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Old 03-27-2007, 02:14 PM
EricT EricT is offline
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^^^Exactly. During a regular bench press you store up what you could call elastic energy on the way down. Take that out and it focuses more on building up stength at that portion of the lift. Part of the problem is the shorter your arms are the less elastic energy you get so sticking at the bottom is a problem with that...this is a way of compensating.

I don't necessarily know that you have short arms but if you do then this will tend to be the weak portion for you.

And I agree also you may as well carry it through the full range of motion. Another good thing to do is to have a spotter to help lower the bar back down to the pins after each rep. This way you're not giving up any energy to the negative portion and can concentrate all your work in getting it off the chest.
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If you act sanctimonious I will just list out your logical fallacies until you get pissed off and spew blasphemous remarks.
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