When I max out on exercises I usually try to stretch the antagonist to the muscles I work. For bench I use my triceps, chest, anterior deltoids and lats (I use powerlifter style). Thus, I think I should stretch my biceps and whatever is antagonist to my anterior deltoids.
But, I want to static stretch my biceps without static stretching my chest. So, how do I do that? And, what muscle is antagonist to my anterior deltoids?
Have you tried holding a heavy barbell with a close reversed grip (palms facing forward)?Originally Posted by Bizatch
I usually do this after doing shrugs, which is right after biceps.
Age: 22 Height: 5'-8" Weight: 175 (6-10-07)
BF: 13.2% (6-10-07 w/ calipers)
Bench: 300x1 (9-22-06)
Weight: 180 BF: 8% Bench: 315x1
Stand in front of a table-height horizontal surface.
Make a fist.
Place the thumb end of the fist on the table behind you, arm straight.
Now bend your knees until you can feel the bicep stretch.
Jww's may be the best best, but there is significant delt involvement as well, not the best thing for pre-bench. Built's stretch definately stretches the pecs and delts.
I wouldn't worry about stretching bench antagonists as much as a dozen other things.
what the hell does it matter
somewhat what I eat...
I can easily stretch my biceps without stretching pecs or delts. I do what Built said but I go against a wall, and it really doesn't feel like the pecs or delts are stretching.
***Edit: Oops, this thread is over a week old. Why do I ALWAYS do this?...
Last edited by fixationdarknes; 03-27-2005 at 12:56 PM.
Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)
Originally Posted by fatrb38