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    Default bench press form(video)

    ive never posted a bench form video here and i thought i might as well do it now as im working with near maximal weight currently in my routine.

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    My only critique would be is to incorporate leg/heel drive

    240 X 2 is some fine lifting there Zach
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    sorry to hijack thread but see where your back arches mine does same if i press like that... ive been told by a guy at my gym who is "big" so take it he knows what hes on about to lift my legs up in air which i always do now as it pushes that arch down and i wont get lower back pains etc or chance getting them is this still okay what im doing or should i be doing them like this? cheers

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    i arch my back to create a solid base to push the weight up from. it doesnt create back pain and just cause someone is big doesnt mean anything.
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    dont lift your legs up. keep them planted for a solid base. zach90 it does seem like u r arching your back a little more than u should but thats something u can focus on during ur set and train yourself to keep it down. benmc.........dont listen to someone just because they look big. the idiot who comes in and does chest/arms/abs 8 days a week (every gym has a few) looks big but prob knows as much about lifting as my grandma
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    Thats pretty impressive! Just a little more leg drive I think. But that is a killer bench thouh!!

    Yeah that strong back arch is extremely important to maintain, its important for the arch to be big like that. That guy who told you to lift up your feet is wrong lol.
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    This is a nice lift for a guy your size. Being that your working very close to max (and your a raw lifter), you expect to see more bad than good... but thats what happens. That said the bench looks pretty good.

    My only suggestions would go along with the others: don't move the feet around after the bar is unracked and get some more leg into the lift. Both issues can be resolved by positioning your feet farther back. If done correctly, your heels will be off the ground and unable to touch the ground. Once the bar is unracked and the lift begins, put some focus into driving your heels into the ground. The heels won't touch the ground but the attempt to do so will enable you to get a lot more leg drive and increase stability.

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    Wow

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