice. Now I don't have a problem touching and I recently switched to a Super Katana and was able to touch in only my second time in the shirt. I am always going to break my shirts in using bands!
Last edited by smitsky; 11-12-2009 at 09:30 PM.