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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?

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    Senior Member McVein's Avatar
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    bench question

    if floor presses are to train the top part of the bench.....what are exercises to train the bottom part of the movement, i.e the push from the chest
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    Would it not stand to reason that if you do floor press or raised to work the upper. Do the lower by simply only doing the bottom part of the movement?

    I would think low dips and things of that nature would help but I am not a heavy bencher. I like weighted pushups. Helped build my bottom end as the weight is heaviest at the bottom.

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    but floor press not only limits the ROM, it takes away the effort of having to hold the weight at the bottom......so it works the delts and tri's?

    obvioulsy only doing the bottom pat pf the movement would work....but i think that would place unnecissary stress on my shoulders?...what with having to hold the weight for so long without ever going to lockout..
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    do the presses in a power rack from the catchers set at chest level.
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    hmm..i dont have a power rack
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    wide grip bench press

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    ^ why?
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    Here is what I heard helps. db press, pause press, dips,
    Not sure what to call these. Push up, hold static in the bottom position, then explode up like a speed bench. I personally thought they helped, doing sets of 10, w/3 second pause off the bottom.
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    well i dont want to go as far as a bench shirt just yet..lol..i still have training wheels on the bench

    but ill give everything else a go....

    one question though, what is a pause press?
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    Just a 2 second pause at the bottom. If doing them I would use lighter wts. It sounds like your doing westside maybe?
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    I really dont know what westside is.....so im not doing it intentionally lol

    do you mean pause for two seconds with it resting on your chest? or just two seconds holding it an inch or so above it?
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    If you want to train in powerlifting. Even if its for short time check out the stickies in the powerlifting section. It has some good info and links.
    Remember, to get big, you have to get strong. The two are interconnected. Lift heavy, work hard, and size will come. Like night follows day. It works. Arnold
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    set your pins or safety catches to just below your chest and do heavy negatives? or do it with a spotter?
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