Originally Posted by Kevin Perry
Sometimes I wish I could have whatever water those Europeans have
Gavin, pressing from the chin level is (I'm guessing) akin to doing something like a two- or three-board bench. It's simply a different lift than a press that begins touching the upper chest, as the major sticking point of the full press is avoided. Just because guys here can't do that type of weight doesn't mean they can't ask questions.
If that's their rules, cool, sure, no problem. It lets guys put up bigger weights...if that's what floats their boat, fine.
Could that rule also have come about because many of these guys cannot actually bring a bar to touch their chest in a pressing position? Just wondering...