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2007/06/17 16:02:42 (permalink)
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Bench Press

Hi guys. The next few weeks i will be lifting heavy focusing on compound movements so im stronger for the new rugby season that is approaching.

the thing is i find bench pressing uncomfortable as i broke a shoulder 2 years back, also my other option of using dips instead of bench is decreasing as they seem to also be hurting my shoulder.

so i have come up with the idea of just doing military press or push press as my upper body pushing movemet as it hits shoulders and triceps, yet does it have a big effect on the chest?

im worried that with out bench press or dips my chest will go week.

however will military press, deadlifts and weighted pull ups keep my chest in good shape aswell as gaining strength on all the other major muscles?

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    RE: Bench Press 2007/06/17 16:13:35 (permalink)
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    What do you want a strong chest for - it doesnt help in any way with rugby - just stick to millitary press and or push press!

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    RE: Bench Press 2007/06/17 16:17:11 (permalink)
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    true, i cant ever remember bench pressing anybody anyway lol.

    i guess strong back, legs and a good core strength are vital.

    what would be best to use, push press or military press for power and strength?

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    RE: Bench Press 2007/06/17 17:16:23 (permalink)
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    I think push press would be a better movment - but for the best option mix it up a bit - try strict standing millitary press one week and push press the next!

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    RE: Bench Press 2007/06/17 19:43:11 (permalink)
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    thanks.

    im going to be focusing on 3 lifts, weighted chin up, deadlift and push press, probably not including any other excersises.
    just trying to gain over all strength.

    when doing the push press should i clean it off the floor (making it harder) or just load it off a rack?

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    RE: Bench Press 2007/06/17 20:13:39 (permalink)
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    Throw some squating in there aswell!

    cleaning the bar to your chest before pressing it would be benificial for rugby!

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    RE: Bench Press 2007/06/18 13:01:12 (permalink)
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    powercleans and squats are a must for guys like you imo. As its been said really. Make sure you do a proper push press though. Standing bb military is excellent as well.
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    RE: Bench Press 2007/06/18 13:14:44 (permalink)
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    whats a 'proper' push press?

    my push press is something im sure can be improved with some work on my technique

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    RE: Bench Press 2007/06/18 13:27:39 (permalink)
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    push/press

    Some good infos Welshace13 here.

    I'm saying proper push press because i know it is sometimes mistaken for a power jerk which allows much more weights.pwjerk
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    RE: Bench Press 2007/06/18 14:00:01 (permalink)
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    oh right, cheers for clarifying that

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    RE: Bench Press 2007/06/18 18:18:34 (permalink)
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    cheers guys. would you say that the push press and overhead presses are better at building strength in the upper body than the bench and dips?

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    RE: Bench Press 2007/06/18 18:22:54 (permalink)
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    The question has already been answered!

    push press and millitary press is better for you for rugby and with your shoulder issue`s with benching!

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    RE: Bench Press 2007/06/18 18:40:09 (permalink)
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    thanks, is there any other olympic style moves that would be good to include?

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    RE: Bench Press 2007/06/18 18:59:48 (permalink)
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    Power cleans and snatches would be benificial but are difficult to learn properly!

    front squat aswell as back squat!

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    RE: Bench Press 2007/06/19 14:58:33 (permalink)
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    Fly's could be an option.
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    RE: Bench Press 2007/06/19 16:08:25 (permalink)
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    what a idiot!

    how in any way would flys be of any benifit for rugby!
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    RE: Bench Press 2007/06/19 16:20:16 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Welshdragon
    how in any way would flys be of any benifit for rugby!


    For giving more effective manly hugs when team-mates score tries...

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    RE: Bench Press 2007/06/19 18:08:56 (permalink)
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    trained my over head press for the first time in about 6 months today, man i sucked, 40kg for 10, cant wait to build up the strength and get to a respectable weight.

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    RE: Bench Press 2007/06/19 21:13:10 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Welshdragon

    what a idiot!

    how in any way would flys be of any benifit for rugby!


    LOL, I was waiting for your reply bigman!
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    RE: Bench Press 2007/06/19 22:09:33 (permalink)
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    instead of repping out sets of 10 try doing sets of 3 reps!

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