Well, I finally decided to invest in a bench shirt and went with the F6. The plan is to start working lockout via 3,4, and maybe 5 boards and continuing most of my current bench training (back work,shoulders,etc). I will also bench w/the shirt once every 3-4 weeks. Any ideas in terms of getting the groove down and training for a shirted bench?
Last edited by LiftingKid; 04-26-2007 at 01:52 PM.
i learned the grove just by loading some weight on it and practicing reps, i havent got it to touch yet though
I got mine about 6 weeks ago and managed to get it to touch after 3 weeks and hit a solid rep on the 4th week. Keep your arch tight throughout and get a good spotter for when you dump it over your face.
edit: In regards to training it all depends. The MM guys live in theirs while others don't use it nearly as much.
Last edited by Sidior; 04-26-2007 at 04:04 PM.
PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
Meet PRs: Bench Only 525
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I would use it every other week until you get it to touch and learn the groove.
You will get better with practice. Do plenty of work in it, but don't neglect the other movements.
@165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
@181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
@148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
@165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
@181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL
buy a belt to keep it tight if u havent got one yet.
check out this link: http://www.liftinglarge.com/getting_the_most_o.htm
the first time, you'll get major battle scars. 2nd time using it, you'll get used to it and figure your groove their on. i used my f6 about 6 times now and the only issue i have is keeping it tight. what i did was have a partner pull the shirt down (front + back) right before the lift.
Okay, could someone please please already tell me what a 'bench shirt' is?
Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)