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    sliding off the bench on heavy presses?

    who has experienced this? With lighter weights it seems the power transfer from the leg drive is perfect.. when I get to my heavier sets, the moment I drive my toes into the floor I slide OUT FROM UNDER the weight!



    thoughts? ideas? is it my foot position?
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    Get some spray stickum and spray your upper back before lifting.

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    you said the problem. You're driving with your toes. You should be driving with your heels


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    Are you on your toes or flatfooted?

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    This happens to me moreso in commercial gyms with crappy bench pads and no chalk. On a good pad, with a chalked up upper back(or some stick-um if you like) you should not slip.
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    if you are in a commercial gym you can wrap a mini band around the bench for some grip. Works real well and you don't really feel it, or at least I don't

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    You will have to ask SmokinHawk about his Martha Stewart anti Slip tablecloth holder. He got it at Kmart "I think" and it is desigend to keep table clothes from slipping off the table. Works great for him but would not be contest legal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwolfe View Post
    You will have to ask SmokinHawk about his Martha Stewart anti Slip tablecloth holder. He got it at Kmart "I think" and it is desigend to keep table clothes from slipping off the table. Works great for him but would not be contest legal.


    I have also heard of using a mouse pad. Pull the top cover off and lay the pad on the bench.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwolfe View Post
    You will have to ask SmokinHawk about his Martha Stewart anti Slip tablecloth holder. He got it at Kmart "I think" and it is desigend to keep table clothes from slipping off the table. Works great for him but would not be contest legal.
    lol ya thats what i use got it at walmart, most of the time with good benches i dont have the problem, when im at competition, but training i use it .
    if your having the problem at competition i would try the stick'um spray (anyone know where you can get it.

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    Ladnier puts straight Velcro on his personal bench. Sometimes we use the big blue bands a drape them long ways on the bench. You wont slide. We had to do this at a out side meet once when the weather was bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokinHawk View Post
    lol ya thats what i use got it at walmart, most of the time with good benches i dont have the problem, when im at competition, but training i use it .
    if your having the problem at competition i would try the stick'um spray (anyone know where you can get it.
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    I work at a wholesale flooring distributor. We sell a product called WunderGrip it's a rubber mesh that is designed to go under area rugs on hardwood floors and completely eliminate slipping. I can imagine this would work great and it's extreamly cheap ($1.75 for a 32inX12in piece). If anyone wants some just PM me I'd be glad to hook it up.

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    I think you should train like you compete. Putting a pad on a bench won't be allowed at a meet, so you shouldn't do it in training. Just fix the problem by driving your heels, not toes, like Travis said. At most, use chalk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryano View Post
    I think you should train like you compete. Putting a pad on a bench won't be allowed at a meet, so you shouldn't do it in training. Just fix the problem by driving your heels, not toes, like Travis said. At most, use chalk.
    i do this and still slide.
    and allot of gyms dont want chalk on their bench.

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    it's caused me to bomb a few big attempts.. and I've seen alot of videos where guys tuck their feet and are on their toes in the benching. I'm going to work on using my heels monday but for right now, I'm going to use some of that non slip rubber matting since I have quite abit of it here. I appreciate the help guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thewicked View Post
    I've seen alot of videos where guys tuck their feet and are on their toes in the benching.
    Tuck your feet, get up on your toes, but you still drive your heels toward the floor during the entire lift. This will push your stomach up, giving you less ROM and also give you leg drive. If you push on your toes, your butt will come up. Good luck with it. I still need someone yelling at me to drive my heels sometimes. It's tuff to remember to do that.
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