The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
Latest Article

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
More Recent Articles
Contrast Training for Size
By: Lee Boyce
An Interview with Marianne Kane of Girls Gone Strong
By: Jordan Syatt
What Supplements Should I be Taking? By: Jay Wainwright
Bench Like a Girl By: Julia Ladewski
Some Thoughts on Building a Big Pull By: Christopher Mason

Facebook Join Facebook Group       Twitter Follow on Twitter       rss Subscribe via RSS
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Lifting Archon. Shouji's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004

    Little Help please about benching.

    Hey, I can't touch my chest with the bar when benching, and if I do, I know I will have my shoulders torn, so I'm forced to stop around 4 inches above my chest. Does this really affect how my muscles will grow?

  2.    Support Wannabebig and use AtLarge Nutrition Supplements!

  3. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    maybe you should try less weight, or if there's still discomfort with less weight then just go as low as you can.

  4. #3
    Banned MJH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Try less weight, like Collegekid said. And if you're still have trouble using a full ROM I would switch to DB's or Hammer Strength, or even incline or decline BB presses. Can you use a full ROM on the rest of your pressing exercises?

  5. #4
    Slow but Steady ancom41's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Detroit, MI
    yea, try switching to DB's

  6. #5
    Panic Prone waynis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Jax, FL
    YOU don't have to bring the bar to your chest. Just close. If benching is a problem otherwise switch to dumbells presses, pushups and machines.
    Never Giving In.

Similar Threads

  1. If I switch from BB Benching to DB Benching...
    By fixationdarknes in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 63
    Last Post: 03-06-2005, 05:55 AM
  2. Hamstring Pain while benching
    By RBC13 in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-14-2005, 08:30 PM
  3. My Lower back is sore after benching..!
    By Dragon_Rage in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-06-2004, 06:15 PM
  4. Pain In Formarm When Benching?
    By John0101 in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-27-2004, 11:21 PM
  5. improve my benching regiment
    By Goob in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-30-2004, 09:15 AM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts