I think we all get a little too comfortable (from time to time) and forget that the wights our people are lifting could easily kill.
Others had a more fruitful year:
im weaker than i was at the beginning of the year.
I just started lifting in September, an I really didn't set any goal other than to get stronger, and that I did.
My goal was to turn myself into a sick mother frickern and not listen to any "nay sayers". I have succeeded and am looking forward to plenty of steel, rest, and gains next year.
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The 100% Raw Powerlifting Federation's Holiday Cash Bench Bash results have been posted. Lifts included a big 600 pound bench by John Dolan in the superheavyweights. Bill Blackstone in the 198's and Andrei Loginov in the 165's gave a good run at double bodyweight benches.
Try several different set ups, and then find what works for your benching style. Try spreading your legs. Try bringing them in and squeezing the bench between them. Try flatfooted, and try a big arch with your feet behind you (I do this, but I also get my heels on the floor). If you bench flat-footed, try this little trick: lift up your big toe. This helps a lot of lifters keep their ass down, and also helps them get tight. Keep experimenting and trying new things. Who knows, in the process you may come up with an original idea that works for you.
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I think the squat is a lot like the bench in a sense that you have sort of a checklist that you should go through mentally every time, which includes set up, foot stance, pushing your stomach into your belt, putting your ass out, driving your knees out, etc...
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Any lifter, coach, referee or official who competes or participates in a Powerlifting or Bench Press competition not organised, sanctioned or approved by the IPF shall not be permitted to take part in any IPF international or regional competition for a period of 12 months from the date of that non-approved competition.
Does anyone really believe that the American appetite for drugs and the creativity of American 'bathtubbers' will ever be surpassed, when it comes to drugs? This place takes a backseat to NO ONE.. Think about that, what is it that Americans have that Russians want and need? Powerlifting trophies? Millions of DOLLARS? You figure it out... Are we now saying that Russian lifters have more potent androgens than these? What are they? Seriously, dollars trump the living shit outta trophies and gold medals. Does anyone believe it would be a secrect that was kept?
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So many muscles are involved in developing a good bench press, triceps, front delts, chest, lats, traps, and others, that sometimes the rear delts get lost in the mix. A Fortified Iron thread looks at some of the exercises which will strengthen those rear delts.
Most people instantly think of the reverse pec deck machine or reverse dumbell flies when trying to find an exercise to hit the rear delts. Check out the thread for lots of other good suggestions.
Much less stress on L4 and L5 with sumo if puled right.