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Board presses - new idea!

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2003/11/24 20:52:04 (permalink)

Board presses - new idea!

I can only manage to get one spotter at the gym , wich is whoever is in charge at the time, because I go when there isn't anyone in the place, plus I wonder who would want to hold a handle for 6 sets in a row... I was wondering if it would be a good idea to do board presses anyway, sticking the stack of boards under a tight t-shirt so they stay in place instead of having someone hold the damn thing on top of my chest.

I don't see why it couldn't work, but I need some opinions before trying this as it could be potentially dangerous (as anything is) or maybe render the exercise ineffective.
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    MikeyFive
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    RE: Board presses - new idea! 2003/11/24 21:25:58 (permalink)
    If I wasn't training with someone that I knew well, I wouldn't do board presses. Do rack lockouts, pretty much the same thing and a lot safer if you haven't got people to spot you that really know your capabilities.
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    RE: Board presses - new idea! 2003/11/24 21:35:40 (permalink)
    its a good idea mate. In fact, i think elitefts.com sell a shirt with a board sewn in
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    RE: Board presses - new idea! 2003/11/24 23:10:25 (permalink)

    Have a look at my journal.
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    JF
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    RE: Board presses - new idea! 2003/11/24 23:39:27 (permalink)
    M5: No access to a power rack... In fact, I've never seen one in person since no gym has them in the area (wich is ridiculous). On the plus side, the trainers at this gym might babble about toning and not eating more than three times a day, but they are dead serious when it comes to spotting and I'm dead serious about benching, I know when to stop.

    PikeKing: I must admit that I "borrowed" the idea from reading your journal, it's just that I don't like the idea of using something soft, seems too dangerous for me.

    Help2001: I could also sew some boards into old t-shirts, but I wonder what kind of looks I would get at the gym :)
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    RE: Board presses - new idea! 2003/11/25 11:36:23 (permalink)
    Dont sew it in, just bring up a belt or something to strap it on
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    RE: Board presses - new idea! 2003/11/25 21:37:53 (permalink)
    Well, I don't mind sewing and I have old t-shirts... What I'll do is just sew a pocket on the front of the shirt and slip the board in there so it stays put. Tought about the belt idea, but I'm not so hot about it for one very simple reason, I don't think I have a belt big enough for this and I can't be arsed to be one just for board presses

    I'll keep you guys posted on the fashion experiment.
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    RE: Board presses - new idea! 2003/11/26 08:22:16 (permalink)
    get some pics [:P]
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    RE: Board presses - new idea! 2003/11/26 14:36:12 (permalink)
    Any of you guys ever seen anyone lay a 3 ft 2x6 across theie chest and bench, letting elbows touch the board then press up. I thought that was board presses....sillly me :))
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    RE: Board presses - new idea! 2003/11/28 00:41:17 (permalink)
    I think I'll just stick a phonebook (3 inches) and invent a new exercise, phonebook presses! I have a couple of them lying around, so I could tape them and get different heights! Marvelous! But board presses aren't out of the picture, it's just that I'm too lazy to sew after all...
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