#ASKADONIS: Don’t Bench In A Straight Line

The next episode of our new series , where we answer questions you may have.

In this video, we follow up on Marcus from Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE4jw

We received some footage of Marcus performing the bench press, working up to 197.5kg. An impressive bench press for somebody, who we know, competes in the 93kg class. His training goal for his current cycle is to hit a 200kg bench press with his feet up.

Amir discovered that the problem he had was actually his bar path. He discusses why you shouldn’t bench press straight up. He lightly touches on the topic of moment arms and gives reason as to why pressing up AND BACK is more effective.

By incorporating Amir’s tips Marcus was able to bench 200kg, much easier than his 197.5kg grinder.

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


By |2018-05-17T07:18:53+10:00June 14th, 2017|Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, Strongman|0 Comments

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