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I have a question on Raw Benching vs Shirted. I donâ??t really care for geared benching myself. Most of the benching articles Iâ??ve read are geared more towards using the shirt. I have looked over the "So you think you can Bench" and have used these suggestions as a raw lifter. I have also looked at Westside and Metal Militia. All seem to be more shirt geared training.
Does anyone have a link or suggestions for a raw lifter? I work rack presses (pin press), Boards, bands, Floor presses, Chains, Lots of triceps work and I throw in a great deal of forearm work. I read that some time back that strong forearms help. I do heavy back work and shoulders.
Are these efforts wasted due to this being more of Shirt type training? If so what would you suggest a raw lifter to work on to increase the bench.
If I fail 2-6 inches off the chest, would this be a front delt weakness? I feel like I get a good pause and the initial acceleration is there, and then I hit a concrete wall about 2â?? up. If I can make it past that spot my lock out smokes it and I make the lift.
Thank you in advance