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Old 12-03-2008, 10:37 PM   #11
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Re: My Best Bench Press

For all yawl benchaholics reading this thread heavy over to this other thread and help me out on my clean.

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread...563#post461563
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:25 AM   #12
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Rip recommends ding that in SS for the same reason he recommends bouncing out of the bottom of the squat.
Are you sure? i remember him writing about touching the chest with the bar but imagining a thin piece of glass under your shirt that you have to touch but not break. I think you're talking about the stretch reflex?
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Are you sure? i remember him writing about touching the chest with the bar but imagining a thin piece of glass under your shirt that you have to touch but not break. I think you're talking about the stretch reflex?
Indeed. Using the stretch shortening cycle to give you a boost out of the hole in a squat, and bouncing a >400lbs steel barbell off your breastplate are two completely different things!

You're asking for trouble if you continue hammering your ribcage that way. Plus, lifting a bit less weight but in a slow and controlled manner is a more impressive display of strength than upping the weight and bouncing it like that.
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Can't wait to see where it will be at after a while of CF.
It will most likely decrease after a while of Cross Fit considering Cross Fit rarely prescribes Bench Press in a WOD and the CF programming is not conducive to goals of increasing maxes for powerlifting.
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Rip recommends ding that in SS for the same reason he recommends bouncing out of the bottom of the squat.
Who or what is "ding"?
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:01 AM   #16
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Who or what is "ding"?
One presumes it's a mis-spelling of "doing".
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Old 12-04-2008, 12:13 PM   #17
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Indeed. Using the stretch shortening cycle to give you a boost out of the hole in a squat, and bouncing a >400lbs steel barbell off your breastplate are two completely different things!

You're asking for trouble if you continue hammering your ribcage that way. Plus, lifting a bit less weight but in a slow and controlled manner is a more impressive display of strength than upping the weight and bouncing it like that.
It is not hammering my rig cage. It really is controlled, I just don't pause at the bottom. At the bottom of the lift I just let the bar sink alittle but its not really a bounce. Thanks for all the comments good and bad, I really do appreciate them all.
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It is not hammering my rig cage. It really is controlled, I just don't pause at the bottom. At the bottom of the lift I just let the bar sink alittle but its not really a bounce. Thanks for all the comments good and bad, I really do appreciate them all.
Don't worry David. I think some of these guys are just jealous. You had to know you were going to catch some backdraft posting a thread about bench pressing on this forum.
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:38 PM   #19
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Don't worry David. I think some of these guys are just jealous. You had to know you were going to catch some backdraft posting a thread about bench pressing on this forum.
LOL,. No doubt, I'm a CF rookie though. As long as my knees feel ok I'm going to video my CFT tommorow. Everyone will like that better.
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:15 PM   #20
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It's very strong and unless you are actually on the platform nobody should really care whether it would pass in a meet.
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