Study on Band vs regular bench press

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Post by frogbyte » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:23 pm

If you're wrapping the bands around your back for DB plus band press, do the bands go up along your armpit?

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Post by Kenny Croxdale » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:58 pm

frogbyte wrote:If you're wrapping the bands around your back for DB plus band press, do the bands go up along your armpit?
Frogbyte,

I usually stand on the band so that on the outside of my shoulder for a kettlebell press.

Play with it and see what works for you.

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Post by frogbyte » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:43 am

Sorry I meant for bench press. I tried it with the band up next to my armpit, and then with the band around the outside of my upper arm / shoulder. Both felt a bit awkward but I think I preferred the feel of outside the shoulder. But is one more effective than the other? Next to the armpit felt like it brought in the lateral deltoid and/or external rotators as stabilizers, which kind of makes me nervous since those are smaller muscle groups and might be an injury risk.

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