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Bench Press Critique

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#1

Hello.

I would like to know what I am messing up in my bench press so I can improve that lift.

265 lbs below:

#2

Try touching about 1/2-1inch further down your chest. Honestly the rest looks pretty solid. You’ve just got a weak bench press and need to increase your back strength, chest and shoulders.

Nothing majorly wrong, just got to get stronger.

minor things: wait a bit longer after unracking before lowering it, make sure as your take the bar out elbows are locked solid. Also take the bar a bit further out over your chest before lowering it. Same 1/2 inch to 1 inch range. Just make sure you are keeping your shoulder blades pulled together and squeezing your back.

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#3

Thank you. I think I know what to do.

#4

Lift is pretty good but too quick. You should practice your pauses when you touch the bar to your chest. You should practice your bench commands with your spotter.

#5

Assuming it was meant to be a touch and go, I think it was good. Hard to tell on a lift like this since there was no form breakdown

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#6

I would work on the decent. You seem a bit shaky. If you learn to use your back lats to bring the weight down in will help a lot. Also hammer the triceps.

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