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Bench Press Instructional Videos[]


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Mark Rippetoe: Intro to the Bench Press Pt. 1[]

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Mark Rippetoe: Intro to the Bench Press Pt. 2[]

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Bar path, kinetic chain, elbows, and chesticles.

Mark Rippetoe: Basic Bench Press Setup[]

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Head position, grip, starting position, visual reference, chest, and bottom position.

Mark Rippetoe: Bench Press Positioning[]

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Grip width and back arch.

Mark Riplol: The Bench Press Feet[]

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Feet and legs.

Mark Rippetoe: The Bench Press Arch[]

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Maintaining the lordotic curve in your back.

Mark Rippetoe: Spotting the Bench Press Pt. 1[]


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Grip distance, visual reference points, breath, and how to fuck up someone's PR

Mark Rippetoe: Spotting the Bench Press Pt. 2[]


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Getting killed by the bench, racking the bar, and the thumbless grip.

Mark Rippetoe: Bench Press Levers[]

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