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Cambered Bench Bar


Hey I've got a question about the McDonald bar. I recently acquired one for a super cheap price, and have thought about using it in my next cycle to increase strength off the chest in my bench. I know these bars have a nasty reputation for ripping pecs and shoulders apart if too much weight is used due to the increased rom, so I was wondering how would be the best way to program it in? I imagine higher volume would be better. Would it be advisable to program it in a la SST or would I be better off using it in a 5x10 rep scheme and go by feel? Any advice would be appreciated


Your best bet would be to use it for FSL work - sets of 5, with a pause. Be careful as this bars risk/reward ratio is not good.


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