Bench... breaking 90 on barbell

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  1. depends on your overall goals for bench press and your technique......


  2. Quote Originally Posted by blackcj7 View Post
    depends on your overall goals for bench press and your technique......
    kinda like 1/4 squats huh?
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  3. I think there are a lot better options for quad development then 1/4 squats

  4. Quote Originally Posted by blackcj7 View Post
    I think there are a lot better options for quad development then 1/4 squats
    Psh, that's not what my quads are sayin.

  5. I wish my quads talked, but I'm pretty sure they would tell me never to do GVT again
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  6. im gonna say it goes with personal goals..... but dont you hate those people who put on like 315 and go a couple inches down and come out saying they repped 315 for 5 jeez i cant stand that iv always liked touching the chest... wat do u guys think about pause presses? resting the bar on chest for a couple seconds then finishing the press im sure it puts alot of strain on the shoulders iv been in a couple competitions for college where they required us to pause on the chest for 2seconds

  7. as long as you are not allowing the bar to completely rest on your chest and you are able to keep the tension from the eccentric portion of the lift. Either way it will be harder on the shoulders, personally I wouldn't do them too often because they start to effect my shoulders. I would incorporate them in your routine though almost the same as adding negatives.

  8. I hate pausing. I feel it's slot of risk for little benefit, but that's personal opinion, I am not saying others should follow that theory.
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  9. Just out of curiosity if some of you guys are only going to 90' with your elbows why even bench press at all? Why not just do a floor press where you are using that limited motion but still having a consistent spot to touch every time.
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by blackcj7 View Post
    I wish my quads talked, but I'm pretty sure they would tell me never to do GVT again
    I hear ya. Tried 5x20 before... no thanks.

  11. I have personally had a lot of issue with shoulder joint issues. I hurt my rotator cuff in the military and it hasn't been the same since. I could never continue training and was always an off again off again weight lifter because of shoulder and knee problems. A friend told me he had the same issue and started not breaking 90 degrees and it helped him immensely. I did the same thing and I haven't had an issue since. I can obviously put up more weight this way too. I don't know if my chest is getting a better workout, but it's getting a workout and I can continue to go to the gym. This is definitely better. Whether your issue is the same, who knows? But it works for me and who really cares how far you go down? Honestly, bench press may be a cornerstone of weightlifting, but as far as strength goes in any type of normal situation, it's the most worthless lift of all. When do you need to use your pecs normally for any type of work whether it be your profession or at home? More importantly, when would your strength from your chest to a few inches out be necessary? I say, if you can build your chest with less risk than that's the way you should be doing it. I go a little below 90 sometimes but I never touch my chest anymore. I've been adding mass too. So it works!

  12. Dont listen to these guys. Check it out, what you do is throw on about 315, somthin lite like that, let it bounce off your chest and then throw it to the roof, catch it and repeat the process 8 to 10 times. Itll get you there quick. Payments for more extreme lifting advice can be made by PayPal or money order just go to: Idontknowwhatthe****imtalkinga bout .com for more helpful advice.
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by OEFHajHunt10 View Post
    Dont listen to these guys. Check it out, what you do is throw on about 315, somthin lite like that, let it bounce off your chest and then throw it to the roof, catch it and repeat the process 8 to 10 times. Itll get you there quick. Payments for more extreme lifting advice can be made by PayPal or money order just go to: Idontknowwhatthe****imtalkinga bout .com for more helpful advice.
    Oh yeah, this is what I meant to type. I don't know what that other stuff was. Forgive me...I was WAY off earlier. Don't forget though, keep your feet on the bench, lift your pelvis as high as possible, and flail it to and fro simultaneously with the bounce. It's called form, get some! Haha.

  14. And you see calidood is exactly right about the form. form, form, form but never before weight. Its all about the weight, form comes second. Good additive calidood, i like the touch on hip placement, the innerward thrusting motion is a must when it comes to bench.Payments for more extreme lifting advice can be made by PayPal or money order just go to: Idontknowwhatthe****imtalkinga bout .com for more helpful advice.
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