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Biceps Tendon And Flat Bench

Let us know how it’s going with all the tips.

[quote]humanator wrote:
Let us know how it’s going with all the tips.[/quote]

So far, so good. I tried retracting my scapulae, arching my back, and rolling back the wrists a bit. Felt pretty good.

I did my warm-ups, moderately heavy sets, and speed work that way. Until I get the form down, I’m still doing my heaviset sets with incline DB’s.

Interestingly, my traps are sore as hell from retracting and keeping tight throughout the sets.

[quote]humanator wrote:
7-Slightly extend the wrists when benching so that the heel of your hand points almost upward toward the ceiling rather than down toward the feet.
humanator[/quote]

Seems like wrist extension would actually increase the ROM, but it somehow feels better. Is there some biomechanical / physiological trick at work here?