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post #5 of (permalink) Old 04-21-2011, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Scarecrow View Post
I would suggest not listening to either one of the above posts. Both sound like they're written by kids.

The bench will never and should never be an "explosive" exercise. It's a compound lift and due to your positioning below the weight, you go slow on the press up as well a lowering the weight.

I would suggest you find a trainer at your local gym to be shown correct form, or find videos online showing the correct way to perform the bench. What I would not suggest is to come to an MMA forum to find this information.
My form is fine, I was purely interested in seeing if anyone could provide any info on exploiveness from the bench.

Honestly the 2nd guy is a little more legit I have heard pushups are good for hand-speed.

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