Bench Press Technique

There are many good authors and interesting articles out there, but I have learned that I can trust Dr.Squat and some members (Todd Wilson, Marcus Wild) because they have so much experience in the strength training field. So here is my question to Doc, and also for the other members here, I read Eric Cressey's article on keeping the shoulders healthy. I'm a bit skeptical when it comes to T-Nation articles, so, can I trust the info that is in the article? especially the thing about bench press technique was new to me. Your opinion would be much appreciated. Thanks

Article

http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1053531

Also, which grip width is best to use?

Bench Press Technique

The article and bench advice seem pretty good. I take max legal grip. I'll go with pinkies on the rings to emphasize triceps.

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Re: Bench Press Technique

TheKingOfTheJungle! wrote:
There are many good authors and interesting articles out there, but I have learned that I can trust Dr.Squat and some members (Todd Wilson, Marcus Wild) because they have so much experience in the strength training field. So he is my question to Doc, and also for the other members here, I read Eric Cressey's article on keeping the shoulders healthy. I'm a bit skeptical when it comes to T-Nation articles, so, can I trust the info that is in the article? especially the thing about bench press technique was new to me. Your opinion would be much appreciated. Thanks

Article

http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1053531

Also, which grip width is best to use?

There's some good advice it...I don't know that there isn't anything that hasn't been stated on this board at various times however.

As regards to grip width...the powerlifter needs to have one grip that he feels give him the best advantage in competition, but even he can benefit from from varying grip during training. Therefore, the answer to which grip is best is the one you aren't using.

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Bench Press Technique

I personally don't read all the articles on t-nation, but i read all of what Eric Cressey puts out there, but i'm biased, had a shoulder and back issue and when i saw him pull over 600 at 165 i checked him out and went to see him and he evaluated me and now i'm back to normal., i actually use his bench press technique, on all pressing movements and i have no issues anymore. but like Todd said, it's probably nothing that hasn't been discussed on this board before, but Eric goes into more detail. he's actually known as the "shoulder guy"

Bench Press Technique

Benching technique is, well, "different" than the other lifts. You have to nuance it a bit, and understand your weaknesses. The average PLer has glarting weaknesses in his/her rotator cuff muscles, in the upper chest, in the anteroir delts. With the newer (very lax) rules re technique, there are glaring deficiencies also. Learn your weaknesses in BOTH physical and technique realms! SOLVE them with a good coach!

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