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Old 01-26-2006, 02:41 AM
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Default Re: Tip of the week: Keeping your elbows in

This deffinately applies on bench press (it's one of the main exercises that will require this).

I think you guys are misinterpreting the statement:
keep your elbows in line with or closer to your body than your wrists

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No matter what style you use ("T" style or safer better leverage umbrella "/|\" style) your elbows should be closer to your body than your wrists or else your triceps will need to contract harder to keep it stabilized. Think of it like this, you don't want to be doing a partial elbows out extension while you are bench pressing.

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