Bench Press Bar Drift

Create: 12/02/2005 - 10:12
Have you ever wondered why, when you start getting tired while benching or are putting up maximum weights, the bar path moves back towards the rack? Power and Bulk has your answer.

it may have to do with fatigue, but what it mainly is, is your body putting the bar in the strongest position you can lockout much more weight with your elbows out over your face than you can with elbows in over your lower chest.

my tris are tired and I'm trying to use more shoulders/chest

The thread also looks at optimal bar paths for the bench press.