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I'm just going to say this:
That trainer gives bullshit advice and if he was trying to train the guy for power would advocate more arching of the lower back and would bring the elbows in closer to the body.
Dave Tate needs to bitchslap this motherfucker.
If you're going to bench then do it right. I don't care what your goals are but doing any movement with shitty form will lead to injuries. Plus, his form on the other movements was pretty bad as well.
Anyways, why the f*ck is a basketball player benching with the straight bar let alone doing sets of 2?
For someone like him when it comes to basketball
its more stamina+weights, like im trying to do to make up for cardio.
i run or fast walk to my next exercise and i usually only take 5 to 15second breaks depending on how much sleep i get, i sweat from the speed of my workouts rather than just the weight/reps i do too.
His form wasn't bad at all guys (I only watched the bench video). There's a difference between developing the kind of "power" to improve numbers on a bench press, and "general power" he might need in a basketball game. When in a basketball game is he ever going to need to keep his elbows in and back arched?
The use of "powerlifting coaches" would be more geared towards program design aspect rather than making technique adjustments. I completely agree with freako in that his advice is sound for "powerlifting power".... but his form is beyond fine for his goals.
This is why he should really only be doing neutral grip presses and push-ups (with better form than in the video). I agree with IS that power is not his concern but form should always be the same regardless of what sport you're training for.
Yea, I agree. I was just trying to tell IS that Dwight's form is crap and that proper form will lead to decreased chance of injury (and also increased power). Dwight needs a new trainer, though.Quote
his form is absolutely fine and he handles much more weight than i would have expected for a guy of his build. one thing about dwight i'm always impressed with are his shoulders. for his height he has some of the biggest, widest shoulders i've ever seen.
Freako, you're nit picking and you know it. I know you're a powerlifter, but please explain when in his sport he's doing to have time to set his feet and arch his back and keeping his elbows in tight and scapula retracted and blah blah blah... ?
I'm in complete agreement with you about the form for the purpose of powerlifting technique in getting a maximum number.... but if you're going to say that it is necessary to do all of those things to "teach power" for his sport, i'd like to know physiologically why? I'm not trying to 'fight', I just think you're nit picking too much. If we want to get technical, we could discuss specificity studies and theoretically it could be argued that having his elbows slightly flared (which they are, slightly, they're not being horizontally extended sideways by any means), it would be more specifically mimicking something like boxing out and fighting for a rebound or whatever.
His form is completely fine, I watched the other video and there's nothing wrong with his form there either.
So wait, everyone here thinks Howard is benching real plates?? Ha.
He says in the 2nd video that the best 1 RM he's had is 360 pounds. In the 1st video, he's benching close to 400 like it's a warm-up. He's using fake plates for a photoshoot, I could tell within ten seconds of watching the video.
Common sense. It's probably more like 200 that he's benching, if that.