I see. Thanks for clarifying.[/quote]
Lol, actually you’re right for the reason you gave. I did some digging because I remembered an article Eric Cressey wrote about preventing wrist/elbow pain. Here’s what he said about speed benching:
[quote]Tip #8: Take a temporary break from speed benching or change things up a bit.
Speed benching is a fantastic way to improve your bottom-end strength on the bench press, but it can be very rough on the elbows. The main problem is that because you’re typically strongest at lockout and you’ve had time to generate a lot of bar speed through the range of motion, your elbow flexors have to do a ton of work to decelerate the bar.
Over time, your elbows can get so sore that you’ll actually want to intentionally lift the bar slowly on submaximal sets just so that you don’t have to decelerate the bar. There are three solutions to the problem:
Just drop the speed benching and increase the load of the bar, doing rep work instead with a moderate to heavy weight.
Add some form of accommodating resistance such as chains (preferred) or bands. By adding these implements, the load is more at the top, meaning you won’t have to decelerate the bar as much.[/quote]
I was confusing the ideas (these things happen) of DE and ME work. So super saiyjin, bands or chains really wouldn’t be a bad idea.
I’ll be in the corner with my dunce cap, lol…