#ASKADONIS: I Can’t Get The Bar Off My Chest!

The first episode of our new series #AskAdonis, where we answer questions you may have.

Earlier in the week we received the following question:

“What would you recommend for a bench presser that has a problem with the start/getting the bar off the chest? The problem is weak chest muscles so when the weights get heavier (close to max or max) I tuck my elbows to much and touch the bar to low. This results in a weak bottom position where I’m too tensed to get a good push off the chest. 2,5-5% under my max I can bench with good speed and relative ease. #askadonis

Coach Amir answers this question using his experience and knowledge.

Make sure to keep sending in questions through our social media pages and don’t forget to hashtag #AskAdonis.


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About the Author:

Amir Fazeli
Amir is the founder of Adonis Athletics and the owner of Adonis Athletics Granville. He is a competitive powerlifter having represented Australia at 7 international competitions to date including twice at the Arnold Sports Festival and twice at the World Championships. His best lifts are 258kg squat, 150kg bench press and 317.5kg deadlift all at under 83kg in the IPF. He holds the all-time highest deadlift record at under 83kg bodyweight across all federations in Australia. His best international results are silver medal at 2012 IPF Oceania Powerlifting Championships, silver medal at 2014 Arnold Sports Festival, gold medal at 2014 IPF Asian & Oceania Powerlifting Championships and 5th overall at the 2015 World Championships...read more