I read the article on the gym computor and imediately began working on my form with good results. Thanks for the info
i have been using that for for years, I have always gotten great results.
Age - 25 Weight - 275 Height - 6'4" BF% - to high
Bench Press: 370LBS 11/13/06
Squat: 135 X 6 11/7/06 (bad back, just working on form)
Deadlift: 400LBS 11/10/06
Whats your guys' opinion on benching with feet up on the bench and knees bent. I keep my should/back/butt on the bench, and bend my knees and keep my feet flat on the end too. Don't know why. Just started doing that once, and I feel fine doing it. Bench just over 300 lbs...body weight of 155.
I'm going to try this form in tomorrow workout and see what happens.
Great article, I realized everything I am doing is wrong. ha ha ha. I'll try this new form out tomorrow
I broke my right wrist (I'm left handed) twice as a kid once. Once completely through the bone.
I now find that my right tricep is a lot smaller & weaker as well as my right forearm, than my left (I have no other muscle is like this).
When I bench I can only do very few sets on a relatively heavy weight and my 1 rep max is also poor. I find that my right tricep never burns or gets pumped like my left. Also I can feel my left tricep doing most of the work.
Is there any way of sorting this out?
go see a doctor.
Age: 27 Weight: 175 Height: 5' 10"
PRs: B/S/D/T 235/295/435/965
New Goal: Explore my body's potential
funny thing is i was taught not to arch that it destroys your form
SHUT UP AND SQUAT
One time I benched 340. (HI)
I've gotta agree with the guy who said he was taught NOT to arch the back. I was also taught not to arch the back in high school weightlifting class. Now, by no means is a high school lifting class or a high school weightlifting coach the authority on power-lifting. All I'm saying is, I believe we were taught NOT to arch the back because we were young and our bodies were still developing, thus things like arching of the back during benching and squating past parallel were advised against.
I think the problem is no one ever actually said, "Ok, your body has gone through it's development stage, you can lift like this now."
I don't think he was trolling, really no need to berate the guy for making a comment that wasn't agreed upon by the general population. He never mentioned that he was elite, nor that he trained with elite people. Just stated that he was taught the exact opposite of what that article said.
Power Clean: 245
"What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn't think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know." -Arnold
Also, there is a pic of a guy with his ass off of the bench(atleast it appears that way) in the article.
AFAIK thats not allowed in meets. I read the article closer and realised it said to arch as much as possible with your ass still on the bench. This makes more sense.
I start lets say I can do 250 with incorrect form then with correct form I can do 275.If then on my following workouts I used correct form and my bench went up say 300. If I quit doing the correct form would I lose that original 25 lb gain?
nice tips. I can't wait to try them out.