Problem with Bench Press/Push Ups

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  1. Pale1

    Pale1 Blue Belt

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    This may have been posted before and I did use teh search engine, but I found nothing.

    Maybe My grip is too wide, but when I do bench(flat/incline/decline) and push ups I perfer a wide grip and I feel it more in my shoulders than my chest. Is this regular or am I maybe too wide. I thought that maybe it was because my shoulders are weak, but I Military press 225 3 sets of 10, so I don't think that it is my shoulders. I am lifting at or around 185 X 15, 225 X 10, 275 X 8, 315 X 6.
    When I move my grip in I feel it more in the triceps. I do Butterflies, and other chest excercises also, so my chest is getting a work out. Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciatted.
     
  2. Sean S

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    In short, if you are feeling it in your shoulders, the bar is too close to your head. If you feel it in the tricep the most, your grip is close. The second is not a huge problem, but the first is. Keep the bar farther down your chest, invoke your back. The higher it is, the more it forces your shoulders to compensate for the lack of back help. Chances are you need to start doing something like standing rows. The back is extremely important in keeping the bar over your chest and not letting it slip upwards.
     
  3. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    Check your form. Make the necessary adjustments in order for you to feel your chest working.
     
  4. aljeffery

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    Sean S,
    how do get ur back into the bench press
     
  5. aljeffery

    aljeffery White Belt

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    Sean S,
    how do get ur back into the bench press
     
  6. Iowa

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    Try to keep your elbows tucked. That will help you keep your groove lower. Also you can ditch the barbell flat presses for a month and opt for swiss ball dumbbell presses. This is the best chest isolation exercise IMO. I usually start with an incline press of some sort and then do the swiss ball dumbbell next. Your chest will be fried after just these two exercises. Give it a shot.
     
  7. wenispinkle

    wenispinkle Skankin' It Easy...

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    you dont get your back into the bench press, hes saying to lower the bar so its landing around the nipple area, as if you went through yourself it would come out your back. he suggested if hes having shoulder pain, he may be lowering the bar up around his neck and shoulders, which is a problem
     
  8. Pale1

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    I'm not having shoulder pain, just feeling it more in the shoulder. I will attempt to bring it lower around the nipple region. And yes I know that when I feel it in the tRiceps that is is to close. Thank you for answering my question.
     
  9. rEmY

    rEmY Needs to eat more

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    i usually feel the bench in my triceps and front delts anyways.
     

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