Chest Exercises

Bench Press Seminar 5: Dead Bench

No more chest-bouncing – this humbling method will help make sticking points a thing of the past.

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Before we delve into dead benches, it might be a good idea for you to ego at the door because it won’t do you much good here. In fact, your sense of pride will take a swift kick to the jewels if this is new to you because you will not be able to move as much weight on a dead bench as you do when benching regularly.

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During the eccentric of the bench press, your muscles gather elastic-like energy that aids in the concentric portion of the bench press. This is called the stretch-shortening cycle (SSC). A practical example would be a vertical jump.

The next time you perform a vertical jump, try dipping your butt down rapidly and then exploding up. Now, try another one from the bottom squat position without dipping down first. You will not be able to jump as high this way. This is because you are not taking advantage of the stretch-shortening cycle.

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