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    Leg drive?

    What is meant by leg drive when referring to the bench press? Maybe it's not what I'm thinking, but it seems to me that if you drive with your legs, your butt comes off the bench.
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    All power in genarated from the hips..you can push on the ground and drive with your legs while keeping your butt down..another term is body drive using your whole body..
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    the idea is to position yourself so you can drive with your legs as much as possible without your butt coming off the bench.

    Check out the Metal Miltia bench set up for instance. Your feet are curled up under you on your toes, so you can push with your legs without worrying about your ass coming off the bench.

    There are LOTS of different ways to set up that can give you more leg drive. And it does make a big difference.
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    this thread will shed some light on your question...

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    Set up like MM. If you butt still comes up move your feet out wider.
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    http://www.metalmilitia.net/articles...onBenching.htm

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    I found that the MM style worked the best along with watching Scot Mendelson's bench over and over and over...and then some over and over again. That has worked the best for me.
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    Originally Posted by Darracq
    Set up like MM. If you butt still comes up move your feet out wider.
    Or more under your hips. If your drive is under your hips they can't come off the bench.
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    Originally Posted by xahliftinracerx
    I found that the MM style worked the best along with watching Scot Mendelson's bench over and over and over...and then some over and over again. That has worked the best for me.
    thats exactly what i did!
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    Originally Posted by xahliftinracerx
    I found that the MM style worked the best along with watching Scot Mendelson's bench over and over and over...and then some over and over again. That has worked the best for me.
    where can i find that vid?
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    Scot Mendelson video

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    where can i find that vid?
    www.irongame.com click on videos and go down until you reach Scot Mendelson's name.
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    thanks bro
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    Originally Posted by b~rad
    where can i find that vid?
    http://www.irongame.com/videos/20051...bBPmiss308.wmv

    http://www.irongame.com/videos/20051...s308angle2.wmv

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