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Old 08-20-2006, 05:51 PM   #8
Steven Low
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Bending your arms would take a bit of the load off of the elbows; however, as I said in the guide that if you can't then cut down the volume and start doing other elbow conditioning exercises. Bending your arms will also stress the lats more and take the load off of the chest which isn't good, and it will put your shoulders in an awkward compromised position. In addition to that, it stresses poor technique, and you will find that you will have lots of trouble trying to progress to straight arms AND any other straight arm exercises because of your tendency to bend your elbows after emphasizing that. DO NOT BEND YOUR ELBOWS. If anyone insists on bending their elbows to train, I would suggest that they should drop cross training.
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