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    Originally Posted by davisj3537 View Post
    There are a few theories on it for different styles of lifting, but they're all pretty advanced in terms of nit picking your form.

    It's common to see it done by shirted lifters because it allows them to touch a bit easier, or so that is the theory.

    I've also seen references made to it loosening up the fascia along the torso supposedly (if I remember correctly) allowing for more pec engagement. Again pretty involved theory.

    I personally do not lift my head because I lose stability. Your ability to lift more weight is magnified by how stable of a platform you're pressing from. Removing a contact point from the bench reduces stability.
    I think I've mentioned it before but for heavy /comp Bench I lift my head on the way down and jam it back on the way up in time with my leg drive (heels up), it gives me a bit of pop out of the bottom and helps my PERSONALLY keep my upper back tight and it feels better on my shoulders.

    As to why? Unsure. nut it's not too watch the bar path, have my eyes shut usually ;-)

    But for building my Bench with volume work, I keep my head down, no sinking, heels down) and use a closer grip with longer rom (oh to have a buffalo bar :-D)
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    I am currently looking to bench 100kg by the end of the year, At the moment I have got it up to 85kg. I feel my form is pretty good, but one thing I am unsure of is where I am guiding the bar. I have fairly long arms, so when I am benching and trying to keep my elbows in line with my hands, the bar comes down to just above my abs, Is this to low? When I lock out, the bar is in line with my shoulders, however I'm not sure if this is to much of a diagonal path for bench?
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    Originally Posted by nissan2 View Post
    I am currently looking to bench 100kg by the end of the year, At the moment I have got it up to 85kg. I feel my form is pretty good, but one thing I am unsure of is where I am guiding the bar. I have fairly long arms, so when I am benching and trying to keep my elbows in line with my hands, the bar comes down to just above my abs, Is this to low? When I lock out, the bar is in line with my shoulders, however I'm not sure if this is to much of a diagonal path for bench?
    That sounds right to me.
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    Wrists straps are a biggie when lifting heavy
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    Thanks for sharing this information…..gripping is the most important part which most do wrongly
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    Thank you for the videos. I saw when you did the reps with the arched back and that you touched your upper core, shouldn't the bar touch above your chest when doing the bench press because the pec muscles we want to target? Also going down with bar will not give me the power to use my shoulders to lift the bar up because the bar is not in the level of my shoulders when it is down there?
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    Originally Posted by Dani163 View Post
    Thank you for the videos. I saw when you did the reps with the arched back and that you touched your upper core, shouldn't the bar touch above your chest when doing the bench press because the pec muscles we want to target? Also going down with bar will not give me the power to use my shoulders to lift the bar up because the bar is not in the level of my shoulders when it is down there?
    I bench for powerlifting so my arch is aggressive, but that doesn't change the fact that you don't want to touch high on your chest. Your shoulder joints aren't designed to move that way. You're going to tear them up. Touching the bar lower doesn't remove chest or shoulders from the lift at all.
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    Hey benching people,

    i dont really know if this is worth a new bench thread since this one is here, that is why im asking here.
    9 years ago i had spinal fusion operation (s****osis (for some reason this is edited, it reads sc-oli-osis) - overly curved spine had to be straightened, now i have 2 titanium rods in my body supporting my spine). I joined the gym around 5 years ago to build some muscle to help me support my spine and get better posture. The problem with spinal fusion is, i literally cant arch my back during bench. It's not that i dont want to or i'm not flexible enough, its the fact that the two titanium rods in me wont bent, so neither can i . Is there something wrong benching with almost (some arch is possible to a degree) flat back?
    I talked with the doctor that performed the operation on me and my physician, both said that as long as i dont feel any pain i should be good to go. Any thoughts on this matter?
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    Originally Posted by zosek View Post
    Hey benching people,

    i dont really know if this is worth a new bench thread since this one is here, that is why im asking here.
    9 years ago i had spinal fusion operation (s****osis (for some reason this is edited, it reads sc-oli-osis) - overly curved spine had to be straightened, now i have 2 titanium rods in my body supporting my spine). I joined the gym around 5 years ago to build some muscle to help me support my spine and get better posture. The problem with spinal fusion is, i literally cant arch my back during bench. It's not that i dont want to or i'm not flexible enough, its the fact that the two titanium rods in me wont bent, so neither can i . Is there something wrong benching with almost (some arch is possible to a degree) flat back?
    I talked with the doctor that performed the operation on me and my physician, both said that as long as i dont feel any pain i should be good to go. Any thoughts on this matter?
    It sounds like you've already made the smart choice to talk with your physician and get an expert opinion. Nice job mate. As for benching with a very tiny arch; that is totally fine. I wouldn't want a completely flat back, but even a tiny arch is great.
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    Thank you. I'll make sure to arch as much as i can.
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    I do a Twitchy Seal Jack + Explosive Medball superset Press before my Bench Press. This CNS primer superset will activate your postural stabilizers of your core, hops, shoulders and trigger a heightened neurological state to help you perform more powerful and pain-free bench presses. I do 2 to 3 total supersets with short 30 seconds rest in between sets.
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    There is greatly valuable data in this thread.There is no preferred approach to battle shortcoming over with strength.Everybody needs to be a muscle head, however, don't no one wanna lift no substantial ass weights.Of course, that at that point streams down to hold width.
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    Hey guys.
    I've been going to the gym for 5 months now, and doing my bench with dumbells. Only started doing with the bar for the last 10 times or so. But my form is really ****ed, and nothing seems to help to correct it. It seems one of my arms are taking a different path than the other. It might be something to do with my shoulders, elbow or wrists, I don't know. Anyway, I can't lift much weight or improve much.

    I also get this problem with my military press, which I've been doing with barbells for all 5 months without progressing. My training partner got similar lifts as me in every exercise, except these two - where he is twice as strong.

    Might it be a shoulder problem? I get this even with dumbells, and I don't even know which arm is ****ed.

    Added a webm where I'm lifting 45kg's: https: //gfycat.com/UnawareBriskBilby (this is happening even when I'm using only the bar)
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    You are gripping the bar fine, but then shifting the whole damn thing over 2 inches to the right. When the bar touches your chest it should be centered...just shift the bar to the left two inches.
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