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    Question about my form in the bench press

    Unfortunatly I don't have a pic so I will have to describe it. O yea I'm not a powerlifter persay. I do keep my sets in the low reps but I do a 4 day split workin every body part like a bodybuilder. Also I do conventional exercises like flat bench incline and decline not board presses or use chains etc.

    Anyways when I bench I keep my ass on the bench and try to keep a good arch, but it is my head that is different. Unlike most people who keep their head flat like they are lying down I keep my chin in my cheast and head up. I don't know why but it is more comfortable and I tend to control my breathing better. Is this totally wrong or just a wierd style?
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    some people do this, though most feds don't allow it. if you plan on competing, i'd work on not doing it
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    I don't plan on competing. I just want to get my bench up as high as I naturally can and on the bodybuilding side I want to build mass and deffinition. Thanks for the info.
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    I've actually started doing this too for some reason, just recently. Not for any reason either. I think maybe just once I looked to make sure I was hitting the chest evenly or something.

    However, when I catch myself doing it, I stop, and it's not hard, so I guess I'm not in the same boat as you.

    If you can put your head back and not affect your strength, you should. But if it's not for competition and it's not causing pain, there's no real harm either...
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    All big benchers watch the bar come down and touch the chest, you will see the smaller big benchers bring there heads up to follow the bar down to the chest...check out george halbert benching 733 if you want to know what i mean
    I've seen a 15 year old deadlift 440 lbs. first time ever touching a weight
    I've witnessed a begginer increase there total 350 lbs. the first month
    I myself can show you men bench pressing 821 lbs. men deadlifting nearly 940 lbs. men squatting 1104 lbs.
    Powerlifting the sport of imposibility to Bodybuilders everywhere

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    yeah halbert did it then a couple guys copied that then got called for it.. it helps a little bit with bar placement i guess.
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    I think that also has alot to do with it. I always watch the bar. I want to make sure I am going all the way down since I'm not one of the guys with big egos who loads the weight on and bounces it off their chest. Since i don't cheat I think I'll stick to it. I have gotten alot stronger this way and that is my main goal
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    it also takes 3" off the rom when u lift your head. if you slam your head down the bar will pop off your chest.
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    Originally posted by BrANjiSpAd
    it also takes 3" off the rom when u lift your head. if you slam your head down the bar will pop off your chest.
    don't know how it could take 3 inches off the rom...but i can see slamming the head and giong up with the bar
    I've seen a 15 year old deadlift 440 lbs. first time ever touching a weight
    I've witnessed a begginer increase there total 350 lbs. the first month
    I myself can show you men bench pressing 821 lbs. men deadlifting nearly 940 lbs. men squatting 1104 lbs.
    Powerlifting the sport of imposibility to Bodybuilders everywhere

    Whats my post workout drink? half a bottle of Jack Daniels No. 7 sounds about right
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    try it, it rotates your shoulers...
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    damn your right, if anyone wants to know what he means, put your hands in front of you and then take your chin and put it on your chest....amazing...whoda thunk it
    I've seen a 15 year old deadlift 440 lbs. first time ever touching a weight
    I've witnessed a begginer increase there total 350 lbs. the first month
    I myself can show you men bench pressing 821 lbs. men deadlifting nearly 940 lbs. men squatting 1104 lbs.
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    Originally posted by p0w3rlift3r
    damn your right, if anyone wants to know what he means, put your hands in front of you and then take your chin and put it on your chest....amazing...whoda thunk it
    I just tried it and didnt notice anything happen. What should it do?
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    I JUST REMEMBERED SOMETHING

    sebastian burns, bill crawford, and chad thomas were talking about this. they said NOT to do it because it flattens you out a little, making the stroke longer and weaker

    food for thought
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    Lol that is funny because I figured you all would call it cheating, but they you say it flattens you out and makes you weaker. Wierd because I can put up more weight when I do it. O well to each their own.
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    i do it instenctively in my shirt because its so tight and i can't get it to touch i'll have to correct my mistakes
    I've seen a 15 year old deadlift 440 lbs. first time ever touching a weight
    I've witnessed a begginer increase there total 350 lbs. the first month
    I myself can show you men bench pressing 821 lbs. men deadlifting nearly 940 lbs. men squatting 1104 lbs.
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    Originally posted by cobra 1015
    Lol that is funny because I figured you all would call it cheating, but they you say it flattens you out and makes you weaker. Wierd because I can put up more weight when I do it. O well to each their own.
    i dont know how it works. i'm just repeating what some of the best benchers in the world said
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    I hear ya. Thanks for the info.
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    Originally posted by cobra 1015
    Lol that is funny because I figured you all would call it cheating,
    Generally, the only things we call cheating are the things the Fed's dont allow.
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    Originally posted by jeremys
    I JUST REMEMBERED SOMETHING

    sebastian burns, bill crawford, and chad thomas were talking about this. they said NOT to do it because it flattens you out a little, making the stroke longer and weaker

    food for thought
    funny cause i've seen them all do it. not to mention halbert, kennelly, mendelson, anyone who benches over 700...
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    Originally posted by BrANjiSpAd
    funny cause i've seen them all do it. not to mention halbert, kennelly, mendelson, anyone who benches over 700...
    the only one i remember seeing do that was halbert. i could be wrong though, but i doubt it..thats what they said
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    indeed i see halbert, patterson, kennely and mendy all watching the bar all the way through
    I've seen a 15 year old deadlift 440 lbs. first time ever touching a weight
    I've witnessed a begginer increase there total 350 lbs. the first month
    I myself can show you men bench pressing 821 lbs. men deadlifting nearly 940 lbs. men squatting 1104 lbs.
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    they can see it on the top portion of the lift, but they dont lift their heads. look at mendy's 804 attempt at the arnold
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    Originally posted by jeremys
    they can see it on the top portion of the lift, but they dont lift their heads. look at mendy's 804 attempt at the arnold
    Gotta link?
    I've seen a 15 year old deadlift 440 lbs. first time ever touching a weight
    I've witnessed a begginer increase there total 350 lbs. the first month
    I myself can show you men bench pressing 821 lbs. men deadlifting nearly 940 lbs. men squatting 1104 lbs.
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    It's really hard to go "belly up" when you raise your head off the bench. With your head flat on the bench you can raise your belly to the bar.

    You'll lose about 15-20 lbs off your bench if you lift your head, IMO.
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    Originally posted by p0w3rlift3r
    Gotta link?
    wont load. go to irongame.net (i think thats right)
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