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Gym And Supplement Discussion


avrahan

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if bench is weak... do more bench.

also for every push movement, do 2 pull movements.

does not work for wanking

Thanks for that, Yer i hear that you should counter the pushing. Face pulls are a good one apparently

Bench is a little on low side compared to squat (assuming thats below parallel in a rack). Just hit it more often with lower reps and eat. Elbows shouldnt flare out, keep them tucked in.

Yer thats what i didnt check when doing it, was alone also. Will have to get someone to look at me when there next.

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Bench is a little on low side compared to squat (assuming thats below parallel in a rack). Just hit it more often with lower reps and eat. Elbows shouldnt flare out, keep them tucked in.

Elbows tucked in for bench? Ideally you want somewhere in between, tucking them in to far uses your tri's to much and is more a power lifting movement then one for building muscle.

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I don't even care where my elbows are, unless I have an injury. Your body will have it's own form, different to everyone else's. Tucked in or not, whatever, none of that will stop you from getting strong in bench.

What do your sets and reps normally consist of for bench and how often a week do you do it?

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Thanks for that, Yer i hear that you should counter the pushing. Face pulls are a good one apparently

Just stick to BB rows.

I find Pendlay Rows forces me to use good form.

Chins are also good.

Always start each rep by pulling the shoulder blades back first.

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Elbows tucked in for bench? Ideally you want somewhere in between, tucking them in to far uses your tri's to much and is more a power lifting movement then one for building muscle.

I generalised my comment too much. By tucked in I don't mean 90 degress to your body or close to your body, somewhere in between like you said, I use about 45 deg. herpa derp on my behalf.

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Jealous at all you runners & squatters...

Smashed out my traps today, awesomeness. And going to work on those Bird's-fingers;

might take a while tho! Nap time now, then study :(

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I generalised my comment too much. By tucked in I don't mean 90 degress to your body or close to your body, somewhere in between like you said, I use about 45 deg. herpa derp on my behalf.

:cheers:

I can't do bench with a barbell anymore, hurts my shoulders for some reason, have to use dumbells instead, sucks having stronger shoulders then my chest, makes it hard to hit chest correctly :unsure:

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how did you come to the conclusion that sore shoulder while benching with barbell = stronger shoulders?

The shoulder is a pretty complex joint/socket.

Lots of shit can go wrong with it and/or smaller muscles be left behind when other parts get stronger.

How strong are you with good form bent over barbell rows?

How is your shoulder mobility?

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Pretty common issue with the bench/bro-press . I keep away from trying to bench heavy until my shoulders, back and triceps are ready for it.

As TTT said the shoulder mobility is a killer. If you have built the muscles for a strong shoulder girdle your bench will be stronger than without.

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Lol ^ so true.

Yes, I don't go heavy for bench (do it at home to avoid embarrassment), but do Matrix 5 sets of 5x5x5x5

Woodchops! I want birds' fingers in me!!!!

;)

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