I am 4 weeks out from a bench meet, and started my shirt work today. Afterwards you know you get those really cool bruses and marks on your chest, shoulders, triceps and the ring around the base of the biceps. I was at work today wearing a short sleeve shirt and a customer was staring at the marks on the base of my upper arm, and then asked what happened to me. You know, as if I had been tied up or something, or perhaps I had a heroin problem and that was my brusing from the band. I told her it was from a bench shirt but she just didnt understand. I love this sport!!!