Thread: Form Check
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:23 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by z00 View Post
Will be great to get some feedback. I'll start with what I think my worst form among exercies, BB bench as I started doing it few months ago (I prefer DBs).

A couple of reps @175lbs. I tend to arch my back, my butt comes off the bench a bit. I asked a couple of trainers at my gym before, they said my form is good.

As I suspected, very little thoracic extension and your elbows are well below your shoulder line, shifting almost all of the emphasis to your delt (..and taking the emphasis off of your pecs). Also, if you braced your posterior chain properly and contracted/flexed your abdominals, you wouldn't have the issue with arching your body (..causing your butt to leave the bench) and breaking form. It would also greatly improve your bench strength.

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