Benching form ?

Discussion in 'Training' started by Jenn_in_FL, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. Mols

    Mols My BFF

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    :bugeyes:My nearest ART provider is 70 miles away
     
  2. Erik

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    Benching with a pause on the chest will help with bottom-end strength, yes. The pause will help to decrease the elastic energy built up (stretch shortening cycle) during the eccentric, so you basically have no momentum and have to overcome inertia to get it going again.

    More muscle fibers recruited, etc.

    It's a good strategy. Give it a try. Of course, while adopting this technique, you'll have to lift less weight for now. But it will force your pecs to work harder.
     
  3. Erik

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    They're not all on that site. Those are just the chiropractors that pay to be on that site.
     
  4. Mols

    Mols My BFF

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    ahhh ok good :wink:
     
  5. chickadee1020

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    I'm working on my barbell bench press form. I've lowered the weight and am touching the bar to my chest every time. Now my upper back is cramping in the middle of my set. Has anyone experienced this? I'm guessing my form is still off and causing this pain but I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing wrong.
     

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