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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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  1. #1
    Resident Dick #2 LiftingKid's Avatar
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    Jul 2006

    Getting an F6 Bench Shirt

    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.

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    Piqua, OH
    i learned the grove just by loading some weight on it and practicing reps, i havent got it to touch yet though

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    Senior Member Sidior's Avatar
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    Ottawa, Ontario
    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

    Deadlifts bring people together. It's a fact. - Chris Rodgers

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    I would use it every other week until you get it to touch and learn the groove.

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    Gaglione Strength Chris Rodgers's Avatar
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    Jan 2001
    You will get better with practice. Do plenty of work in it, but don't neglect the other movements.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 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)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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    Senior Member jtteg_x's Avatar
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    Jul 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    buy a belt to keep it tight if u havent got one yet.
    check out this link:

    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.

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    Jackson, MI
    Okay, could someone please please already tell me what a 'bench shirt' is?

  9. #8
    Senior Member deeder's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smooth23 View Post
    Okay, could someone please please already tell me what a 'bench shirt' is?

    Do some reading
    Full Powerlifting
    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)

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