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« on: December 24, 2017, 04:58:16 AM »

In what scenarios would you pick one over the other as a supplemental lift for raw benching (if you could only use one), and why?
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 02:02:28 PM »

In what scenarios would you pick one over the other as a supplemental lift for raw benching (if you could only use one), and why?
I have always found JM press works better for size and close grip for strength..thatís for me though

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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2018, 04:41:37 PM »

I have always found JM press works better for size and close grip for strength..thatís for me though

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Interesting.
I noticed the same when I did them for a time. I always felt like my wrists were my weakest link in that exercise - even wrapping them.

There are several variations that people "call" the JM press. I used a cambered bar with the technique Blakely described himself on video. Haven't done them forever since I almost never have a spotter anymore (one I trust, anyway).
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 02:37:47 PM »


Interesting.
I noticed the same when I did them for a time. I always felt like my wrists were my weakest link in that exercise - even wrapping them.

There are several variations that people "call" the JM press. I used a cambered bar with the technique Blakely described himself on video. Haven't done them forever since I almost never have a spotter anymore (one I trust, anyway).
I actually use jm presses with lighter weight and super high reps..if Iím really after size for whatever reason I will do them in the smith machine...itís the only thing that piece of shit is good for

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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 03:51:37 PM »

Make sure you don't already have tennis elbow.
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 05:12:48 PM »

call me crazy, but my wrists never bothered me with close grip bench presses
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2018, 08:10:17 PM »

I have never done JM presses but this is the 2nd post i have seen (one on another forum). Will have to add these in
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2018, 02:59:01 AM »

I have never done JM presses but this is the 2nd post i have seen (one on another forum). Will have to add these in


It's worth watching videos that demonstrate one or two variations, as well.

In one of Jim Blakely's originals, he mentions that that the technique he demonstrates is THE JM PRESS the way HE invented it. But, he also then goes on to say that there are other "versions" that are slightly different, but he feels are quite effective for many trainers.

Many videos will contain "JM Press" in the title, but if you're interested in seeing the true Jim B. original: #Invalid YouTube Link#



edit: For some reason, I've been having issues imbedding youtube videos. Here is the link instead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTxOBkKDkzs
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2018, 03:15:17 AM »

Here's a clip of Eric Spoto demonstrating his method:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tFLbJ0AKI0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tFLbJ0AKI0</a>


I doubt many people would argue that Eric's version is in any way inferior.
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2018, 09:04:15 AM »

Thanks, chaos!!!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTxOBkKDkzs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTxOBkKDkzs</a>
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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2018, 08:52:21 AM »

I actually use jm presses with lighter weight and super high reps..if Iím really after size for whatever reason I will do them in the smith machine...itís the only thing that piece of shit is good for

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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2018, 09:23:46 AM »


It's worth watching videos that demonstrate one or two variations, as well.

In one of Jim Blakely's originals, he mentions that that the technique he demonstrates is THE JM PRESS the way HE invented it. But, he also then goes on to say that there are other "versions" that are slightly different, but he feels are quite effective for many trainers.

Many videos will contain "JM Press" in the title, but if you're interested in seeing the true Jim B. original: #Invalid YouTube Link#



edit: For some reason, I've been having issues imbedding youtube videos. Here is the link instead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTxOBkKDkzs

Great to know thanks for clarifying
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