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    Default A new press video with Brent Carter SSC


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    Very cool. The error correction portion is clear and practical. Thanks Brent!

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    Good video, too bad there wasn't any footage of Brent's supreme layback!

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    I often hear it said (by Rip elsewhere, and implied here by Brent) that the reason that one can bench more weight, compared to the press, is because of the longer kinetic chain involved in the latter. Yes, this makes sense, but is the suggestion that this is the primary or only reason? By that logic, one should be able to press from a seated position with almost as much weight as a bench press.

    Isn't the relatively large size of the pectorals another reason why we can bench more?

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    A terribly useful video

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacediver View Post
    Isn't the relatively large size of the pectorals another reason why we can bench more?
    Of course, and bracing against the bench.

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    I think the range of motion in the press is longer as well.

    I have one question about the stance though if you don't mind, Rip. In the book it says to use the squat stance as far as I remember and Brent also says in the video to rotate the feet out to help with keeping the knees locked. On the other hand in an article about the press written by Starr it is recommended to keep the feet straight.

    He says that since the bounce shifts the weight towards the toes one can bounce back stronger when the feet are pointed straight ahead. It kind of makes sense since rotating the feet out effectively shortens their length when measured in the direction the weight shift/bounce occurs. The toes will also be able to push harder against the floor if pointed forward.

    What are your thoughts on this? Is there any other reason to turn the feet out other than making it easier to keep the knees locked?

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    It's a good and very (terribly) useful vid, but I'm a little disappointed that Brent didn't show us his proprietary patented Press 3.0.
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    Great video! I tend to wind up a bit. I'll get someone to hold a board behind me so I don't do it again.

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    good vid Brent

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