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    Quote Originally Posted by MindlessWork View Post
    No block I use but my natural ROM along with the most comfortable grip width brings bar to within roughly 1" of chest on bench.
    You should use a block, helps to keep the range of motion consistent especially with heavier weights or when fatigued at the end of your set.
    The bar doesnt accidentally go too deep and you wont end up unintentionally cheating yourself by not going deep enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by Online Warlord View Post
    You should use a block, helps to keep the range of motion consistent especially with heavier weights or when fatigued at the end of your set.
    The bar doesnt accidentally go too deep and you wont end up unintentionally cheating yourself by not going deep enough
    Good idea, I got some blocks of wood of varying thickness and I could use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MindlessWork View Post
    Good idea, I got some blocks of wood of varying thickness and I could use them.
    Yeah thats good, I myself use a Fat Gripz Xtreme for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Online Warlord View Post
    Yeah thats good, I myself use a Fat Gripz Xtreme for it
    I liked Fat Gripz as well for gripping but that's another good idea too instead of the wood which can slide off as you press. Just put the Fat Gripz in the middle of the bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MindlessWork View Post
    I liked Fat Gripz as well for gripping but that's another good idea too instead of the wood which can slide off as you press. Just put the Fat Gripz in the middle of the bar.
    Youve got Fat Gripz too? I think the regular blue ones are too small but the red Xtreme model is perfect for me, it's a little less than 1'' though so if you need a minimum elevation of 1'' then you might wanna use the wood instead
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    Quote Originally Posted by Online Warlord View Post
    Youve got Fat Gripz too? I think the regular blue ones are too small but the red Xtreme model is perfect for me, it's a little less than 1'' though so if you need a minimum elevation of 1'' then you might wanna use the wood instead
    I don't have my own FatGripz as borrowed them from a friend one time. Made my own out of thick pipe insulation and they work pretty well.

    There's a pussy pad at my gym that's 1" thick so can use that as the "block" so when I feel it on my chest then it's my cue to move up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nevergivein View Post
    no I mean something else
    It's difficult to explain but when you set up with sufficient tightness and you unrack the barbell, it hovers above your chest for a little bit before gravity pulls it in
    and as gravity pulls the bar down to your chest, you feel the tension building like a spring

    I can explode faster out of the bottom if I press as soon as the bar touches my chest but idk if it's cheating or not since the weight is never at a deadstop (not sure if it matters for ohp like with deadlift)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MindlessWork View Post
    I don't have my own FatGripz as borrowed them from a friend one time. Made my own out of thick pipe insulation and they work pretty well.

    There's a pussy pad at my gym that's 1" thick so can use that as the "block" so when I feel it on my chest then it's my cue to move up.
    Lol yeah I've used the pussy pad a few times for that same purpose when I've forgotten the fat gripz at home
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    Quote Originally Posted by 'snot that bad View Post
    fuck he's huge

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevergivein View Post
    fuck he's huge
    Yep, over 20 years in the iron game!
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