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  1. Bench Training, Rants, lectures, Q&A, and general lifting education


    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremyk1 View Post
    Iím not convinced on this. I donít think bar travel would equate to elastic energy. The elastic energy would be coming from the muscle, so the degree of flexion would be the more significant factor there. Assuming two lifters used the same form, they should have essentially the same angles of movement at each joint, and thus more or less the exact same amount of elastic energy. At least, that all seems logical to me.

    Also, is that sweet potato youíre having for dinner?
    Jeremy,

    I think there are a myriad of factors at play regardless of a Lifterís height.

    Elastic energy, I think, definitely plays a role. As does bench setup and technique.

    Here is an excerpt someone else wrote online which I find interesting as well, dealing more with insertion points.
    ďwe need to examine the moment arm of the tricep and pectoral muscles. For the sake of simplicity, we will only discuss the pectoral muscle, which inserts into the humerus. The further towards the forearm on the humerus the insertion point is, the more leverage the muscle has. Larger people tend to have insertion points further towards the forearm on the humerus. This increased leverage makes up for the decrease in leverage caused by having longer limbs. People with larger limbs also have more area for muscle growth. If you have two people, one with a 30″ long arm and one with a 40″ long arm, but they both have arm circumferences of 15″, the guy with the longer arms is going to have more muscle mass on his arm.Ē

    Relating to technique here is an excerpt from me:

    *Learn to Maximize your leverages*
    Too often we hear people complain about their leverages on the bench. Wahhh I'm tall, I gotta move the bar like twenty feet more than you!

    Robert Knutsson at 6'2 has an average ROM of 11.69 inches
    Kyle Brown at 5'5 has a ROM of 10.43 inches.
    In our competition setup despite drastically different leverages our bar paths only differ by about 1 inch...

    Learn to analyze and critique your setup for what is optimum for you! But also remember a shorter ROM may not be a superior position for maximum strengthóI can lower my ROM significantly but in doing so my bench would drastically decline.

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  2. Remember

    Strength is relative

    A huge accomplishment for you isnít any less of an accomplishment because someone else on IG or at your get. can do better

    Focus on your struggles and how hard YOU worked to get to a certain goal
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  3. I do like the info youíre putting here. Just when you mentioned elastic energy specifically, it just didnít seem quite right. Anyway, thanks!

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Jeremyk1 View Post
    I do like the info youíre putting here. Just when you mentioned elastic energy specifically, it just didnít seem quite right. Anyway, thanks!
    Not a problem, always appreciate peopleís input!
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  5. Lets get some Q&As started, who has some good questions about training or diet?!?
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  6. Ok, question number 2, what do you think about 5/3/1 for strength training?

  7. Quote Originally Posted by BBiceps View Post
    Ok, question number 2, what do you think about 5/3/1 for strength training?
    I personally have not run 5/3/1 and likely never would. However, that does not mean that I don't see the value of the program.

    The focus is on REP personal bests, which prevents you from overtraining, too many people are overly concerned with just their 1RM that they forget that most of the magic happens during training not testing the 1RM.

    I think the program works great for most people, until they start changing things or fail to properly apply themselves and push themselves within the prescribed intensity (weight) and reps and sets.

    A program is not a suggestion, you stick to it. Thick and thin for a period of time and assess the results.
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  8. If anybody is following me and has some experience with graphic design basics and want to do a good deed for the month, shoot me a message

    Trying to launch a website
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  9. How’s you deadlift and how do you do a typical deadlift session with accessory lifts?

  10. Quote Originally Posted by BBiceps View Post
    Howís you deadlift and how do you do a typical deadlift session with accessory lifts?
    Will have response Sunday
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  11. Tomorrow is deadlifts, last workout session in this first cycle then I take a nice week off (few workouts but only 50% of 1RM)

    My strength isnít coming back as quick as I hoped while in calorie deficit but thatís life and honestly shouldnít be a surprise.

    After deload I go back to straight weight on Saturdays.

    Today
    Bench 365 4x2
    1 amrap 3 + 5 second rest then 1 with long ass pause
    Bench 185 3x15 close grip
    Standing OHP 135 3x15
    Pull-ups 3x10
    Side raises and front raises
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  12. Where’s the deadlift session?! I have been waiting the whole day...

  13. Quote Originally Posted by BBiceps View Post
    Whereís the deadlift session?! I have been waiting the whole day...
    I got you
    Here is a pic
    I will explain soon
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  15. Bench Training, Rants, lectures, Q&A, and general lifting education




    Went down to Miami figured Iíd throw up a pic

    Deload ends tomorrow, Iíve got January left in this cut and then I transition into a maintenance diet, or maybe directly into a lean bulk.

    Obviously had a few cheats over New Years, and I hope everyone had a good new year

    Time to get back to training
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  16. Looking Good Bro!

  17. Hey everyone
    Bench day tomorrow and squats Thursday
    This is the 2nd week in this Mesocycle

    Am thinking about throwing in a fat burner but one that has minimal impact on appetite. Definitely donít want one that has an ingredient specifically for appetite suppression

    I am aware that stimulants in general also can suppress appetite

    Open to suggestions,

    Training videos tomorrow

    Hereís a progress photo

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  18. Why are you screaming in the kitchen?
    Do as I say, not as I do.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by Old Witch View Post
    Why are you screaming in the kitchen?
    Sometimes you gotta scream
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    Little training video and flex video, still trying to cut more this month, but Iím certainly ready to go into maintenance

    Was a volume day, 2x25 with 230lbs after doing speed work (compensatory acceleration of 9x3 vs blue band)

    Note, Iím no bodybuilder, not yet at least. I am competing in powerlifting, next year I will likely transition to bodybuilding

    https://youtu.be/9G07B0ZT87k
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by AmateurStrong View Post
    Little training video and flex video, still trying to cut more this month, but Iím certainly ready to go into maintenance

    Was a volume day, 2x25 with 230lbs after doing speed work (compensatory acceleration of 9x3 vs blue band)

    Note, Iím no bodybuilder, not yet at least. I am competing in powerlifting, next year I will likely transition to bodybuilding

    https://youtu.be/9G07B0ZT87k
    Great work ethic! Fun to watch!

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    Little flex action tonight
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  23. Whose still following along ?
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  24. Quote Originally Posted by AmateurStrong View Post
    Whose still following along ?
    I'm here
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  25. Hey everyone

    I want to throw in a fat burner soon, havenít decided.

    This week is deload then I start my next training cycle. Pretty excited about it

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