I’m a raw lifter and I want to try board presses for my triceps, but I’m concerned that the limited range of motion will negetively effect my flexibility. I had this following idea, which may have already been thought of, to get full rom with tricep emphasis.
When I do speed bench work I use the Jumpstretch mini bands, my bench max is around 260. Anyway I had an idea, bare with me if it’s not actually “mine”. What do you guys think about close grip benching while using the light bands and really light weight 105-115 lbs? My thinking is that the light bands give around 100 lbs of extra tension at the top and around 50 at the bottom, so if I use 100 lbs of weight that would be like 200-220 for the tris to lift and the shoulders would only have to lift about 150-170. I basically want the effects of a board press with a full rom. Is heavier band tension and lighter weight a good way to acheive this? I normally close grip with 205-225, but that leaves my shoulders feeling sore, and just not good afterward.