NEVER...only during warm up. i have been benching for over 20 years now and no longer need the raw training. all raw training will do is open me up for injuries. as i talked about in other posts, i use a terd shirt until about 30 days out from competition. the terd shirt gives me supprort but makes me handle the majority of the weight. then i switch to dial in the meet shirt. i don't recommend this to the beginner and mid level lifters becuase they need to build their core and tendon strength. i've already done that.
I'm having trouble getting the dbs in position when doing incline db presses and seated db shoulder presses. Is there an easy way to get them into position? Once I get them up, I can easily do the weight. I just look like a retard trying to get it up. I think it is holding me back on how much I would actually do.
it will not work, the reason being as bands are going to be ruined from a phenomenon known as stress relaxation, this is where a force is applied to the band, over time, the band's tension decreases causing it to become less effective. Almost all polymers exhibit this charachteristic, as do some metallics and other materials. It is a form of creep.
A lot of people give him crap because of his meets: no singlets required, almost no pause on bench. But he helps get a lot of people into the sport and doesn't charge much for doing it week in and week out.
I have heard that different feds have varying rules on legal depth. Putting the debate about judges discretion aside for a moment, is this really true? IPF - Hip below top of knee APF - Hip in line with top of knee
"We are not attempting to discredit any equipped lifters or lifts that they performed." Thats funny. Most of those envolved have openly bashed gear and current powerlifting.
Who will bitch first about the judging on the squats at the Arnold Classic. I bet it will be someone watching a video in front of their computer, eating fuckin cheese puffs. Here is another thing to think about. Will the judges at the WPO fall victim to peer pressure and OVER judge the squats? What I am saying is, will the judges be afraid of getting bashed, and make everyone squat below required depth, and throw alot of red lights to good lifts. If this happens will there be alot of bombouts in the meet. Which brings us back to that original bitch.
Does anybody know if they make special shirts for women and if they do where I can get one? I cannot currently wear a shirt because if I can get it on over my chest it is too loose to do any good. Any help would be appreciated!