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Re: training tips illustrated

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Re: training tips illustrated

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Re: training tips illustrated

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Re: training tips illustrated

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Re: training tips illustrated

Postby 28kgKB » Sat May 05, 2018 11:28 pm

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That works in theory, I suppose, but I find I have no power when I adopt that "pushup"/shoulder width grip. I find it more comfortable to bench press with a wider grip so that when the bar is on my chest my forearms are perpendicular to the floor at a 90 degree angle. When I've used that recommended shoulder width grip, with the elbows at a 45 degree angle to my upper body the bar goes nowhere. I think its simply a matter of leverages. My forearms are slightly longer than my upper arms, and with narrow shoulders the wider grip helps.

Whats really weird is that when I military press, I press with more of a shoulder width grip like you recommend for the bench press. Not sure why that is other than it must just be the way my shoulder joints are structured. It also explains why I was never a very good bench presser, but a decent military presser....

In fact, my jerk overhead was only about 10-30 pounds (depending on the day) under my best bench press. Weird.

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Re: training tips illustrated

Postby sticksb » Sun May 06, 2018 2:47 am

Not weird . Different individual leverage hook ups are a reality . My best deadlift was
525# @ 198 . Vince Anello's was 805# back in the heyday . I needed 36" sleeve lengths
and new erectors to come close . Ain't happenin' . With the shoulder width BP , triceps
and shoulder girdle thickened , #s went up and cuffs stayed healthy . Hence the
recommendation .
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Re: training tips illustrated

Postby 28kgKB » Tue May 08, 2018 3:51 pm

"With the shoulder width BP , triceps
and shoulder girdle thickened , #s went up and cuffs stayed healthy . Hence the
recommendation ."

I'm gonna have to try that for pure muscle building and see how it works.

When I was at a powerlifting meet one year (ages ago!) a fellow competitor told me that a really good deadlifter would never be a good bench presser. I think there's some validity to that as I've seen some monster bench pressers who squatted and deadlifted nearly the same weights!! Never understood how that could be and I always chalked it up to the person just focusing on the their bench press over the other two lifts. But, even that made no sense to me as I always thought by focusing on you squat and deadlift you would surely boost your total higher than just focusing on the bench press.

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