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Does being double jointed in both your elbows and your shoulders effect how well you can bench press?

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Dr. Robert Purchase
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In brief: I don't know

After performing a literature search, i found no studies that looked at the effect of being double jointed on bench press.
I did find one study that noted significant decreased strength in women with a particularly bad form of ligamentous laxity, ehlers-danlos, but i'm not sure we can extrapolate. Either way, consistent effort with good form will result in gains in strength. Good luck & work hard.

In brief: I don't know

After performing a literature search, i found no studies that looked at the effect of being double jointed on bench press.
I did find one study that noted significant decreased strength in women with a particularly bad form of ligamentous laxity, ehlers-danlos, but i'm not sure we can extrapolate. Either way, consistent effort with good form will result in gains in strength. Good luck & work hard.
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