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    Lifting Archon. Shouji's Avatar
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    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?

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    maybe you should try less weight, or if there's still discomfort with less weight then just go as low as you can.

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    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?

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    yea, try switching to DB's

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    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.
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