bench plateau

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  1. Ted-P

    Ted-P Brown Belt

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    I-hit-a-plateau-on-my-bench.

    I've-been-slacking-off-lately-so-I've-been-only-doing-the-flat--bench.

    I-was-wondering-if-you-guys-can-help-me-devise-a-plan-for-my-presses-and-my-back.
     
  2. Sean S

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    I-don't-know-your-routine

    Where-are-you-getting-stuck?

    Attack-your-weakness

    Maybe-you-need-a-week-off-from-pressing
     
  3. Ted-P

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    i-already-took-a-week-off-from-pressing.

    it-just-seems-like-i'm-not-improving.

    i-heard-growing-your-back-can-help-a-lot-in-bench.

    the-weakness-seems-to-be-the-chest.

    my-starting-strength-is-my-weak-point.

    i-just-feel-unexplosive-for-the-most-part.
     
  4. Ted-P

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    p.s.

    my-upper-pull-strength-is-very-weak.
     
  5. ENTROPY

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    * Internal / external rotator movements.

    * Barbell rows.

    * Kelso rows.

    * Face pulls.

    * Weighted pull ups.

    * Rear Delt Flyes.

    For the movement itself, make sure to pinch your scapula together and keep your back really tight which will serve to remedy your upper back concerns to a degree.
     
  6. Ted-P

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    examples?
     
  7. Ted-P

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    kelso-rows?

    i-tried-googling-but-not-showing.
     
  8. HULKAMANIA

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    I dunno what Kelso rows are, but I know what Kelso shrugs are. Kelso shrugs are shrugs done on an incline. So approach your nearest incline bench w/ two DBs in your hand, straddle that puppy (facing it), lean over until you are flat against the bench, and go to town shrugging.

    If the Kelso rows wasn't a typo, I assume it would just entail doing a row from the Kelso shrug position.
     
  9. thecreator

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    w-h-y-d-o-y-o-u-t-y-p-e-g-h-e-y-?
     
  10. cockysprinter

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    it might be time to focus on a movement other then specifically bench pressing.
     
  11. Ted-P

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    i'm` thinking` bout ` it.

    wow.`

    do `you` people` know` how` to `restrt` fucked` up` keybord.

    going` to` kill` someone` soon.
     
  12. Ted-P

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    you` teh` ghey.

    jking.

    keybord` md` bd.
     
  13. Ted-P

    Ted-P Brown Belt

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    replace` teh` missing` vowel` with` a
     
  14. graedy

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    Kelso Rows as far as i know:
    Arms straight and just row by puling your shoulderblades together.
     
  15. CarnalSalvation

    CarnalSalvation Trying to make a Milankey

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    That is correct.

    They can be done with a barbell, DB's, cable row, whatever.
     
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  17. Mark Limbaga

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    Improve your back strength. Bent rows and kelso shrugs will help. You also need to improve shoulder girlde and triep strength.
     
  18. ENTROPY

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    In the Bodybuilding.com link I am just so thankful that Bob "Dorian" Kent is wearing his weightlifting gloves. He could realy get a bad injury, or even worse a calous, if he took them off. PHEW.
     
  20. Duncon76

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    Negative Only bench presses
    Floor Bench Presses

    Do more Lat, Tricep, wrist exercises.
     

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