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Old 12-28-2012, 03:10 AM   #261
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65 lb DB shoulder press for 12. I feel like I can hit 75 for a few reps but won't be able to lift it up into position. Tips (without spotter)?
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:02 AM   #262
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65 lb DB shoulder press for 12. I feel like I can hit 75 for a few reps but won't be able to lift it up into position. Tips (without spotter)?
That's a very good number. Transition to barbell standing overhead press maybe.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:21 AM   #263
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65 lb DB shoulder press for 12. I feel like I can hit 75 for a few reps but won't be able to lift it up into position. Tips (without spotter)?
Use your knees! The technique will also come into play when you get into heavy dumbbell chest presses too. This will also help alleviate the obnoxious "dropping of the dumbbells" because you'll use your knees to guide the weight down and help you sit up.

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Old 12-28-2012, 09:30 AM   #264
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hey *******s I've been drinking lots of chocolate milk and haven't **** in 2 days. Tomorrow (today I guess) I'm going to try to break PR on DL/ doing back/shoulders. activating sleep right now. good night sweet h&f'ers
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:31 AM   #265
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Use your knees! The technique will also come into play when you get into heavy dumbbell chest presses too. This will also help alleviate the obnoxious "dropping of the dumbbells" because you'll use your knees to guide the weight down and help you sit up.
This is really the only way I ever got heavy dumbbells up is by shooting them up with my knees.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:29 PM   #266
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65 lb DB shoulder press for 12. I feel like I can hit 75 for a few reps but won't be able to lift it up into position. Tips (without spotter)?
Hey man be careful. Don't push it if you don't have someone there to help you.

I have seen bad things happen with out a spotter. My dad even with a spotter was doing the military press with 280lb and it just slipped a lil bit and he tore his shoulder.

You should always have someone there with you. Sounds like your doing good tho man keep it up.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:33 PM   #267
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^ like he said def have a spotter. Doesn't hurt to have someone there to help you out a bit, if anything it helps you push yourself harder for a few more reps. Shoulders are a small muscle one wrong move and it'll never be the same again
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:43 PM   #268
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Just had a slap repair from a injury12/26/12.. I got on a wildfire trust me it sucks a$$ to get surgery man. My injury was something I had no control of but you can make sure you don't get hurt have a spotter.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:56 PM   #269
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For DB presses, I actually prefer no spot. If you can't get it up, just lower the weight with none of the danger of a barbell.

DB shoulder presses were one of my favorites.....too bad I can't do them anymore.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:49 PM   #270
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:37 PM   #271
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Hi

starting remicade infusions on January the 24. I think i hit 75 for a few 3 or 4 reps last time I lifted. I have this nasty flu that is going around and been inside for the last 3 and a half days.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:39 PM   #272
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did chest today and burned it the fuuuck out. I decided at the end of my workout to get a form check. How does the form look?

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did chest today and burned it the fuuuck out. I decided at the end of my workout to get a form check. How does the form look?

Like I say on a lot of videos I see, the only actual rep you completed in my opinion was the first one. On no other rep would would the bar have even come close to your chest if you were using a barbell instead of dumbbells.

Doing reps through the full range of motion might mean you can't do as much weight, but will improve your overall fitness and help a TON with injury prevention in the future.

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how much further should I go down? Though it was bad for shoulders to go down any further. Glad I asked.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:58 PM   #275
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how much further should I go down? Though it was bad for shoulders to go down any further. Glad I asked.
Down far enough that if there was a bar connecting the two dumbbells that it would touch your chest.

There's a reason the first rep looked like the hardest. You were having to go through range of motion that you only go through once every set.

It would be bad for your shoulders if all of a sudden you tried doing that weight full range of motion every rep, so you might have to lower the weight and work back up.

Again like I said just my opinion.

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Down far enough that if there was a bar connecting the two dumbbells that it would touch your chest.

There's a reason the first rep looked like the hardest. You were having to go through range of motion that you only go through once every set.

It would be bad for your shoulders if all of a sudden you tried doing that weight full range of motion every rep, so you might have to lower the weight and work back up.

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respectable opinion coming from you. I will try to get another video on Sunday and see if I improve. Besides the ROM anything else?
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I can understand Glight's POV despite not performing reps like him. I prefer to take my shoulders out of the equation when performing chest movements as much as possible. I work on ROM all week, every week in Capoeira, and Capoeira movements are TAXING on knees, hips and rotator cuffs (..and the most common injuries for Capoeira practitioners involve those three areas) . I don't need the added stress in the gym, plus I lose the tension in my chest when I drop too far below parallel; it doesn't feel right to my body. I would suggest dropping your elbows slightly lower than you are, but it's up to you. My reps are exactly like this (..just slightly below parallel):

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Like I say on a lot of videos I see, the only actual rep you completed in my opinion was the first one. On no other rep would would the bar have even come close to your chest if you were using a barbell instead of dumbbells.

Doing reps through the full range of motion might mean you can't do as much weight, but will improve your overall fitness and help a TON with injury prevention in the future.

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One exception...incline bb bench. You don't want to go all the way down as it releases tension off the pec and onto the shoulder.
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I can understand Glight's POV despite not performing reps like him. I prefer to take my shoulders out of the equation when performing chest movements as much as possible. I work on ROM all week, every week in Capoeira, and Capoeira movements are TAXING on knees, hips and rotator cuffs (..and the most common injuries for Capoeira practitioners involve those three areas) . I don't need the added stress in the gym, plus I lose the tension in my chest when I drop too far below parallel; it doesn't feel right to my body. I would suggest dropping your elbows slightly lower than you are, but it's up to you. My reps are exactly like this (..just slightly below parallel):

To me that seems like it would touch his chest if it was a barbell.
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