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    Question on PL Bench Form vs. Others

    Hey all, I have a question that I've been wondering about for bench form. I train 4-5 days a week, to get stronger, and bigger for Football. I was wondering if it would make a significant difference in muscles targeted/used if I were to use a regular bench form vs. a PL form. My definition of 'regular' form is feet right under knees, calve/quads form ~90 degree angle (not like ~45 like PLers), OK arch in back, not huge like PL, and chest big.

    My lift goes pretty normal I think, unrack with help of spotter, go down at a decent speed (dont just drop it on chest), dont really pause but I do touch chest 100%, and then drive up. I keep ass on bench and shoulders squeezed.

    I'm not asking how to improve my bench, i'm asking what the difference of the two forms would be and what will be best for football strength. Or if i'm just a lone gunner using my form thinking it's normal! Thanks.
    Last edited by jed; 05-12-2007 at 08:25 PM.
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