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    Hey Good folk
    here's my a video of my bench at 70kg 3rd set of six.

    bench 70kg set of 6 second third set. - YouTube

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    Tips and Criticism very much appreciated

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    1) Try to begin the descent with elbows leading forward and not to the sides.
    2) Descend a bit slower so the bar doesn't bounce on your chest when it touches.
    3) Rest a second more between each rep so you can get tight and take a big breath.
    4) Try and improve the spotting situation: I realize this may be hard, but try and move the rack away from the wall so the spotter can be behind you and stays out of the way during your reps unless you actually need help.
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    Thank you so much.
    So I should try and tuck the elbows more on the descent and let them flare out sightly after ?

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    You want the elbows going forward so that they stay in front of the bar and to help you have vertical forearms as you reach the bottom position. They may flare out a bit on the way up (though you want to minimize this and not let it become egregious).
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