Chalk Talk #12 – T-shirt Bench

T-shirt benches are an idea I gleaned from Jennifer Thompson and her husband. They are essentially a speed bench, but with a slow eccentric, or downward, movement. It is a less stressful way to work on both overall tightness throughout the rep, but an explosive punch off the chest. The video demonstrates them, talks about pausing, weight percentages, set/rep schemes, and overall programming.

2 thoughts on “Chalk Talk #12 – T-shirt Bench

  1. Good stuff as always. Do you think this could be used on warm up sets (up to 55% percent or so…) on heavy bench days and be effective at all or would that maybe drain you too much? Or would it be a waste of time?

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