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Justin from 70’s Big wrote a nice article about the role of the lats in the bench press Throughout the descent of a bench, the lats shorten since the shoulder is experiencing extension and slight horizontal abduction. During the ascent, the lats are stretched a bit when the movement is reversed — this shows that they […]
Over at Elite FTS Chad Wesley shares his favorite supplementary and assistance exercises for the big lifts. Supplementary Exercises SquatSpeed SquatsDead SquatsSafety Bar Squats BenchSpeed BenchPaused Widegrip BenchDead BenchClosegrip Board PressesSeated Military Press to the Top of the Head DeadliftSpeed PullsDeficit PullsPulls against BandsIsometrics Assistance Exercises – 1-5 sets of 8-20 reps SquatSingle Leg SquatsGHRsSingle Leg RDLsWalking […]
Over at Elite FTS The Angry Coach writes about his diet and workout program. He calls his programming “Block Training For the Regular Guy” and it sounds pretty reasonable, especially if you’re pressed on time. Main exercises bench press squat deadlift clean He follows Prilepin’s Chart “starting with 50%, going up 5% per week, and […]
From “Sticking Point Therapy” by Christian Thibaudeau Bench Press 1. Sticking point close to the chest:Most probable weak muscle: pectoralsAnother possible weakness: anterior deltoids 2. Sticking point mid-way (elbows at 90 degrees):Most probable weak muscle: anterior deltoids 3. Sticking point during the last portion of the press (past 90 degrees):Most probable weak muscle: triceps Deadlift […]
Just another Saturday in the gym at Elite FTS. A Chest and Back workout day with Dave Tate, John Meadows, and Doc. Nice selection of exercises. Incline dumbbell bench press, flat bench flys with chains, dips, bench press variations, reverse flys and one arm barbell rows. I really like the bench press / fly with the […]
Jim Wendler posted a 5/3/1 variation for a beginners percentages are 90% of your max and working up 3 days a week, full body strength program 2 main lifts, first is performed in standard 5/3/1 fashion, second is performed with 3 sets of 5 starting at 55% of your 1RM (weight increases 10% each set) […]