What are the benefits of using a thick bar for bench press? I can uderstand the benefits for dl's, rows or any other grip related exercise but not for pressing movements?
Thread: Thick bar bench press?
01-05-2012, 02:37 PM #1
- Join Date: May 2009
- Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
- Posts: 10,765
- Rep Power: 207559
Thick bar bench press?New Evolution shat on me
-!!!---!!!- No Excuses Homemade Equipment Crew #7 -!!!---!!!-
"Were not talking about bodybuilding you fking retard. We're talking about Gorillas"
01-05-2012, 02:54 PM #2
Not sure if JUST thick bar adds a lot to the equation. I can say that benching on a solid axle (no spin at the collar) for a while seemed to really help me. Not exactly sure why that would be, I would probably have to think about it a bit. Could be a greater need to squeeze the bar (proprioception at the hand causes other muscles to get higher nervous system response), possibly some need to control the bar more since there is additional torque on the wrist that isn't compensated for by the normal spin of the sleeve... hard to say exactly.
Is it necessary? No. Could it help? It is my experience that making small changes for a period of a few weeks often helps in some fashion when you get back to the basics. For instance, if you normally bench with a wider than shoulder width grip, then hit close grip for a few weeks, going back to a wider grip will usually feel better. I would attribute this to increased recovery in a particular motor pattern and shifting the emphasis of training which often targets weak links in your movement (stability/mobility/strength).GoRuck Challenge Journal: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=150446113
"No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." -Edmund Burke
"Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also." -Marcus Aurelius
01-05-2012, 02:57 PM #3
By UNCCBEAST in forum Powerlifting/StrongmanReplies: 11Last Post: 08-04-2010, 01:28 PM
By dolphinsfan270 in forum ExercisesReplies: 1Last Post: 04-22-2009, 06:44 PM
By apipedream0750 in forum ExercisesReplies: 3Last Post: 05-17-2007, 05:04 PM