Benching with Chains



Via Rif's Blog : Scott 'Hoss' Cartwright enjoying a little chain work in training. As Rif points out :

Note the elbow position throughout the lift and how he doesn't "press" the weight up but "shoves" it lockout. Chain work is SO critical for accomodating resistance and teaching one to accelerate properly,especially on the bench and squat.

Good stuff.


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During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, the 'Paper' and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

How They Got Started : Benjamin Andrews.

How the enigmatic Benjamin Andrews began.

Pleasure Spiked with Pain : Training for the One Finger Lift.

With certain feats comes the assurance of pain. And a challenge.

How They Got Started : Javad Ghassabi.

How the enigmatic Javad Ghassabi got started, and back into it.



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