Elbows in or out for bench press
- 07-05-2012, 07:10 AM
Flat bench is mainly for a c*ck measuring contest. If you want some quality shape to your chest, especially when you are trying to isolate specific areas then drop the flat bench. Start using DB, flies, and cables. Also, don't emphasize flat movements, I start off with incline DB for example. I probably do one exercise of flat, being flies, or DB press, etc...I know its hard to drop flat bench because every idiot seems to gauge how strong you are off of it. You want to measure strength ask me my dead lift lol.My muscles are pharmaceutically enhanced.
- 07-05-2012, 07:21 AM
Well I think the bases have been covered.
For me , incline BB with elbows at 45 degrees with moderate reps as heavy as possible as stirred positive development for me. Control is key, slower negatives, explosive positives.
07-05-2012, 07:24 AM
^^^ this. I love me some incline press. I've been working hard on my upper chest and pairing BB incline with some cables is really starting to barrell out my chest.Originally Posted by lonewolf0420
My muscles are pharmaceutically enhanced.
07-05-2012, 01:20 PM
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07-05-2012, 08:57 PM
i actually dont bench with my elbows, i just take them off than bench....jk
i believe that everyones form is a little different and that there are alot of people saying alot of differwnt things so research, practice and luck allows you to know exactly where your elbows belong
07-05-2012, 09:37 PM
07-05-2012, 09:41 PM
M.Ed. Ex Phys
07-05-2012, 11:02 PM
07-07-2012, 06:08 PM
I have also struggled with elbow positioning, but I have tried to keep them in as many have instructed me as this being the proper technique. I can however bust many more reps out if my elbows aren't tucked in. I guess its about what your goal is. I have always been preached to about proper form, so I typically like to stick to that. I'd love to shove out those extra reps, but sometimes I have a mental set where I think I am cheating. Nice to see all the opinions and comments here though.
07-14-2012, 07:14 PM
Well Ied like to jump on this lol the only thing I feel like I'm lacking in is chest what would be the best ways to hit every part
07-20-2012, 12:20 AM
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