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Bench Press Sticking Points 7 Tips to Smash Plateaus The bench may be one of the most popular exercises in the gym. With lines longer than the Starbucks down the street, gym bros line up on Monday to meet the bench Gods. A very simple way of determining where your possible weak points are is to examine your sticking point, or the point in the bench press where you usually miss the lift. As a general rule, if your sticking point is during the bottom half of the movement, you’ll want to strengthen your pecs or shoulders, or both. The deadlift and squat can be stubborn at times, yet they tend to be a little easier to work with when it comes to grinding through sticking points and plateaus.
The bench press on the other hand. The following bench press tips and techniques deal with sticking points and plateaus: Partials. This training method allows you to use much more weight than you’d use for your one-rep max using full range of motion. To perform bench press partials, find a power rack and adjust the position of the safety supports to that of your sticking point. Five Plateau-Busting Bench Press Tips.
TAGS: unrack, bench press tips, plateau, you’ll find yourself at a sticking point about two inches off your chest every time. Keep your legs and lats engaged, and make sure to drive your feet into the floor as you press the bar up. These are just a few tips to help you break out of your current.
Increasing your food intake is one of the best ways to bust out of a plateau and boost your bench press. I suggest doing so hand in hand with a higher frequency specialization period o. This table lists the most probable issue causing each sticking point on the bench press. Now, there could be something more complex going on, or a technical issue that’s more unique to you.
But most of the time, I’ve found that strengthening the sticking point area will solve the problem. Once the safeties are in place, do the first 7 reps of the bench press, lifting the weight from your chest until you touch the bottom of the safety bar. For most people, the point where they touch the bottom of the safety bar is their sticking point, meaning the weakest part of the bench-press range of motion.
My sticking point on the bench is at about halfway through the concentric phase (pressing the weight up). If I put up my 1RM (242lb/110kg) I can lower the weight very slowly no problem, and getting it off the chest is no problem either, but then I reach the point that will make or. I have a sticking point at the very bottom when I bench press. I’ve never failed in 10 years to complete a rep once I get it past the first 2.5″ off my chest.
Besides paused reps, what else could I do to get past it? Also, a question on paused reps: Since I obviously have to use a sub-maximal weight on them, how exactly do they help get past a sticking point?
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