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Mike__Madden
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I never thought of using equipment like that or the bench shirt but I heard good things about. Anybody think it's worth it? Supposedly this guy used it had a 3 rep max of 315 and using the slingshot he knocked 315 out 10 times so I'm all about getting my bench up.

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grettiron
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Absolutely worth it, 100%. Allows me to bench without pain.

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Jingle99
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I'm using it to try and overload my lockout. I have a guy I lift with who has seen a dramatic increase over the last month by adding the reactive slingshot. He's still a beginner but he has actually seen it work over a short period. I'm going to be including it more since my pec is tweaked and I still need to work on my lockout.

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Mike__Madden
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I don't have injuries or pain but I do want to see my bench go up, I'll probably give it a try

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anonymous_burn
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I have the regular one, first session with it I did an easy triple with 255 when my previous 1RM was 225. I'm weak as shit but the thing works like a charm.

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Mike__Madden
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damn, sounds like I gotta get this thing I heard too much good stuff about it

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T3hPwnisher
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On the subject of the slingshot, does anyone train alone and use one, or do you need a handoff to get it to work?

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Heracles_rocks
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T3hPwnisher wrote:
On the subject of the slingshot, does anyone train alone and use one, or do you need a handoff to get it to work?


You don't need a handoff, but it certainly makes it easier when you get to the heavier weights.

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critietaeta
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its fun to add for variation. i've found it has very similar carryover to light band reverse band bench too.

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anonymous_burn
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T3hPwnisher wrote:
On the subject of the slingshot, does anyone train alone and use one, or do you need a handoff to get it to work?


I train alone and I'm fine but again, weak as shit so YMMV.

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marlboroman
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Join date: Jun 2006
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Jingle99 wrote:
I'm using it to try and overload my lockout. I have a guy I lift with who has seen a dramatic increase over the last month by adding the reactive slingshot. He's still a beginner but he has actually seen it work over a short period. I'm going to be including it more since my pec is tweaked and I still need to work on my lockout.



please clarify.......your buddy reps with more weight when using the slingshot ?

or has his un-equipped 1RM (sans slingshot) increased after training with the slingshot ?

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marlboroman
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I watched a fella using one of these . high 300 presser with the sling for sets of 4 or so . seems to me this would be strictly for overloading the lock-out/triceps ,



or am I missing something ?

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grettiron
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Not strictly for overloading even though it is great for tri's/lockout. It allows a lot of people to press without pain, myself included.

Kind of like a reverse band bench, but with a few extra benefits, and also easier to set up.

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Fletch1986
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Join date: Aug 2007
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grettiron wrote:
Not strictly for overloading even though it is great for tri's/lockout. It allows a lot of people to press without pain, myself included.

Kind of like a reverse band bench, but with a few extra benefits, and also easier to set up.


What are those extra benefits?

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grettiron
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Fletch1986 wrote:
grettiron wrote:
Not strictly for overloading even though it is great for tri's/lockout. It allows a lot of people to press without pain, myself included.

Kind of like a reverse band bench, but with a few extra benefits, and also easier to set up.


What are those extra benefits?


Proprioceptive feedback on elbow position, bench groove, and back tightness.

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spar4tee
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Completely forgot that I have one

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Naturallifter
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I bought the Sling Shot from Mark Bell, and didn't really like how it rode up on my chest. It does help you grind out extra reps however. I bought the Titan Ram and really like that since the cutouts for your arms are positioned just like a bench shirt is, allowing it to stay put on your chest better.

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osu122975
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I have the Titan single ply and Mark Bell's Red Slingshot.

My 1RM raw is 315 and w/ the Titan it's 355. This was a couple months ago but they say you get about a 10% increase in weight.

It has been a tremendous help in being able to handle heavier weights safely and allowing the body to get used to heavier weight. I also believe it mentally helps you push harder off the chest when you go back to raw.

My bench has gone up quite a bit because of it and it's really nice for variety in training.

Easily worth the $50 and in my opinion, one of the greatest powerlifting inventions ever.

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IronAbrams
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Close grip Slingshot is very underrated, great groove and pure tricep lockout.

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gurbob
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Titan Ram + 200lbs in chains = Tricep torture.

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BnchPress550
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The Slingshot is definitely a great training tool. Getting it on and off by yourself can be a bit tricky tho. The one I am using in this video is the Maddog version. I think when I made this video my raw max was somewhere in the 415-425 range. In case you can't tell from the video it's 475. It will DEFINITELY get your lock-out strong when used consistently.

And for those that train alone or need something a little easier to get on and off, look at the BenchDaddy when you get a chance. I haven't got one, yet, but I know people who have used them and have had nothing but good things to say.

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rehanb_bl
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BnchPress550 wrote:
The Slingshot is definitely a great training tool. Getting it on and off by yourself can be a bit tricky tho. The one I am using in this video is the Maddog version. I think when I made this video my raw max was somewhere in the 415-425 range. In case you can't tell from the video it's 475. It will DEFINITELY get your lock-out strong when used consistently.




that's an impressive bench!

i find if you get a big enough size it goes on easier (although i have have fairly lanky limbs).
The original is easier to get on/off compared to the mad dog one

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grettiron
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BnchPress550 wrote:
The Slingshot is definitely a great training tool. Getting it on and off by yourself can be a bit tricky tho. The one I am using in this video is the Maddog version. I think when I made this video my raw max was somewhere in the 415-425 range. In case you can't tell from the video it's 475. It will DEFINITELY get your lock-out strong when used consistently.

And for those that train alone or need something a little easier to get on and off, look at the BenchDaddy when you get a chance. I haven't got one, yet, but I know people who have used them and have had nothing but good things to say.


Curls with the BenchDaddy!? Brilliant!

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inigoke
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Hi everyone!
I am late here but i hope someone can help me.

I am bodybuilder and i never do full range of motion bench press,i have a very long arms (and bad shoulder health) and it fu.. up my shoulders since the first rep.

BUT i do close grip board presses cause it doesnt hurt my shoulders and is my favorite tríceps exercise.

Pushdowns,skull crushers,extensions none of these gives me the same results as the board presses simply i love them (i do it with chains,bands etc).

I have heard very good feedbacks about Slingshot but i dont know if it is good for someone like me...
I dont give a sh.. about my full range bench press so i am not looking for a good bench press carry over,the only thing that i want is to overload my tríceps without compromising my shoulder health.

Do you think the maddog slingshot is appropriate? Do you think it has any advantages over board presses for pure tríceps training?

Thanks a lot...and sorry for my english hehe

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rehanb_bl
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inigoke wrote:
Hi everyone!
I am late here but i hope someone can help me.

I am bodybuilder and i never do full range of motion bench press,i have a very long arms (and bad shoulder health) and it fu.. up my shoulders since the first rep.

BUT i do close grip board presses cause it doesnt hurt my shoulders and is my favorite tríceps exercise.

Pushdowns,skull crushers,extensions none of these gives me the same results as the board presses simply i love them (i do it with chains,bands etc).

I have heard very good feedbacks about Slingshot but i dont know if it is good for someone like me...
I dont give a sh.. about my full range bench press so i am not looking for a good bench press carry over,the only thing that i want is to overload my tríceps without compromising my shoulder health.

Do you think the maddog slingshot is appropriate? Do you think it has any advantages over board presses for pure tríceps training?

Thanks a lot...and sorry for my english hehe


from what you're describing it sounds perfect

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