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post #19996 of 48952
Just guestimates/eyeballing using the livestrong database on MyPlate (which sucks but i'm too lazy to switch to myfitnesspal).

It's probably an overestimation, frankly, but since I'm on a cut, i'd rather overestimate and go faster than underestimate and go slower.

Also, I didn't have my bcaa's and trained fasted. I am absurdly sore.
post #19997 of 48952
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Working on tucking my elbows and lowering the bar to the top of my abs on the bench. Feels weird man. I have a hard time tucking my elbows, either end up doing a full tuck like on a close grip bench or doing shit flared elbow technique.

If you have a problem with it, then drop the weight down and work your way back up slowly.

I, like most people, had to do the same when switching to a powerlifting style bench.
post #19998 of 48952
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Any swole dudes looking for a TOJ MDR? nod[1].gif
(Looking to sell mine)

Just how swole are we talking here?
post #19999 of 48952
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

If you have a problem with it, then drop the weight down and work your way back up slowly.
I, like most people, had to do the same when switching to a powerlifting style bench.

I hate benching like a powerlifter because so many people in the gym have comments about how I'm going to hurt my back like that or I'm not getting any chest pump from having tucked in elbows.
post #20000 of 48952
Is it just my gym or is every commercial gym filled with gym bro white knights? If I'm ever struggling with my last rep of ANYTHING (all movements that can be failed safely), a wild gym bro appears and active spots. I can't push and tell em to fuck off at the same time.
post #20001 of 48952
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post

Is it just my gym or is every commercial gym filled with gym bro white knights? If I'm ever struggling with my last rep of ANYTHING (all movements that can be failed safely), a wild gym bro appears and active spots. I can't push and tell em to fuck off at the same time.

I have an overt amount of gym bro info dispensers. I wasn't asking you about my DL form, so don't speak to me. When you lift more than me, then we can talk.
post #20002 of 48952
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

Just how swole are we talking here?

Should fit someone around 6-6'2" and 190-210.

Or if you're someone with a crazy long torso, 5'11" and 195ish.
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

I hate benching like a powerlifter because so many people in the gym have comments about how I'm going to hurt my back like that or I'm not getting any chest pump from having tucked in elbows.

Fuck what they think.
post #20003 of 48952
Broke my foot pulling a weight sled. Fuck.
post #20004 of 48952
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Originally Posted by joshuadowen View Post

Ideally, your feet should be flat on the floor, and your femur should be parallel to the floor. If you are a guy of average height, move benches should allow for this. If you are on the shorter or taller side, this may be a problem. Shorter is easier to deal with - just put some plates on the ground so your feet touch without your legs dangling awkwardly. 

Why does this matter? Essentially, this is all about keeping the spine neutral and the core engaged. Neutral spine and core engagement are somewhat less important on the bench, but it will make some difference, and it's generally best practices from a safety point of view.
Hmm but powerlifting style means something like this:


Basically I'm benching for sports carryover (track, basketball)
post #20005 of 48952
I asked someone to spot me on bench press once. When I set up I grab the bar and use it to help me arch my back. I think dave tate does the same thing, just gives you something to hold onto as you pull your feet under and arch your back. As I grabbed the bar to to set up the guy lifted it off and I immediately dropped it on my chest. Proceeded to tell me if the weights too much don't lift it......


Guy in the video has a huge arch. Mines nowhere as big as that, it's probably not that noticeable looking from the side.



Edit: Just realised if you replace arch with cock in that sentence it makes it funnier.
Edited by fuji - 8/22/12 at 11:56pm
post #20006 of 48952
Thanks Fuji.

Powerlifting style rules. Whole body feels way more utilized as opposed to t-elbow style.
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Guy in the video has a huge arch. Mines nowhere as big as that, it's probably not that noticeable looking from the side.
Probably looks like he's been lifting for a long time, hence the flexibility.
post #20007 of 48952
Thread Starter 
if you need a spotter for your lifts you are either an amazing specimen of the master race or a weak pussy.
post #20008 of 48952
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Originally Posted by Flame View Post

looks like he's been lifting for a long time, hence the flexibility.

lol

were talking bout powerlifters here
post #20009 of 48952
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Originally Posted by Flame View Post

Hmm but powerlifting style means something like this:Basically I'm benching for sports carryover (track, basketball)
How does BENCHING help for track and baseball?
post #20010 of 48952
So when are we doing this NYC bro/gym out meet up thing
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