Benching with an arched back.

Discussion in 'Training Forum' started by Tiny giant, May 24, 2019.

  1. LeoTC

    LeoTC Member

    Yep, that's who I was referring to.

    Crazy arch, but still kinda nuts to see.
  2. mp46

    mp46 Member

    What? The videos I watched show a flat back doing 405, unless he changed his style lately.
  3. Mdubbs

    Mdubbs Member

    Watch how he sets up at 3:45 mark. Hes definitely arched. Nothing too extreme though once he finally unracks it.
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  4. mp46

    mp46 Member

    Yep, that's one of the videos I remember, he's arched setting up but goes flat as far as I can tell as he slides under the bar.

    There's another video where he's knocking out sets of 300+ plus for his work out.
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  5. LeoTC

    LeoTC Member

    Feck, not who I was thinking it was then.

    I've watched dude arch like the cat in Mac's gif move almost 500Lb. Was insane.
  6. rubisean

    rubisean Member

    Chrome mosquitos
  7. Mac11wildcat

    Mac11wildcat Member Supporter

    Purple octopus.

  8. rubisean

    rubisean Member

    My bad, read your post too fast.
    I took white lights as seeing stars when you lift heavy and not three lights for a good lift.

    I always refer to it as seeing chrome mosquitos when someone smacks their head and says they saw stars.
  9. I saw this video last year . Guy can out bench me by almost 100lbs and my triceps are twice his size . Damn Asian muscle insertions....:mad: :(
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  11. Mayne

    Mayne Member

    I think it is a bit insulting to his achievement branding him arched, it is just normal scapular retraction. That is an arched bench:
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  12. What. The. Fuck. Every 10 reps counts as 1.
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  13. Mdubbs

    Mdubbs Member

    Agreed... this kid is a beast. I think its impossible to retract your scapula without any arch at all. This is pretty close to how I setup to bench.
  14. Mdubbs

    Mdubbs Member

    Agreed... this kid is a beast. I think its impossible to retract your scapula without any arch at all. This is pretty close to how I setup to bench.
  15. Mayne

    Mayne Member

    And you know that is by IPF rules where you are not allowed to bench on your toes which if you were there would probably be no motion
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  16. i've noticed more and more people performing half reps. Not here, these aren't even close to half, but i'm wondering if i'm doing it all wrong?

    i go to just shy of locking the arms out. The bar comes down to touch my chest, then repeat. i only lock out when fatigue really sets in and i'm trying to force that final rep of the set.

    Opinions, please.
  17. Mayne

    Mayne Member

    I think half repping on incline if you have really big arms (20+ inch) is okay just because you will have to change your optimal position to be touching your chest (watch Luke Sandoe with Joe Bennett). I am under 20 inch and with an empty barbell I am unable to reach my chest if I don't change position. I think for bodybuilding not locking out as long as you are with nearly straight elbow is okay but not going down to your chest especially on flat bench is not possibly optimal and mind boggling to me, it is the hardest part of the motion with the biggest stretch and force requirement which will in turn build more muscle if performed as intended
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  18. Perrin Aybara

    Perrin Aybara Member

    I generally lock out at the top and pause at the bottom of every rep if I'm doing sets of 5 or less. Higher reps are touch and go and a little short of full lockout. Just my personal preference and nothing anyone ever told me to do.
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  19. LeoTC

    LeoTC Member


    Heavier weight I'll try to grab the first three reps. Then I've got to lock out to re-brace.

    Rep doesn't mean shit if you're letting the bar bully you. Keep that shit tight.

    Have been forcing lockout on lighter presses lately though, just to make myself slow down on the negative and really feel it.
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  20. nukklehead

    nukklehead Member

    Not sure but I think that is an illegal wide grip too.