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CT's Pendulum Powerlifting Question


#1

During the hypertrophy weeks on bench days, I was thinking of having my training partner push down on the bar then letting go after the 6,5,4,3,2,1 second isometric holds instead of myself holding the bar in that position. Is this a good idea to blast past my sticking point?

Also are clap pushups a good alternative for the ballistic bench press since I have no smith machine?

Cheers


#2

do the program EXACTLY as described one time through, THEN make changes.

yes