Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by therealdeal, Oct 7, 2006.
with a tuck in the elbows? ala
you're asking for shoulder problems without a tuck
what would the best form for benching be?
wait for someone more knowledgable to answer, i can only repeat what i've read from research
see point #3: Shoulder Savers Part I
Wow thanks Ceaze...I would force my elbows flared out( to create 90*)....I thought thats how it was supposed to be done. So now Ill tuck in.
I was benching like this:
The more you know.
There was a vid of a christian black dude benching 700 raw last week. He did it elbows out.
Flaring out your elbows was what bodybuilders were always promoting to 'hit the chest.'
So lemme get this straight.....You are saying to tuck your elbows close to your sides to effectively hit more of your chest.....
to not fuck up your shoulder.
I would like to see a video of it then.....To see correct form......
follow the link ceaze posted
So Ceaze, your opinion is if it doesnt hurt don't worry about it? Because Cressy sort of contradicts his own point later on in the article.
5. As you lower the bar, keep the upper arms at a 45-degree angle to the torso; tuck the elbows instead of letting them flare out. It's well documented that the elbows-flared ("bodybuilder-style") bench markedly increases stress on the glenohumeral joint. Also, keep your wrists under your elbows instead of letting them roll back.
how is he contradicting himself
My mistake, I thought Ceaze said to read point 1, which is, 'Avoid what hurts.'
But if elbows flared doesnt hurt, then youre not avoiding what hurts.
Cressey also assumes that elbows tucked is proper form too though, so its not really a contradiction to him. Its not that I personally disagree but I thought most BBers do it flared. Hence the point of this thread, which is, I'm confused.
i've head many stories about people regretting benching with elbows out early on in their training because their shoulders would act up a lot
elbows tucked takes a lot of strain off the joint
i thought elbows in put much more emphasis on the tri's. i do this on my arm workout and put the bar down to my upper abs.
....wait. I have an extremely weak bench and no chest.
He's not saying that something is bad ONLY if it hurts. Performing certain exercises or using improper form may not hurt now, but may be leading on a path to injury later down the road.
it's quite simple, tuck or die
i do inbetween the two
crap...but does your chest get hit enough with elbows tucked in alittle like in the vids?
edit: what I meant is that tri's wont do most of the work.
if you are that worried about your chest, just do DB work