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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    where to touch when pressing

    I'm sure this is usually a "shirted" type of question, but I am speaking about raw benching. Should I be touching higher or lower on my chest? Any opinions, or does it matter that much? Thanks, guys!

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    Shirted will be a bit different compared to raw, but bringing it down anywhere close to the bottom of the sternum is optimal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    Shirted will be a bit different compared to raw, but bringing it down anywhere close to the bottom of the sternum is optimal.
    Thanks, man!

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    RAW i think the best spot is right on your chest line, before your belly, pressing in a straight line.
    2000 or bust

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    If I'm not mistaken, I think it depends more on where your forearms/elbows/wrists fall in line, which for *most* people is right below the sternum, like you said.

    But this really kind of depends on how wide you grip the bar and how short/long your arms are.
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