So today I got yelled at for benching with an arch. I was told you aren’t supposed to use your legs at all, among other things.
This is our “baseball coach” and he also has us stopping the range of motion short without a board or anything, which is decelerating the weight totally with soft tissue (idiotic I know)
I was really confident there would be some research on compressive forces or torque of an arched bench press versus a flat bench press. I can’t pull anything up though.
Quite frankly I’m pissed off, I have to do the “test” flat on the bench and no leg tension and I have zero grove cause this is BS.
He even told me he wouldn’t look at the research if I got it, but I’m going to give it to him anyways and be tempted to tell him it’ll be on his conscience when someone gets hurt using shit form.
Really any evidence would be great
(I was already mad before this as I was supposed to pull 450lbs today, but well, I had to do the “strength tests” of bang some BS weight out for 30 reps on isolation lifts and bench press)