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post #32086 of 47304
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Originally Posted by Benesyed View Post

sick! im lookin forward to doing my neurosurg AIs next year

Are you MS3 right now? How was step I/comlex?
post #32087 of 47304
Finally hit more than 5 on 225 flat bench. I hit 7, 7, 4 easily. Eating works
post #32088 of 47304
Thread Starter 
When it comes to flat bench I don't know why I have so much trouble with 1 x 5 @ 245 :/ I can do 3x5 @ 235, but somehow dropping to just 1 set doesn't help
post #32089 of 47304
Good to hear your party was a succes GN smile.gif

What are the pros n cons of both bench types? Flat more BB and arched more PL?
I might have to switch to flat for a while...

Cut not goin' well, too many cheatz.shog[1].gif
Gotta step things up if I want my soots to fit properly after the summer. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
post #32090 of 47304
Def go flat, arched is purely for winning at meets, flat is for actually building muscle
post #32091 of 47304
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Def go flat, arched is purely for winning at meets, flat is for actually building muscle

Yes, which is why I have been the biggest I've ever been once I switched to an arched bench.


LOL
post #32092 of 47304
Don't you just progress no matter if you train arched or flat just putting a slightly different kind of strain on your chest depending on style?
post #32093 of 47304
I agree with Charly.
There's no way you can stay as tight (esp in the upper back) without an arch. A proper arch puts all the weight of your upper body into your traps. The tighter you are, the more stable platform to lift off = more weight on the bar. More weight builds more muscle, generally.

You might get more isolation and a bigger "burn" with a BB style bench, but that's what I use my assistance work for, like DB flyes and higher rep DB bench.
post #32094 of 47304
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Def go flat, arched is purely for winning at meets, flat is for actually building muscle

wtf is this
post #32095 of 47304
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

I agree with Charly.
There's no way you can stay as tight (esp in the upper back) without an arch. A proper arch puts all the weight of your upper body into your traps. The tighter you are, the more stable platform to lift off = more weight on the bar. More weight builds more muscle, generally.

You might get more isolation and a bigger "burn" with a BB style bench, but that's what I use my assistance work for, like DB flyes and higher rep DB bench.

DING DING DING!
post #32096 of 47304
Would doing topsets arched and warmup/afterburn sets flat be a good compromise?
post #32097 of 47304
IMO, do your first/strength building sets arched, do your assistance work whatever you like the most(pump).

For exemple,

''Arched'' bench press 3x5, 3x3,3x2
then
Floor press or bench press without a big arch 2-3 x 6-10 reps
post #32098 of 47304
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

Would doing topsets arched and warmup/afterburn sets flat be a good compromise?

Yea that's not a bad way to go about it. I do my working sets with my normal arch as high as I can get it.

Then I do speed work and other stuff.

And then afterwards, if I want to do more assistance work, I'll throw on 225 and do 20 with a smaller arch, just enough so I can keep my traps and back relatively tight.
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Posted for hilarity... original purpose was to check form. (Sorry for the vert vid)





Was the last set and in hindsight I think it would have been cool if I finished, but my immediate thought was I done fucked myself up... until I felt a breeze. HAPPY MONDAY LOL
post #32100 of 47304
Holy fooks! Dat dont sound good mate....
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