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    Feet up bench press for hypertrophy

    Considering you are eliminating leg drive would feet up bench press be considered superior to a standard bench press for chest hypertrophy?
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    I would say no. Using your feet will increase stability, helping you feel more confident and helping you move a little more weight per set. You don't need to implement powerlifting-style leg drive just because you're feet are on the ground.

    Keep your feet planted for stability, use a minimal arch, keep your elbows away from your sides, and your chest will thank you.
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    Depends how you bench?

    Do you sink and throw?
    Yes.
    Removing all desire to do this will push the effort up the body.

    Do you have a tshirt pause?
    Probably less so, just cut the arch back without loosing scapular position.

    Do you tng bounce?
    Fix your crap form
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    ^^ What is a "tshirt pause"?
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    Originally Posted by EliKoehn View Post
    ^^ What is a "tshirt pause"?
    The bar just very lightly touches the chest.
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    Originally Posted by TolerantLactose View Post
    The bar just very lightly touches the chest.
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    Yup.
    Graze the material on your tshirt.

    Like a Spoto press, that you can barely slip a piece of paper between the bar and your chest
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    Originally Posted by MyEgoProblem View Post
    Yup.
    Graze the material on your tshirt.

    Like a Spoto press, that you can barely slip a piece of paper between the bar and your chest
    Isn't a light touch which still makes actual contact ideal for T&G? It seems a lot worse when people bury the bar into their chest, even if they don't bounce off with it. If you just barely touch the chest before beginning the next rep, then you've still completed the RoM while keeping good control of the bar.
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    How would making yourself more unstable be better? It will actually be self limiting.
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    On a proper bench its not really any less stable tho.

    Unless your waving your legs around in the air like a pudding.

    Additional - I hear feet up, i think larsen.
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    Post form, basically you'll have to find some sort of rep range and intensity that you can find room for discrete improvement on.
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