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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    best tricep lift for increasing BP

    What is the best tricep exercise to help increase your benchpress numbers? Skullcrushers, pressdowns, close grip BP?

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    Close grip bench, rack lockouts, board presses, floor presses.

    Anything that mimicks the motion of a full bench press will be best.
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    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    my triceps were lacking along with my biceps... and as much as didnt want to , i finally gave up on all but ONE iso exercise per workout.. Just bench heavier and i found that when i started lifting heavier on deads my arm size went up as well.
    Starting over...

    You get out what you put in.

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    If you haven't done dips yet, do those. My bench soared after I started to do those.
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    Heavy-ass board presses.

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    CGB and dips.

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    i have good results from heavy skull crushers 3-4 days after i bench, if i skip them my tricep power decreases on lockouts.

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    I found by doing a bench 5x5 routine for a few weeks and weighted dips, my bench improved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    Close grip bench, rack lockouts, board presses, floor presses.

    Anything that mimicks the motion of a full bench press will be best.
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    Have you ever tried Towel Bench. Basically, wrap up a towel and put it on your chest, and when you bench regular, only go down until you hit the towel slightly, then back up. Same reps and sets as you would normally. I guarentee that will definitely increase bench press. For me, the tough part isn;t getting it off my chest, it's locking out at the top. Towel bench was a huge success for me.

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    So your saying to bench only the top range of motion? That makes sense as the top range of the motion is mostly your Tri's while the bottom is chest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad263 View Post
    So your saying to bench only the top range of motion? That makes sense as the top range of the motion is mostly your Tri's while the bottom is chest.
    That's what board presses, floor presses and rack lockouts are too...
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    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    My coach had us do an exercise where we would lie down on the floor and have a spotter put the barbell over us and we would bench it. It really helped me hit higher weights on my benchpress because youre arm can only dip to a 90 degree angle, helping you lock out and working triceps. Give it a try..
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    Board presses and Dips +1. Board presses have really helped me... I rarely fail anywhere off my chest now.
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    weighted dips
    Ring Push-ups/dips
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    Basic logic tells me that CG Bench would be the best Tri-dominant lift to increase your benchpress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LevesqueIsKing View Post
    Basic logic tells me that CG Bench would be the best Tri-dominant lift to increase your benchpress.
    Yeah, I did dips and CG bench after regular BP today. By it's feel, it seems like it translates to regular BP gains the most of tricep lifts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeder View Post
    Anything that mimicks the motion of a full bench press will be best.
    I think this was really all that needed to be said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LevesqueIsKing View Post
    Basic logic tells me that CG Bench would be the best Tri-dominant lift to increase your benchpress.
    Basic logic? And uhh... what logic would that be?

    The best tricep movement to increase YOUR bench will be whatever works on YOUR weaknesses. I can close grip almost as much as I can do for a normal bench press. When my 2 and 3 board go up, my bench goes up.
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    Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
    Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
    Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)

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    Close grip bench has been the best for me.

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