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frozenkilt
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Join date: Sep 2010
Location: Alberta, CAN
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AHAHAHAHA! That setup was SO powerlifting it hurts! Fucking beautiful :)

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brute_fury
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Join date: Oct 2005
Location: Colorado, USA
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOA!!! Nice fucking bench!!! WOW! :D

GREAT arch! You've got some major flexibilty! :D I am quite envious...:)!

On the high volume sq thing I concur.

I give you props because i ended up doing the same thing after ONE session of sheiko with back squats. I just think I do better with less volume on those for sure for that exact reason---bad form and getting all screwy just to get your reps in. You're doing awesome though, I hope the last week goes smoothly!

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kmcnyc
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Join date: Nov 2006
Location: New York, USA
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great arch!!!

nice pressing too.
I think I need to get on the seated gm bandwagon too

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minimaltechno
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print wrote:
Bench is awesome Mainey. & your husband is a lucky man to have that arch.


Ha I was just thinking the same thing. All sorts of ideas were going through my little (dirty) head.

The first 3 seconds of you meeting the bar were pure grace nlmain.

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inkaddict
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Some are going to thrive on higher frequency with the big lifts, others aren't. I just think it's important to find out what works for you, and run with it. I do commend you for actually giving Sheiko a solid try so far also, too many people would do a week of it and bail.

Pussies.

LWI!!

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rondastarr
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Join date: Aug 2007
Location: Alabama, USA
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You made arching your back look so cool and sexy... then you repped 135 10x... I don't think I can compete with that...
:p

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LastStand
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Join date: Jul 2010
Location: Alberta, CAN
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[quote]nlmain wrote:
Bench vid - all cleaned up too. :)




!!! My hero!
Seriously awesome - seriously.

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JoeGood
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Join date: Jun 2007
Location: Alabama, USA
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The juxtapostion of your sick arch in front of the guy lifting in his polo shirt was priceless.

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lil power
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Join date: Jun 2010
Location: Tennessee, USA
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Nice arch there girl ! That setup, oh to be young and flexible....

Coach hat on...review the angle of your arms, elbows to wrist on the video...you are at a slight angle backwards...best position for power and safety, straight up and down from elbow to wrist and try not to bend those wrist backwards, bar should rest in hands, bottom of palm near thumbs, not mid palm (if that makes sense). Shortest distance is straight down and straight up.

135 x 10, yes your bench is really taking off :)

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arachne12
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Join date: Feb 2009
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lil, any tips for not bending your wrists back? I do it too, I am aware of it, but I can't seem to stop. Grip training?
/end steal main log

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inkaddict
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arachne12 wrote:
lil, any tips for not bending your wrists back? I do it too, I am aware of it, but I can't seem to stop. Grip training?
/end steal main log

Tight wrist wraps that go up a little on the back of your hand, but not covering your palm, and conciously "point" your wrists straight, just as if you were to punch someone.

and x2 on what LilP said, I just wasn't sure how to word it, haha

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Kalle
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Join date: Feb 2006
Location: California, USA
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Awesome bench! I hate high reps and holding an arch its hard work!

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ddot76
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Join date: Aug 2007
Location: Ontario, CAN
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Frenchie is flexible. (Nothing left to say that hasn't been said by all your other followers).

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Spock81
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Join date: Jun 2010
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So how did you manage to get such a damn fine arch nlmain??

Any tips/pointers? Or ar you just a lucky SOB, hMM

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lil power
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arachne12 wrote:
lil, any tips for not bending your wrists back? I do it too, I am aware of it, but I can't seem to stop. Grip training?
/end steal main log


as Ink mentioned, wrap tight and high on back of hand...pretty example from Joey here:

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arachne12
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Thanks to you both. I've got some wraps from kickboxing and I will try them tomorrow. Check my log!

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rondastarr
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lil power wrote:
arachne12 wrote:
lil, any tips for not bending your wrists back? I do it too, I am aware of it, but I can't seem to stop. Grip training?
/end steal main log


as Ink mentioned, wrap tight and high on back of hand...pretty example from Joey here:



I need to get longer wrist wraps now that I have watched this :)

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coyotegal
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Nice bench!! and that dude was totally checking you out!!! :D
Do you have to keep your bum on the bench for a comp?

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kpsnap
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arachne12 wrote:
Thanks to you both. I've got some wraps from kickboxing and I will try them tomorrow. Check my log!


I have some wrist wraps if you want to borrow them for the meet.

Not surprisingly, USAPL has rules regarding wraps . . .

Beautiful bench form, Frenchy. 50% of the buttocks have to remain on the bench. In other words, no daylight can be seen.

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alexus
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Join date: Feb 2010
Location: New Zealand
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damn that is an awesome arch!! check out the guy behind you checking you out... his facial expression says it all, really. heh. most beautiful arch i ever saw :-)

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coyotegal
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where you at??

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imhungry
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coyotegal wrote:
where you at??

Gone, unfortunately.

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BEAR BORN
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Join date: Mar 2010
Location: New York, USA
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Looking awesome and strong lady Love the new pictures :)

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Bench Wench
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Join date: Nov 2011
Location: Arizona, USA
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your bench makes me feel like I should go home :(



or fight to catch up :D

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