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  1/23/2015 -  From:Aaron Gamache / Brandon Smitley
I have noticed that most of the when you guys/gals bench, that there is enough arch in your back that, when you touch your chest with the bar your upper arms don't go much past parallel to the floor. ...

  1/21/2015 -  From:Josh Thomas / Harry Selkow
Thanks for the good info. Here are my answers to the questions you asked. 1. How old are you? -I am 23. How old are you in training years? -I have been training for powerlifting for roughly 4 y...

  1/20/2015 -  From:Francisco / Shane Church
I have this sort of discomfort and tenderness in the anterior delt armpit area. If i press down on it with a finger moderately it feels tender compared to the other shoulder. I was able to get through...

  1/13/2015 -  From:Henry Andrade / Josh Bryant
Hey josh, before I ask anything I just want to say thanks for all the advice you've given me over the last year. Between that and your bench press ebook I was about to bring my bench from 390 last yea...

  1/12/2015 -  From:christian aguilar / Dave Kirschen
im 17 and i bench 185 how many reps should i be able to do before moving up to 205 for 5 reps and so fourth......

  1/11/2015 -  From:Mike Hill / Vincent Dizenzo
Mr. Dizenzo. I was wondering if you could pick apart my bench press a little bit. I'm also wondering if you think the bar is traveling back over my face too much. It feels like once my elbows start to...

  1/9/2015 -  From:Jake / Dave Kirschen
Hey guys, Competing in my first meet in a couple of months, and having a slight issue with my bench. In a nutshell, i have trouble driving through the heels when i tuck my feet right under (im far fr...

  1/4/2015 -  From:Paul / Dave Kirschen
Not sure if anyone has had this problem before but the benches at the gym I go to are pretty slippery and it's hard to really stay tight and not let my shoulders slide around. Any advice on what I can...

  1/3/2015 -  From:Eric / Brandon Smitley
Hello, everyone! I've benched close grip incline, exclusively, for the longest time. I'm 5'11" with longish arms. I've been stalled on bench for a good while, running 5/3/1. Well, today, I progress...

  1/2/2015 -  From:Paul / Josh Bryant
Josh, Almost every time I go above 95% on the bench I seem to cramp/tweak my right pec to the point I have to end my workout. I have a meet in 8 weeks so my lifts are getting heavier. Do you think i...

  12/30/2014 -  From:Paul / Josh Bryant
Josh, I'm fine with incline barbell and dumbells flat and incline. It seems to happen when I try to pause anything on my chest or during floor press. The pain is sharp and immediate. The next couple ...

  12/29/2014 -  From:Alec Kellish / Mark Watts
Hey Mark, I messaged you on twitter a couple days ago and wanted to follow up. Quick background: I am a 20 year old college lacrosse player standing at a towering 5'9.75 and weighing about 170lbs soa...

  12/26/2014 -  From:Ken / Josh Bryant
Josh- is it unreasonable to try to add five lbs to my bench every week until I really gain some strength?...

  12/19/2014 -  From:Mitch / Scott Yard
Would like to get someones thoughts about bar path in the bench. I've been at it for long time, 30 years, and started out pressing back towards my head, in single ply. Now, last five years, I am lif...

  12/17/2014 -  From:John The Baptist / Josh Bryant
Josh, Thanks for answering my questions. I was thinking about doing plyo push ups before heavy bench presses. Is this a good idea?...

  12/6/2014 -  From:Richy / Marshall Johnson
Is the new bench shirt more like the Jack or along the lines of the Inzer SDP?...

  12/5/2014 -  From:-D- / Josh Bryant
Hey Josh, I had a complete left distal bicep tear and repair about 1.5 years ago with noticeable loss in stability (same as JL Holdsworth). I have full range of motion and both forearms rotate at t...

  12/5/2014 -  From:ben / Josh Bryant
Hi Josh, I wanted to start incorperating some plyo pushups in my training routine to assist my bench,when would you suggest doing them? Before my bench or assistance day as a warmup or later on in th...

  12/4/2014 -  From:Tom / Harry Selkow
Hey guys I strained my pec over two weeks ago and still can't bench on it however I can press on the chest press machine with almost no pain. I don't want my squat and dead to go down while I'm hurt h...

  11/30/2014 -  From:Simen Haugsrud / Julia Ladewski
Hey Dave My question is regarding your article "The Eight Keys, A Complete Guide to Maximal Strength Development.", which was awesome. In the benching section you very heavily emphasized tricep train...

  11/27/2014 -  From:Jason / Dave Kirschen
Hi! I have an anatomical question: Why is retracting and depressing your scapula better for your shoulders and more likely for a lifter to stay painfree (for example when benching)? WHat exactly...

  11/26/2014 -  From:Cam / Vincent Dizenzo
My arch when bench pressing SUCKS. What can I do to hep improve this?...

  11/25/2014 -  From:Coley / Dave Kirschen
I am having issues with the floor press. My ribcage is big enough that when I do floor press, I am essentially going full ROM. Do any of y'all have recommendations as to how to get the benefits of flo...

  11/22/2014 -  From:clint mixon / Dave Kirschen
I seem to be having a problem with my wrists cocking back whenever I bench or do any kind of benching. It even happens with light weight. Its uncomfortable and you feel a lot weaker. Its a little be...

  11/22/2014 -  From:Daniel / Scott Yard
Hi I've been having a little problem lately in that when I'm really tight and setup for the benchpress my glutes(usually one side) cramp up during the last reps and this carries on throughout train...

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