[quote]mr popular wrote:
Dave Tate is a great powerlifter, but he isn’t a bodybuilder, and furthermore his chest development is awful compared to the rest of him. If you want to build up your chest, why don’t you take the advice of guys that have really big chests? (hint: they don’t bench with super arching elbow tucked powerlifting style).[/quote]
To be fair to Dave, he has torn his pecs a number of times.
Also without wanting to get into semantics why isn’t he a BB? He hasn’t done PL for a while and has been training exclusively Mountain Dog style for ages. He competed in BB when he was younger too.[/quote]
Dave tore his pecs a billion times benching… Standard BB style.
Same goes for almost every other pec tear I know of.
If you try to bench with powerlifting technique and end up having the pecs do MORE work, then something ain’t right.