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  1. Yea I have watched that video series twice...once right after this thread. Maybe I'll watch some again right before next bench. Good info herderdude.

    Oh, I am addicted to foam rolling haha
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  2. Quote Originally Posted by rob112 View Post
    Yea I have watched that video series twice...once right after this thread. Maybe I'll watch some again right before next bench. Good info herderdude.

    Oh, I am addicted to foam rolling haha
    Good man! You won't be feeling too bad, then. After I started arching, I had to grab PVC from the burning pile on my last job site, or I would've quit arching. I still feel it in my whole upper back when I do max effort with a bench shirt.

    Try to make sure you're stacking your hands over your wrists over your elbows, too. I imagine that will be a more minor hindrance to your maximum weight than the stability. You got this, go out and crush it next time!
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  3. Thanks brotha!

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  4. Whatever trap tightness you had at the beginning was lost when you took the bar out of the rack. You're supposed to pull the bar out like a straight arm pulldown and not literally lift the bar up and then bring it out. As for the actual press, you're pushing the bar away from you instead of envisioning pushing yourself into the bench. This is the reason you kinda pop off the bench at the top of the rep. This movement helps to engage the lats and maintain tightness in the traps.
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja
    Whatever trap tightness you had at the beginning was lost when you took the bar out of the rack. You're supposed to pull the bar out like a straight arm pulldown and not literally lift the bar up and then bring it out. As for the actual press, you're pushing the bar away from you instead of envisioning pushing yourself into the bench. This is the reason you kinda pop off the bench at the top of the rep. This movement helps to engage the lats and maintain tightness in the traps.
    After that gentlemen the other day said my shoulders keep lifting I was thinking that I am losing my back on the movement. I pretty much workout alone so I am starting(end of last workout and now moving forward) to try and find a safe place to "pull" the bar out as you are saying. I will say I was having trouble figuring that out.

    Once I get to where I think I have good form I will video again...without micro mini bands. Thanks Rodja

    Edit: I do have trouble envisioning the press correctly. More to work on.

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  6. Great tips guys
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