i usually keep my feet on the bench because i heard it isolates my chest? is this true or should i keep my feet on the floor.
While you're benching and all of a sudden if you lose balance, it's a good way to hurt yourself and possibly others. So keep your feet on the ground.
Feet on the floor.
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Keep them on the ground, it will keep you balanced and allow you to push more weight and we all More Weight = Bigger Muscles! A Flat Back along with touching the weight a little higher 2-3" About Nipples will belp us more chest as well!
no, he meant on your chest. but here is what you do:
you get a really good routine. one that has you squatting about twice a week, DLing once, and benching twice. you have to make sure you counter all of that benching with some pulling so you gotta now do some type of rowing twice a week too. this induced an increase of hypertrophy and strength for me: at the beginning of the week i would work up to a 1rm on bench with strictly powerlifting form and at the end of the week do some incline DB benching with a higher rep scheme like 4x8. focus on the muscle contraction pushing the weight up and then lower the weight relatively slow. also, try to give a nice muscle contraction at the bottom of the movement too, you will like it. and eat.
Last edited by ZenMonkey; 03-08-2008 at 07:37 PM.
sometimes if ur doin lightweight you can hold your feet up. works the core slightly (balance wise). but definately if ur goin for say 1RM, keep ur feet planted for both safety and big pushes
isolate chest, lol, so do you work your feet when they are on the floor?
Feet on the bench is a cardinal sin!
Uhh... What? You gotta squat more than once per week... I squat at least twice a week, if not 3 times. If your routine calls for like 10 sets of squats on leg day then maybe, but my routine calls for a split and without squatting at least twice per week my legs wouldn't get any stronger. It's just not enough to squat once. IMOI would not think Squating twice a week would be that great of an Idea? I would only work each body part Once every 5 days Max. Other then that the rest looks Great!
IMO - in my opinion.well..........................................
it all depends on what you are doing.
yep and IMO it could be enough to squat once per week or once every two weeks. Again, it depends on what one is doing.
If your able to Squat 2 Times a Week then your not going Heavy Enough or working hard enough....
In conclusion, if you don't know what you're talking about, shut up.
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)
Rippetoe's calls for squatting three times a week. So do some programs by Bill Starr.
Bodybuilding pros and powerlifting pros are usually not the best people to follow. Their routines may work for them, it doesn't mean that they will work for you. And more often then not said pros are pumped to the gills with steroids. A natural trainer is not likely to profit from such a workout.
I saw a guy at my gym yesterday bring another bench over so he could put his legs out straight as if he was laying down to do bench. I had never seen that before, anyone else???
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Bench - 275 current / 315 Goal
Squat - 225 / 285* Goal
Deadlift - 325 current / 365* Goal
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My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.
Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.