I posted in another thread about this titan product. I believe this to be a very good training tool. However I have seen very little discussion on other peoples experiences with this product. I was able on my first workout to easily increase my working set by 30 pounds. I have some experience with bench shirts and I have found them difficult to put on and painful to use. This product was just the opposite(very easy to put on especially when working out alone and absolutely no pain or discomfort). Please share what you have experienced and how you incorporate this into your training.
Thread: Titan super ram experiences
08-24-2011, 04:27 PM #1
Titan super ram experiences
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08-24-2011, 05:32 PM #3
In my opinion yes. there is virtually no way to put on a shirt by yourself. I would say to use a power rack if training alone for safety. It is without a doubt the most trouble free tool to aid bench training. I have heard others say Mark Bell's slingshot is better but I've never tried one of those yet.
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08-24-2011, 05:57 PM #7
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I have the slingshot. I would imagine they are probably one and the same. I was able to push up an additional 8% perhaps. Came out to about 30 lbs or so. Finally let me push past that 4 pps I have been trying to get to forever. One thing that I would highly recommend is not to get in the habit of benching with this every single session unless you have a nagging shoulder injury. It's really intended to aid in overloading and developing the lock out. I plan to use it probably every third or fourth ME chest day.
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This thread is getting so far off track. I'm just looking for other people's experiences or opinions about the super ram or maybe the slingshot since it is a similar device. it was never intended to debate training systems. what works for one person doesn't always work for another. This may be the case with this device as well. However I have seen no discussion on their use or potential benifits. I was hoping to have someone chime in that has several months of training with one of these things.
08-24-2011, 07:51 PM #18
here's how they work:
They don't "save" your shoulders. Thats bullshi/t. If anything they're more dangerous because of increased loads. What they are is a great way to train for equipped benching. if you're an equipped bencher then they are a great tool to have. I think they're best used as a warmup tool during a meet for shirted benchers. Do they have any carryover to your raw bench? doubt it.***Georgia Crew***
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I've hit 495 pretty easy in a slingshot.
then took it off and hit 425 raw.
either way I agree with the judge that they're very good as warmer-uppers for shirted bench, a good intermediate step between your last raw warmup and putting on your shirt, rather than shirting up and using say a 4 board.
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I decided to try the Slingshot, when I decided earlier this year to compete again. I had a training partner using it and it was working well for him. It helped get my bench back up to a pretty easy 455, and woulda been higher too. I hit 505 in the Slingshot pretty easy. But it definitely helped me work my upper end. I hate boards and suck at them, and think the Slingshot works better for me. So, yeah , I think it helps your raw bench.Crom Laughs....
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10-31-2012, 10:55 AM #26
First thing. Thank you for starting this thread I have been going back and forth trying to decide whether or not to buy a Ram or not, and Secondly if this thread is spam then so be it. It's helpful. I wanted to learn about the product and I feel like I now have enough information to make a decision. I have seriously screwed up my shoulders lifting "not at the same time". During both injuries I was lifting Raw. I do lift with a shirt, but sometimes it is not practical and that is where I see this product for me. It's a way for me to practice bench without having to hunt down people to help me put on and take off gear, and a way to protect my shoulders.
10-31-2012, 11:48 AM #27
Raw lifter checking in. I have a Super Titan Ram. Used it a few times. So far it is just a novelty. It is fun and all, but I am still able to easily make gains without it.
I could see it being more useful further down the road once the gains slow down. One advantage over board presses is ROM. Another would be if you want to work on not flaring your elbows.Barbellbbq.com
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