Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.
I just spit out my coffee laughing at this. What an awkward moment that must have been. Lol.
Not as bad as fuji, but inadvertently let out a fart while sucking in air into my belly before unracking the squat bar. My friend (girl) using the rack beside mine let out a chuckle.
My strategy for colds is to continue to go to work and workout, however all free time is spent on nyquil and sleeping. Two days of 12-14hr sleeps will defeat nearly any cold. I'll skip work if there's no great need to go / lots of ETO.
I can never sleep more than 7 hours or so, ever since my early 20's :/
As promised, i got a video of me benching today. Im pretty sure this is only 60kg, its two 20kg plates plus the bar anyway, but i can never work out if the thicker bars weigh more. I dont think they do, so we`ll assume 60kg. I don't have a very pronounced arch, but i cant get myself into anything more arched than that. You can see im struggling with this and its pretty close to my 8 rep max. This was my first set, i hit the same weight for 8 then 6 after that. Video will be up soon.
Also, a frail looking man in his 60's was doing incline DB press next to me with 12kg and really strugglign and asked me why i dont move the bench angle. I was like, low incline keeps more tension on the chest and less stress on the shoulders, thinking he was kind of looking for advice. He was like....oh....well what i always do is move the bench through the full range of angles, that way you can hit every part of the chest from here to here (points along his saggy chest.) Probably should have told him he was fuckin aesthetic bro, and that i was mirin striations, but it was easier to ignore him.
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1. Try lower volume. Something like: bench, 2x5.
2. If you want to go double over, I suggest you start using a hook grip. If not, then it's just stupid. I prefer over-under but I also pull conventional. You can alternate if you want. Not of huge importance imo. No point of giving the rest of your body a shitty workout just so you can work on your grip. If you really want to work on your static grip, then after your workout, just double-over 315 (or whatever) and just stand there and hold it as long as you can.
If you mind me being blunt, you need to lower the weight a good deal and rework your form.
Your bar path is poor. Elbow positioning is poor. Bring that weight down to your chest.
Strip about 50-60 pounds off that bar and start doing some paused bench presses to work on your form. Go about 2-3 weeks with just 85 pounds for 3 sets of 10. Paused. And then switch to two sets of five and add 5 pounds a week.
No problem. I thought elbows tucked was the right way to do it to protect shoulders.
Yup, bar should touch your sternum and travel in a straight line. You can see that you're looping. Lower the weight as chariy says for a few weeks. Also, it looks like if I slapped the bar it would fall out of your hands. You should hold onto that bar like James Bond hanging off a helicopter skid.
Well now we know it isnt genetics related. The good news is that if you change your form, I am sure your bench will eventually go way way up.
So i need to flare the elbows a little more? I usually try to touch the bar to my nipple line but it seems to be hitting a little lower now that i watch it.
Sorry, I should have clarified. Poor elbow positioning in relation to the bar - mainly related to bar path.
The way you're letting the bar travel in front of your elbows (when the bar path "loops"), is actually putting more stress on those rotators of yours.
Need to tuck more. And yes, would be better imo if you tucked more and touched a bit lower.
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