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  • Solo lifter and incline db press

    I searched some of the boards for this one but couldn't find any help. I'm at the point where it is a major struggle to get the db's into position for my lifts. I lift alone and usually midday is pretty dead around my gym so there aren't many bros who can lend a hand. Is there any special technique to get db's into place for incline press? Today I felt like I was almost doing a wrestlers bridge by the time i got to the 3rd RP just to manuever those fuckers.

    If not I guess next time Ill make one of the gym staff actually do some work besides hand out towels.

  • #2
    That's why most DCers really don't like rest pausing DBs, and if they do it's relatively high reps. Most do them with relatively high reps on straight sets anyway, usually 15+. Rest pausing DBs is just a scary thought when you're using heavy weight.

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    • #3
      I always KNEE them up.
      IE lean forward, knee the first one onto the shoulder, get it set, lean forward again and knee the second one up
      If lifting solo, I don't use weight that I can't get off of me for the first rep.
      For me, that is about 100-110lbs each
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      • #4
        i knee them as well, in the 15-30 rp
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        • #5
          Getting DBs set for RP wroksets takes to much energy away from your workset, so get a partner or go with Smythe or BB instead...
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          • #6
            When i train on my own power hooks are pretty useful to me. Alright when you have to re-rack its a chore. But only the same as having to try and shift a barbell back up top. I dont use rest-pause on bench/press work, suppose it increases the probability of an injury. With my previous shoulder probs its a wise choice imo.
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            • #7
              I am doing db benches as one of my chest exercises and possessing predominantly fast twitch muscle fibres I am inclined to low reps. BUT due to the risk of injury and hassles involved with rest-pausing db's I am using higher reps than normal (10-12 + r/p). As the weights climb--and they have steadily--I will increase that rep allotment to keep on the safe side.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Lifter
                I am doing db benches as one of my chest exercises and possessing predominantly fast twitch muscle fibres I am inclined to low reps. BUT due to the risk of injury and hassles involved with rest-pausing db's I am using higher reps than normal (10-12 + r/p). As the weights climb--and they have steadily--I will increase that rep allotment to keep on the safe side.
                I agree with Raul here, up your reps so you get at least 15RP, prefearably closer to 20-30RP,..... no reason to take any risks, safety first.

                Is there any special technique to get db's into place for incline press?
                personally I have no problems getting the dumbbells up and don't loose minimum energy from that, I leen back while I knee one dumbbell up and as soon as it is in position I kick the other one up (it takes me about one second).
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