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How to Bench Press – Learn to Pull the Bar Apart

This innovative technique for increasing your bench press weight comes from AJ Roberts an elite powerlifter sponsored by Elitefts.com.

The lifter will place an elastic band around their wrists that is tight when they move their hands into their bench position.

The tension on the band has two benefits:

1. Causes the lifter to squeeze the bar harder creating more tension.

MORE TENSION = MORE STRENGTH

2. Forces the lifter to “pull the bar apart”. This not only engages the lats, but increases the tension more.

BENCH IS A FULL BODY LIFT

Engaging the lats improves form and protects the shoulders.

Visit AJ’s site at http://www.hardcorestrengthcoach.com

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http://www.westside-barbell.com

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3 Responses to “How to Bench Press – Learn to Pull the Bar Apart”

  1. Doug Says:

    Smitty
    Another awesome tip. Tension is everywhere!
    I will practice that today.

  2. marc Says:

    going to try this on my next bench work. thanks for the tip im sure it will be helpful.

  3. How to Bench Press Says:

    [...] 5.Row the weight down to your chest by pulling the bar apart, like a bent over row. Do not relax and let the weight drop. [...]

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