G'day guys and gals,
What exactly are "Flared Elbows" when bench pressing? I've read how they're bad and you can injure yourself with heavier weights and it's not the strongest way to lift but I honestly don't understand what they look like. Could someone perhaps show me a video of flared vs non-flared elbows? Or just two vids with a good and bad example?
Thanks very much
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I think you're supposed to "tuck" your elbows on the bottom half of the press, and then at a certain point you're supposed to flare them. I'm not sure though, and it might just apply to benching in a shirt. I can't show you anything either, sorry.
i always post that video link to anyone regards benching bber style.
i assume that flared elbows is the bb technique whereas tucked elbows is the PL technique. i assume your looking for the traditional style, i wouldnt worry about your elbows. bench whatever feels natural for you.
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I know exactly what it is. It's when you let your elbows stick like straight out. You need to tuck them in. Whether you're wearing a shirt or not. If you don't you can mess you shoulders up.
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