Im having trouble keeping my shoulders tucked (I bench raw) when it comes to reps above 5. Does anyway have some tips as how to really dig my shoulder blades into the bench?
On a completely different note....does anyone know of any powerlifting crews in North Jersey?
It's pretty difficult to stay in good position for more than 5 reps. (5 is pushing it!).
You can try glue. Spray the bench and spray your upper back/lats, then give it a minute or so to get tacky. A good handout is key too.
It also helps to have a bench that you can adjust the uprights, the one I'm currently stuck using is too tall, shoulders come out of position to unrack the weight.
I agree with both of them
When I set up, I try push my heels into the floor to get more leverage as I lift the bar off the rack. This allows me to keep my blades tucked in throughout each rep with no problems.
Last edited by Cyrus Ford; 01-27-2010 at 07:54 PM.
It may also be worthwhile for the OP to find powerlifters to train with as not only can he get a spot/unracking/reracking, but can be given technique pointers.
Last edited by achilles89; 01-28-2010 at 04:41 AM.
A lot of it is just remembering to keep pulling them together at the bottom as hard as you can. Many people get set and just depend on the bench pad to keep them tight throughout the press
Try re-squeezing your back and lats every time before starting the downward motion.
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Last edited by ehopkins932; 01-28-2010 at 01:03 PM.