Just got back from my bench training session and have discovered a really strange problem, my muscles are stronger than my mind…
I was benching along exceeding my usual rep max for the weights I was using, not really that relevant as the problem occurs at any sticking point, so obviously the rep speed slowed. Now the weird thing came that when my partner touched the bar, I could lockout the bar no trouble (still slow bar speed, but whatever). My partner delighted in showing me how he wasn’t actually helping by taking his hands off the bar one at a time to prove there was no pressure and in his words "even put a little downwards pressure on a couple with my thumbs to try and work it out.
Andy has been lifting and competing some 20 years, but can’t work out why him
just touching, but not actively lifting the bar in a spot seems to be helping me so much. So I thought I’d ask here!