if anyone wants to comment on my form or anything else apart from my ****ty workout area, i'd be glad to hear it!
That's some nice benching. For me personally it's actually harder to not touch.
Really solid effort.
try to get up on your shoulders more when you arch, so most of your body weight is on your shoulders when you bench
Last edited by smokinHawk; 01-19-2007 at 07:54 AM.
Looking at it, but I can't tell from the angle it looks like you are just pushing the bar up mostly with arms. Try and use your chest more by doing this: When the bar is coming down have it touch the nipples on yoru chest or slightly below when going up make the bar come over your forehead. Remember to really stick out your chest and maybe even do a slower pause at the bottom. Good effort and excellent job.
Last edited by sharkall2003; 01-19-2007 at 08:11 AM.
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The first set is correct, but the others... u're giving pauses between the liftings, that's no good. Look at your first set... no pauses
there is nothing wrong with pausing
thanks guys. the reason i was repping so fast on my first set is because that weight is really light for me so i have no trouble with it.
thanks for the advice sharkall. my triceps are stronger than my chest in comparison which makes me use my arms more than i should. i'll keep working on my form.
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nice job but on 155 is looks like your not touching your chest
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looks like 155 and up you didnt touch your chest on some reps, make sure you go all the way! and there aint nothing wrong with using them triceps, if your going for strength then tuck the arms, arch the back, keep the blades tight, and get some leg drive.
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You're much stronger than me, but I'm going to critique anyways. You need to put your feet flat on the floor. Spread them out wide and bring them towards your waist. When you think they're wide enough and pulled in enough, do it a little more. Than before you even touch the bar, start pushing with your feet. Make sure your ass stays on the bench and your upper back on the bench. Unrack the bar and lower it to your chest. When you start to press it back up, try and push your feet through the floor and really focus on keeping your back tight. I think this easier to practice with medium-heavy weight (like 165 for you), rather than really light weight.