The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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
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  1. #1
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    Rhode Island

    Lockouts/Boards for RAW Bench

    been asking around and stuff and i want to know if doing boards and lockouts for a big raw bench is useful, i will never use equipment, i arch slightly. Off the chest isnt a problem for me but i have weak midpoint up, crappy tri's, i would think just doing the lockout and holding the heavy weight is a shock to the system.

    also i like dead presses on the floor, these good too?
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  3. #2
    Breaker of Skulls Guido's Avatar
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    Yeah, DB floor presses are good. Also, why would board presses NOT also work for raw benching? I do raw board presses and it has definitely helped me have a strong lockout. It gives you confidence when doing full range, too, because the weight doesn't feel as heavy in your hands because you are used to the overload from doing the board work.
    5'9" 195 lbs
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  4. #3
    Senior Member Natetaco's Avatar
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    what about pin presses?
    190ish lbs
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    Senior Member KevinStarke's Avatar
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    Lockouts and med/high boards have there place but no ammount of lockout strength will help you get weight off your chest. Theres no reason not to impliment them in to your training, but there definitelly most beneficial to shirted benchers.

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    Back in business WBBIRL's Avatar
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    I use them for triceps, I already know its the bottom of my bench thats lagging if anything so in all reality I should be doing heavy heavy half presses or negatives or something.

    If your okay on locking out as much as your chest can get to that point then theres no reason to do them, hence as kevin said people who bench with a shirt would need them.

  7. #6
    IRL my name is Trent Hazerboy's Avatar
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    Sep 2004
    Yeah board presses are great, but If you're having problems off the chest try bottom position presses - I love these!

    Set the pins or the catch bars to the bar just touches your chest when you're arched and ready - you may have to set them a bit higher, then put a few boards underneath the bench to get the height right. Work up to a heavy single. Even better with a thick bar >: )
    Stats: 11/15/07-First-meet--2nd Meet----3rd meet
    Weight: 185-----187---------198---------198
    Max Bench: 255---220-----------280------300
    Max Squat: 405----395----------440------460
    Max Dead:475-----485----------551------570
    CHINUPS - Bodyweight + 135, x1, dead hang. Still working on the one arm chinup.

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    Rhode Island
    thanks, im usually good off the chest, i stick anywhere from mid up.
    2000 or bust


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