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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

Well with the lighter work, you're just getting fatigued at the later reps.
If your sticking point is about 6 inches from your chest of heavier weights, then I suggest you start doing some paused pin presses (or board presses) from about 4" off your chest.

Tried board presses for the first time to address the above. Not a lot of available boards at the gym so I went with a yoga block, probably 6" or so high. Probably not the safest approach and definitely pretty strange to look at but it seemed to work. I guess I could have tried stacking towels as well. Wasnt able to move that much more weight off of the yoga block vs. the paused benches off my chest, sort of surprised.

Seems like it really activated my upper back, near the shoulder blades, does that make sense? I assume that at the lowest part of the bench you are primarily using your chest and at the top, primarily triceps/biceps. Not sure about this part of the bench, sort of in the middle.
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

Tried board presses for the first time to address the above. Not a lot of available boards at the gym so I went with a yoga block, probably 6" or so high. Probably not the safest approach and definitely pretty strange to look at but it seemed to work. I guess I could have tried stacking towels as well. Wasnt able to move that much more weight off of the yoga block vs. the paused benches off my chest, sort of surprised.
Seems like it really activated my upper back, near the shoulder blades, does that make sense? I assume that at the lowest part of the bench you are primarily using your chest and at the top, primarily triceps/biceps. Not sure about this part of the bench, sort of in the middle.

6" is a bit too high for your needs so I suggest finding something slightly lower. I prefer 4-5" inches.

Depending on your bar path, you will feel your upper back activate more at lockout. Your upper back should always be as tight as possible but since the bar is higher up on your chest and more over your blades/traps towards lockout, you will feel more pressure on that area thus creating the feeling of increased upper back activity.
post #22668 of 48560
Got job offer to be dat der naked man outside abercrombie, may do it for the lolz.
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Got job offer to be dat der naked man outside abercrombie, may do it for the lolz.

Got that offer too last summer, feels good doesn't it. But actually all you need to do is walk up and take your shirt off and tell the guy you're breaking him. Then acquire numbers and run away before they figure out you're a transient sex offender.
post #22670 of 48560
wait wut. They had a load of those guys outside hollister in bluewater when i was there. They were all ripped and pretty big, like early Zyzz size.
post #22671 of 48560
that is no longer the aspired aesthetic bros dont want to get "too big"
post #22672 of 48560
Last time I walked by a Hollister/Abercrombie about 5 years ago, there were very bitch-like dudes standing out front. Ripped, no real size, no legs.
post #22673 of 48560
where's the meme of that model walking in a parade with painfully and embarrassingly skinny legs?
post #22674 of 48560
Thoughts on going from warm-up straight to heavy and working down to light? I've been doing it these past couple days and set new PRs for both weight and reps. Though, a week's worth of rest could have had something to do with it too..
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post #22676 of 48560
I am so excite to be the token asian so they don't get sued <3
post #22677 of 48560
aaaaand the singlet comes out of storage, figure i would start this new gym off right
post #22678 of 48560
whoa going from 150lbs to 180lbs has not been kind to me in this singlet
post #22679 of 48560
almost saw a new lifter break both his wrists today cleaning

good times were had by all
post #22680 of 48560
you mean you just missed him breaking his wrists or he just missed breaking his wrists?
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