Bench Press: Your doing it wrong

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    Nov 27, 2012 11:44 PM GMT
    I'm pretty sure he was doing shoulder extensions and not a bench press. This video linked here is stolen and the original video states that he is doing just that.
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    Nov 27, 2012 11:46 PM GMT
    Bodycontactau said

    What Gym is is at ?? Not this one:

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    I see the trainers in 24 Hour Fitness always doing crazy shit like this! Im just waiting for them to hurt a client and a huge lawsuit entail!
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    Dec 04, 2012 3:30 AM GMT
    utterly stunned....... I just cant...
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    Dec 04, 2012 3:37 AM GMT
    ENJOY your hernia, Mister.
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    Dec 05, 2012 6:08 PM GMT
    TravisTi said
    Bodycontactau said

    What Gym is is at ?? Not this one:

    Squat_Death1.jpg


    I see the trainers in 24 Hour Fitness always doing crazy shit like this! Im just waiting for them to hurt a client and a huge lawsuit entail!


    this exercise is not crazy at all. this is actually very functional for some sports.
    you see guys going down hill on 2 pieces of fiber glass(skiing) 40 to 100mph downhill ....squatting on a ball is a cake walk.

    i think your average joe in the gym is exposed to much more risk doing his/her "bodybuilding" routine over the years of improper lifting techniques, posture and using machines..than someone squatting on a ball.

    it's really not that hard...some people just have really weak nervous systems and those are the people that really need stability training.

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    Dec 05, 2012 6:31 PM GMT
    Dumb question possibly, but here goes. What position should your wrists be in when bench pressing? Should they be straight or bent? I want to have proper forum.
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    Dec 05, 2012 6:33 PM GMT
    Internal damage?
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    Dec 12, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    LMFAO
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    Dec 12, 2012 12:05 PM GMT
    Chuckles777 saidWhat position should your wrists be in when bench pressing? Should they be straight or bent?


    Never allow your wrists to be bent back (that would mean knuckles bent toward your body for the bench press). Keep 'em straight. You are just BEGGIN' injury if you screw this up.

    This gets tricky because the Smith machine requires you to rotate the bar with your wrists to begin the set. It can leave you starting out with your wrists in the dead wrong position. I am in 3 different gyms in 3 different States and each brand of machine is built differently. On some, you can keep your wrists straighter if you press positioned with your feet extending out of the machine. On others, it's just the opposite. Don't do what the other guys are doing---I see guys doing this wrong all the time. Analyze it based on the final position that your wrists are in as you begin the set and position yourself accordingly.

    I use a set of Valeo brand wrist wraps and then Valeo weight lifting gloves with full wrist supports over that. Google them and then check EBay for deals.
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    Dec 13, 2012 7:02 AM GMT
    Spelling: You're doing it wrong.
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    Dec 13, 2012 7:44 AM GMT
    redsoxfan791 said
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    +1000

    +1000 what?
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    Dec 13, 2012 8:20 AM GMT

    Hey, it's the newest ab workout!

    After watching that, all I could do was ask why the hell was he using wrist straps to do a bench press? You don't need to tie your hands to the bar in order to do a bench press. Why? To me, that was stranger than his belly press.
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    Mar 09, 2013 4:03 PM GMT
    Bodycontactau said

    What Gym is is at ?? Not this one:

    Squat_Death1.jpg


    Wow! Suppose the ball explodes. It does happen. No amount of spotting will then help the poor guy.
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    Mar 09, 2013 4:14 PM GMT
    justin_pal said
    Bodycontactau said

    What Gym is is at ?? Not this one:

    Squat_Death1.jpg


    Wow! Suppose the ball explodes. It does happen. No amount of spotting will then help the poor guy.


    If you did this with a sandbag and bosu ball it would be pretty safe and have more or less the same effect.
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    Mar 09, 2013 4:17 PM GMT
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    Bodycontactau said

    What Gym is is at ?? Not this one:

    Squat_Death1.jpg


    Wow! Suppose the ball explodes. It does happen. No amount of spotting will then help the poor guy.


    This is not meant for a Swiss ball. It's meant for a Bosu ball and I doubt the guy spotting is a trainer. There are stability exercises using fixed and Olympic bars for squatting (and jumping and lunging) using Bosu (inflated half rounds on a fixed plate), bands, boxes et al but they are not done as depicted here.