this was originally directed to David Tate after watching his video but it applies to just about everyone on here as they are probably better then me so give me ur opinions
To forewarn you Iâ??m fucking stupid and donâ??t know how to bench. Your video makes me feel like a dumb vagina.
I started lifting seriously about a year and a half ago Im 22 5â??10 and weigh 225. My bench has went from (185 5 rep max)or 1 rep max 225 when i started at 20 to 315 1 rep max or my best 5 rep max is 280.
My form fucking sucks. Anyway about a month ago I had pain in the right collar bone I ignored it. I bench 2x a week. A heavy day on Tuesday a light day on Saturday. For light day my sets are about 260X7 8 is pr then 250x8 and 245x7 7 is pr for 3rd set) On Tuesday I go heavy for example my best was 280x5, 295x3, 265x5, 260x5, 255x5, 250x5 245x5, burnout 185) I always follow this routine.
Never took more then a week break about 8 months through my year and a half lifting career. For a month now I have been stuck here. Also this pain in my collar bone has been constantly growing. So last Tuesday I go heavy I achieved the numbers posted above for the heavy set. It hurt my shoulder like hell on the fourth rep of 280, I pounded one out anyway. Then I pounded out 295x3 probably all in shitty form hurt like hell as well. Anyway It hurt like hell all the way down to 185. On Saturday i did what i posted above the 260 x 7 25o x8 245x7 that shit hurt like hell as well. It hurt more warming up with the 135 then with the 260 though.
Anyway Tuesday comes around for my first set of 5 i tried 285 well I only got 3 and a half and my shoulder was killing me so i went from 265 to 245 with my 5x5 it hurt but warming up with 135 hurts more than the 265. Any way that day it hurt to turn the steering wheel in my car. Its been 5 days it still isnâ??t right kind of like a pressure on the top of my shoulder to my neck to my back. It was a lot worse the first two days. Anyway I watched your bench press video
It hurts to do a push up and to air bench my way but when I tried keeping my elbows tucked like you then flared to push it didnâ??t bother me so much.
I know the cause of my pain and it is one of four things but all related to I donâ??t know how to bench.
- To heavy , negative to fast,
- I cant push bar off rack like you I have no spotter and make my way to cage for use of collars the bar holder requires you to lift and then swing.
- My fucking elbow must be flaring to much and sometimes I roll the bar pass my nipples an inch before pressing up.
- I shake my legs
Do you think just incorporating your fucking perfection like form would be okay even though my shoulder was in pain? Iâ??m no pussy I donâ??t want to take a few weeks off lifting but im obviously stupid as shit when comes to powerlifting what would you do? Do you think a weekâ??s long enough I am sure itâ??s a pulled muscle or tendon I know its not dislocated or torn that would hurt real bad it hurts the back of top of my shoulder in push up motion but idk man I was just thinking I wish I knew what the fuck DAVE TATE what do in my shoes? Hopefully its not too late