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    Arch on the Benchpress




    There is Kara Bohigian-Smith setting a World Record with a 451lb bench... But holy hell look at her set up! The arch she has is mind blowing. Looks like she basically folded herself in half... I work hard at building up my arch to improve my benchpress but progress is slow. What have you guys done to work more arch into your bench?

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    Re: Arch on the Benchpress

    Now that's one hell of an arch POB!

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    Re: Arch on the Benchpress

    She is cute too!


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    Re: Arch on the Benchpress

    Much better lol

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    Re: Arch on the Benchpress

    I try not to arch, keeping flat to work my middle chest...arching makes it more like doing decline

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    Re: Arch on the Benchpress

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    I try not to arch, keeping flat to work my middle chest...arching makes it more like doing decline
    You're in the powerlifting section bro

    However, to address what you've stated, keeping a flat back doesn't isolate one small portion of the chest. You have a pec minor and a pec major. So really, there is no such thing as hitting middle chest. Areas like that are built by genetics. You are simply getting a better squeeze of the pecs flat backed.

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    Re: Arch on the Benchpress

    Ive never actually seen my arch but ive been told it was pretty good. I never really had to try to figure out how to get more out of it. I think it probably has something to do with the thickness of my back.

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    Re: Arch on the Benchpress

    I was thinking more of mechanics wise, you get more power with arch, but you can slightly isolate different areas. Flex your chest and move your arms from waist to shoulders. I arch when maxing, got me to 460

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    Re: Arch on the Benchpress

    Damn skippy

    Originally Posted by PillarofBalance View Post
    She is cute too!


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    Re: Arch on the Benchpress

    Wait! that girl pressed 451 pounds???? Holy shit!

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    Re: Arch on the Benchpress

    What worked for me is weighted dips. Lol. I put my heels on the ground and Squeege my butt cheeks is hard as I can and it flexes my whole lower body. This has actually helped my bench out a ton. Try it fellas.

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    Re: Arch on the Benchpress

    I wonder how "cock pushups" she can do?
    Chances are if you busting a nut, you're having a good time!

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    She can def teach me a thing or two. Pretty girl!
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    Re: Arch on the Benchpress

    I always thought arching was cheating?
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    Re: Arch on the Benchpress

    Originally Posted by PillarofBalance View Post
    She is cute too!

    lets see a body shot................but she is cute
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    Arch on the Benchpress

    Originally Posted by Jenner View Post
    I always thought arching was cheating?
    I can understand that though... Cuts the ROM down, reduces time under tension. All good things for a powerlifter though
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    Re: Arch on the Benchpress

    Originally Posted by PillarofBalance View Post
    I can understand that though... Cuts the ROM down, reduces time under tension. All good things for a powerlifter though
    right, so it's a PL thing
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    Re: Arch on the Benchpress

    Originally Posted by Jenner View Post
    lets see a body shot................but she is cute
    She is like 4 feet tall btw...





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    Re: Arch on the Benchpress

    Originally Posted by PillarofBalance View Post
    She is like 4 feet tall btw...




    not lookin so cute in these...lol puffy face in the first pic...overall dudeish..but ****in strong
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    Re: Arch on the Benchpress

    Sorry pob, disliked on accident.

    I'd hit it 2x.

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