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Do you arch your back when doing close grip bench?


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Excerpt: Do you try to sustain correct powerlifting bench format when doing tricep work on bench? I would think no? Just asking ... -sk

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    Do you arch your back when doing close grip bench?

    Do you try to sustain correct powerlifting bench format when doing tricep work on bench? I would think no? Just asking ...

    -sk

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    yes, i train close-grip, boards, etc as close as i can to my competition form

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    Originally posted by jeremys
    yes, i train close-grip, boards, etc as close as i can to my competition form

    this is correct

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    Originally posted by jeremys
    yes, i train close-grip, boards, etc as close as i can to my competition form

    I do it this way as well. I train like I compete

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    I don't compete so I stay flat as possible, most of it is I feel more comfortable that way thoguh

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    I think one should bench the same way on everything... flat, incline, closegrip, reverse grip.

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    Reason I asked, is cause shouldn't you do extra work just to strengthen the triceps? Shouldn't the tricep work be done in a bodybuilding manner?

    Guess I was off here, i'll use proper pl bench form on close grips.

    -sk

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    Originally posted by sk*
    Reason I asked, is cause shouldn't you do extra work just to strengthen the triceps? Shouldn't the tricep work be done in a bodybuilding manner?

    Guess I was off here, i'll use proper pl bench form on close grips.

    -sk
    im going to assume you plant to compete in bench contests sometime.

    you dont want to just strengthen a muscle, that's not good enough (unless it's an injury issue). you want to strengthen it to help with that portion of your lift (lockouts, boards, etc). a 2 board is a lot different than rack lockouts, though they both work the triceps.

    btw, do you post your workouts anywhere? i'd be interested in your progress

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    In a competition will you not want your triceps to be strong in a plane where back is arched, etc...? Train like you compete. As for my training, after I do my compound moves the way I would in a comp, I do isolation work (a.k.a. bodybuilder style), so if my tris aren't fried from a 4 board close grip, they certainly will be after that.

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    Thanks guys, makes sence.

    Jeremys, i'll be starting WSB within a few days. The last 2weeks, I have just been doing some of the moves in WSB to get ready for it.

    Regarding WSB, ...

    I noticed the suggested way to workout is 4days out of the 7 in a week. I feel like my recovery is much better than this, would you guys suggest something a little different?

    Since i've been maxing out on my lifts lately, I notice I recover extremely fast ... with bodybuilding style 6-8 reps my recovery is much much slower. This is why I want to be hitting some of the compound movements more than once a week on ME.

    I can easilly recover from maxing out on deads, squats, GM's, and bench in just 1-2days. By recover I mean all soreness goes away (I know this isn't necessarily a sign of recovery) but when I come back to the gym I keep setting PR's.

    -sk

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