What a tool!Originally Posted by flytrapcan
So here's how you don't do it, if you do then stop immediately, give your head a shake and try again!
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
PS. don't be spellin press with one s either!
What a tool!Originally Posted by flytrapcan
I like the comment saying there are at least 2 techniques to this exercise and one of them does not require you to touch your chest...
Well that is true, there is the pipe or piece of wood on the chest technigue used for powerlifting. Maybe this guy just forgot the pipe.Originally Posted by rocketscientist
Why would that kid even post that on the internet?
Maybe he couldn't find one that size...Originally Posted by flytrapcan
Originally Posted by flytrapcan
Wow he sucks more at Bench then I do!
There are actually 2 jokers at my gym who don't go close to this low on the bench, wonder why they are still small. Anyway they are lifting the other week and of course we have to watch as this skinny guy, mind you in shape, pops on 345! Puts on his nice shiny black gloves and does his version of 5 reps, as his partner loudly counts them off and shouts encouragement. To top it all off we over hear him saying "Holy ****! That was 345! You'll be doing 400 next week!"
It was good for a laugh.
Haha. I saw this video. What a joke. Looked as he was doing a three board press with imaginary boards. He does not look like a PL to me.
I always love the guys that tell me they can't touch the bar to their chest because of shoulder problems. I simply follow up with, then why are you going heavy on the bench or benching in general?
I think that's kind of ignorant to say unless you're talking specifically about guys like the ones seen in the video. I don't touch the bar to my chest because I'm not that flexible and I do have shoulder problems. My chest development sure hasn't suffered though and it's actually how some of the pros and pro trainers recommend doing chest pressing movements.Originally Posted by peterson24
Why would you stop doing these movements if they're giving you a benefit but you just can't touch your chest?
All I meant was there are plenty other movements to give your chest work, there is no need to do bench if your body doesn't allow you to. Whats the use of loading up a bar with 300+ and then not go through the full movement unless you were doing something like floor presses or board presses to help through a sticking point. Wouldn't it be better to use lighter weight and work on the flexability so you can get the bar all the way down? There are some exercises for me that give bad joint pain or I can't complete the maneuver. So I keep them out and find alternatives.Originally Posted by Shock133
And to add, yes I was talking about people like that in the video. Some of my friends specifically that tell me they are benching 300+. Then when I actually see them in the gym, they are doing a rep like the one in the video.
HAHAHAH I know a guy who lifts like that!!!!
Actually the guy I know arch's his back WAYY worse than that kid
Originally Posted by Shock133
That's a good point actually. Some powerlifters will intentionally stop short of a full bench to save the stress on the shoulders. I've considered this as well after doing a stint of wide and low.
That makes me laugh. Especially his spazzed out freind posing for the camera.
I play college baseball and have friends that play at different schools across the country and almost every sigle strangth trainner i talk to tell baseball players not to go much lower then what that kid was doing due to the structure of the shoulder and throwing. I know the kid kinda looks like a duche bag, im trying to give him a little benifit of the doubt. I my slef do not touch my chest but i come withing a few inches but i also go wide and use a smaller ROM, with my feet on the bench. It has worked like magic on my chest size.
Well, I don't think the point is that he is not touching his chest..you don't really have to to get full muscle fiber recruitment...BUT you DO have to at least let your elbows go to 90 degrees and this kid is at more like 40 so he is totally fooling himself.
I had this dumbasss in my old gym that would do even less range of motion than that kid. Short, huge beer belly, little skinny arms, and of course..a long feather earring ala Mr T. He'd load up 350 and only go down about 3 inches before squealing and popping the bar back up as fast as possible, squeeze out 6 reps, then hop up off the bench all puffed up like tom turkey during the rut. Total f'ing dumbass. I seriously had a hard time not laughing at him or offering advice..but of course that's a gym no-no. lol
Yeah Bioman, laughing would have probably been apropriate, but advise won't help someone like that. They'll probably just get all worked up if you do that, then you will have more reason to laugh.
but that is what board presses are for. PL's also arch their back, I do this.Originally Posted by flytrapcan
When in competition though, you have to touch.
Anyway, the whole point was this kid loaded up the bar with way more than he can handle and convinced himself he was doing full reps and can handle a lot of weight. Thats the whole joke of this video.
Ya know advice on some people like that is like talking to a brick wall. Some people are so set in there ways, and don't care how they get 350 up as long as they do. Like I said in my last post I have a friend who does the same thing for EVERYTHING and to be honest 90% of his training is sloppy slooooppppy form but as long as he has alllll that weight on he thinks hes doing good and you cant tell him a thing. So bio you did the right thing by walking away because he probably will just blow you off! Don't worry in about 3 weeks he will probably quit working out because he blew his shoulder out anyway....