Thread: Bench Position
09-03-2004, 10:54 PM #1New Member
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Wuzzup all, just had a question about benching. I am used to the benching below the nipples with elbows tucked in slightly. I was wondering if there is any benefit to benching up higher on the chest and I also heard some stuff about benching over the neck. Anyone know the positives/negatives?
09-03-2004, 11:00 PM #2
i personally bench right about my nipple level, why chAnge a good thing
09-04-2004, 08:45 AM #3
Bench presses to the neck provide your upper chest with a better stretch and are a great upper chest exercise. I get better stretches and contractions in my upper chest from them than inclines.
09-04-2004, 10:22 AM #4
When ever I did inclines, I went to my upper chest at about my clavical. That's the bone where your neck starts. Never even thought about going to my neck on incline or flat.
09-04-2004, 11:17 AM #5
OOO OOO OOO, pick me, I know this one!! We just went over some proper lifting techniques in one of my KNPE classes... The proper start position for flat bench press is directly above the neck (the bar that is). When lowered it should come down in a slight curve directly on the nipples. Going back up, the bar should travel in the same curve and end the press directly above the neck. Of course if you go above or below the nipples it will work different parts of your pecs.
09-04-2004, 11:29 AM #6Originally Posted by Soldier of Misfortune
dont do it heavy ... if at all.
go nipple or below to neck level.
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