Thats a bit harsh dude, he has taken the time to try and help you out. I kind of agree with him in that if your lockout is your problem, then why not hammer some close grip pressing first? Theres no real need to use chains, but I guess if you have access to them and use them as your ME exercise then whats the harm.
If you need proof then read through Hanley’s log from the beginning- chains and bands are not key, they re just one tool among many.
I realise this. The point was I accomplished my RE goal now I’m going to do a few weeks of some DE work. My lockout is my problem, what should I do?
“Bench, squat, deadlift more”
Where’s the point. why post useless shit? It wasn’t going to help anyone which should of been clear before hitting the post button. I merely asked about my sticking point and posting useless shit is supposed to help? It’s not even like I think I’m some super awesome advanced lifter. I know my place. It’s the rediculous shit like that that didn’t need to be posted in a thread. I’ll deffinately consider close grip presses. I tend to closen up my grip for de/re work becuase benching wide twice a week reeks havoc on my shoulders.
thanks for giving some actual advice.
For starters, my intentions were not to ‘stir shit up’… I was simply voicing my opinion and I wasn’t trying to bash the others who gave advice to use bands. I simply think you don’t need bands and that you can progress by just doing the basics.
Call me crazy but the basics shouldn’t be considered “ridiculous shit like that didn’t need to be posted in a thread”.
Now to stir shit …
YOU’RE F*CKING WEAK!
205 bench and you’re worried about a lockout. You obviously don’t know you’re place if you think you need to work specifically on that at this point in your training. Hit your triceps a little harder, keep workin’ on that bench, and things will work out just fine.
I find it hard to believe that any reasonable lifter on this site can argue with the remarks I’ve made.
Go ahead and bench with bands if you think it will be fun, its my simple opinion that you will progress fine without them and with a little more patience.
No shit I am fucking weak. that isn’t the arguement. I’m stronger off my chest in the bench press then at the top. I would probably see some immediate progress working on fixing that. It’s not even like I don’t do the basics. Thats all I fucking do right now. It’s not even a huge concern of mine, but just like you I would LOVE to see more weight on the bar. I have two days I bench during the week. One is ME of course the other is RE/DE/whatever I think wil help my bench. I simply asked what I should do on that to help my bench. and stated where I was weak. You told me to “bench more”. no way, great way to stir shit up. I wanted to know if someone out tehre had a similar problem and what they did about it. It would probably lead to me benching more weight, faster. I don’t think I “need” bands,chains, etc to progress. But we have chains in our weightroom, and if they would help, why not use them?
I had a hard time seeing sincerity in your original post. I see your point completely, but I think you mistook my intentions. But I’ll take your word for it and I apologize for taking it the wrong way.