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    Bench Press (touch bar to chest or not?)

    As the title say do you touch the bar to your chest when benching or not?
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    yes I do. I'f I'm trying to get a heavy set of 5 I might leave it like an inch above. My damn long arms cause my ROM to be huge.
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    Yes.

    IMO everyone should unless they have an injury that prevents it.
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    depends on how wide my grip is on that set. If its a somewhat closer grip my back is too wide to allow me to bring the bar down that far.
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    Originally Posted by mm55 View Post
    yes I do. I'f I'm trying to get a heavy set of 5 I might leave it like an inch above. My damn long arms cause my ROM to be huge.
    shut up and touch your chest!!


















    or I can come touch it for you.
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    Yes so long as you don't bounce it off your chest it's fine.
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    I always bring the bar to my chest when benching.
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    Always. Using a full range allows me to record progress properly since i always go to the same spot. When people dont touch, there range of motion tends to change every rep so its hard to track weight increases.
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    if your benching properly, touching your chest shouldn't stress your shoulder. of course prior injuries CAN affect your shoulder
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    it depends on the individual, but yes you should go as far down as possible
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    Originally Posted by mm55 View Post
    yes I do. I'f I'm trying to get a heavy set of 5 I might leave it like an inch above. My damn long arms cause my ROM to be huge.
    soo..ill explain this for the 3 rd time today now./
    whether your 5', or 9', it doesnt matter, its the same range of motion, the ratio to size is still the same!
    sure, the bar goes higher on the guy who is 9' tall, but hes also got longer arms and everything to push it that far. the entire body is longer, not just your arms. same goes for squatting. doesnt matter how tall you are.
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    depends on how wide my grip is on that set. If its a somewhat closer grip my back is too wide to allow me to bring the bar down that far.
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    Originally Posted by zildjian_4 View Post
    soo..ill explain this for the 3 rd time today now./
    whether your 5', or 9', it doesnt matter, its the same range of motion, the ratio to size is still the same!
    sure, the bar goes higher on the guy who is 9' tall, but hes also got longer arms and everything to push it that far. the entire body is longer, not just your arms. same goes for squatting. doesnt matter how tall you are.
    Not necessarily, while i do agree that everyone should touch there chest or squat all the way down, people do have different leverages. A guy with abnormally long arms will never be a bench press specialist, but he may be a great deadlifter. You see it all the time in powerlifting, body types and leverages play a huge role.
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    my chest is small and arms are super long. no chest touching for me
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    Either touch chest very softly or just a tiny tiny bit above the chest...personal preference...like Opies said.
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    Touch to chest but do not bounce the bar off of chest, light touch
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    Originally Posted by consumingfire View Post
    Touch to chest but do not bounce the bar off of chest, light touch
    Agree. And if you can touch the chest i stay for 2-3 secs to get a good stretch, and repeat. I got good results over the past months doing this.
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    Originally Posted by zildjian_4 View Post
    soo..ill explain this for the 3 rd time today now./
    whether your 5', or 9', it doesnt matter, its the same range of motion, the ratio to size is still the same!
    sure, the bar goes higher on the guy who is 9' tall, but hes also got longer arms and everything to push it that far. the entire body is longer, not just your arms. same goes for squatting. doesnt matter how tall you are.
    ectomorphs have longer arms.

    as well as a lot of normal ppl have longer arms.

    i can see how he'd want to shorten the range of motion to move a little more weight
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    Originally Posted by willldabeast View Post
    my chest is small and arms are super long. no chest touching for me
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    wheres the ass2grass vote? i mean if you ain't bringing the bar down deep into your chest like to your spinal cord you aint benchin man! lulz

    i voted no
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    You bring to where you are most comfortable.

    If you can't touch your chest, try to go as far back as you can until you feel a contraction with your chest and your erector spinae.
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    Touch and go

    IMHO, touch and go is the best way.
    Why? its reproduceable. You can get good training from stopping an inch or so over the chest but each rep is never exactly the same. If you touch and go, you have a good range of motion and you know right away if you let it down too hard or not by how it feels on your chest.
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    unless you hav bruises on your chest after benchin u aint doin it rite brah!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol
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    Originally Posted by zildjian_4 View Post
    soo..ill explain this for the 3 rd time today now./
    whether your 5', or 9', it doesnt matter, its the same range of motion, the ratio to size is still the same!
    sure, the bar goes higher on the guy who is 9' tall, but hes also got longer arms and everything to push it that far. the entire body is longer, not just your arms. same goes for squatting. doesnt matter how tall you are.
    Sigh...no. If you have longer arms then you have longer to go with the weight. If a person with long arms pushes 135 lbs his long ROM VS. a person with shorts arms pushing the same amount a shorter distance then the long armed person has performed more work. Distance X Mass. Yes a long armed person may have more or equal muslce mass but it doesnt perfectly correspond to the ROM difference.
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    Originally Posted by dantheman999 View Post
    Always. Using a full range allows me to record progress properly since i always go to the same spot. When people dont touch, there range of motion tends to change every rep so its hard to track weight increases.
    Originally Posted by greyhair View Post
    IMHO, touch and go is the best way.
    Why? its reproduceable. You can get good training from stopping an inch or so over the chest but each rep is never exactly the same. If you touch and go, you have a good range of motion and you know right away if you let it down too hard or not by how it feels on your chest.
    Thats why I always touch my chest. That way you know you're going to the same spot and when you raise the weight, you're 100% sure you've gotten stronger because its going to the same point. No second guessing yourself wondering if you've sacrificed form for added weight.
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    it depends on my grip or just how i feel when benching.


    on warm-ups ill touch the chest.


    when going heavy for 5 or less reps, ill stop just before i hit my chest, 1 inch or so.



    i get my ROM work from DBs.
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    Originally Posted by SkeetSkeet View Post
    Sigh...no. If you have longer arms then you have longer to go with the weight. If a person with long arms pushes 135 lbs his long ROM VS. a person with shorts arms pushing the same amount a shorter distance then the long armed person has performed more work. Distance X Mass. Yes a long armed person may have more or equal muslce mass but it doesnt perfectly correspond to the ROM difference.
    ok, we`re talking height here..not people with abnormally long arms
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    Originally Posted by mercerdan View Post
    I cant believe some of these justifications noted here already.

    If you are using reproduction of statistics as a reason to touch your chest, you got bigger problems than hypertrophy.

    Look, IMHO... or whatever... you need to get the most out of every rep, and one of the most important ways to do that is ROM (as we all know). In order to balance ROM and Force (the mass and acceleration that helps us build) you need to lift in such a way that your muscles never stop working throughout the rep.

    So, do not touch your chest. When you do it actually stops the rep and you actually STOP using force to move the weight, which in turn actually takes away from the hypertrophy you would have gotten had you kept the weight moving throughout the rep.

    .02$
    Ummm... yeah, basically the "force" you produce has got to do with the weight you're moving. But obviously because weight is the force you're working against. That doesn't VANISH as soon as the bar touches your chest. The force you're working against is just "ma" (as in f = ma) which is basically just "mg".

    Believe it or not, the bar doesn't enter a zero gravity state when it touches your chest. The "g" in "mg" is perpetually present. If you're not producing at least enough force to hold it at your chest, the weight crushes you. Plus, nobody even said you have to pause-press. Most people bench touch-and-go.
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