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    Keepers and throwbacks for shirted bench.

    I know this will be different for different people but I would love to know what movements people have found work and which ones are a waste of time for building a big shirted bench?
    Any of your experiences would be great, thank you.

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    a shirted bench is the best movement for building a big shirted bench

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    I agree with getting in the shirt. You aren't going to get the 200-300+ lbs some guys get out of their shirt without really learning it. Now once you really know the shirt there are different camps of training. Some guys will wear it often and others wear it once a month. Both have success. I think it also depends some on if you are bench only or full power. Bench only guys can shirt up more often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barbell01 View Post
    a shirted bench is the best movement for building a big shirted bench
    Yes, Also do heavy shirted board work
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    Agreed with heavy shirted benching and shirted board work. If you're going to compete in a shirt, train in it. It's a skill that must be deligently learned and frequently reinforced to get the most of it.
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    You also need to experiment to find how often you can handle getting in the shirt. It does beat up your wrists, elbows, and forearms so I generally am finding that I can handle about every 3rd week in the shirt. Of course squat training effects this too, and what your career is can have some effect as well; so it will vary for everybody.
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    Thanks everyone.

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    I'm going with full range two weeks in one week out when I get back in the shirt.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    I'm going with full range two weeks in one week out when I get back in the shirt.

    No you need to let me write your program for just one training cycle and if it doesn't work I will let my hair grow out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesbench View Post
    You also need to experiment to find how often you can handle getting in the shirt. It does beat up your wrists, elbows, and forearms so I generally am finding that I can handle about every 3rd week in the shirt. Of course squat training effects this too, and what your career is can have some effect as well; so it will vary for everybody.
    I agree w/ mike reference to squat effecting your shoulders. I've had to adjust my grip when sqauting as of late since it was beating up my shder's.(wider)

    I differ on the board work though, as I generally do it RAW after shirt work...

    B/C Rob L. said so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Luyando View Post
    No you need to let me write your program for just one training cycle and if it doesn't work I will let my hair grow out.
    Done deal! I love being coached. It's been a long time since I have had that luxury.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    Done deal! I love being coached. It's been a long time since I have had that luxury.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDudley-Robey View Post
    Yes, Also do heavy shirted board work
    Hey Doc,

    I read your recent article in PL'ing USA. Loved it, esp. reference to setting realistic goals, and doing your support work. Do you keep a training journal here at WBB?
    Thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robchris View Post
    Hey Doc,

    I read your recent article in PL'ing USA. Loved it, esp. reference to setting realistic goals, and doing your support work. Do you keep a training journal here at WBB?
    Thx.

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