Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Stronger in 60 Seconds: Build a Bigger Bench

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Creating tension through your lats during the eccentric, or negative portion of the bench is one of the key elements to building a bigger bench.

When you load up properly, it will give you an explosive spring off your chest. I like the analogy of loading up a spring. Press down on the spring as you lower the weight, release the spring and explode up when you press.

Practice this simple bench press drill to build tension in your lats for a bigger bench press:

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Stronger in 60 Seconds: Increase Your Deadlift

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A common mistake made in the deadlift setup is allowing your knees to track too far forward.  An excessive forward shin angle can cause several problems.

It can cause you to shift your weight forward and lose tension through your hamstrings.

When the bar leaves the ground your shins become vertical.

If your shin angle is too forward in your setup, it increases the distance between the bar and your body, creating a less efficient path for the bar. If your shins are still too forward after the bar leaves the ground, it will pull you forward with it.

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