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Dumbells-bench press problem

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darcy
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2004/01/23 13:39:02 (permalink)
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Dumbells-bench press problem


My dumbell bench press has been increasing as I would expect, but training at home and without a spotter does have its problems. Getting into position is not a problem. I hold the dumbells on my thighs and then kind of kick them up and rock onto my back and I'm ready to press. What presents the problem is lowering them after I've finished the set. They're to heavy to lower or culrs down to the sides because they will put enormous pressure on my elbow joints, and I can't drop them because my house will fall down. ANy techniques to be suggested ?
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    Frankie NY
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    RE: Dumbells-bench press problem 2004/01/23 15:18:44 (permalink)
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    Darcy:

    There's an easy solution. When you finish your set, dumbbells locked out over your chest, raise your knees and place them even with the bottom of the dumbbells. Now in one motion sit up, allowing the dumbbells to rest on the tops of your lower quads/knees and continue sitting up until you are in a standing position. Rerack the dumbbells.
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    Ironhead
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    RE: Dumbells-bench press problem 2004/01/23 16:01:48 (permalink)
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    pure genious!!
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    RE: Dumbells-bench press problem 2004/01/23 17:08:29 (permalink)
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    Cheers Frankie !

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    RE: Dumbells-bench press problem 2004/06/22 15:37:30 (permalink)
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    Been Having the same problem. (There's no way I'm putting holes in my new woode floor). That really is genius!

    Nice One.
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    RE: Dumbells-bench press problem 2004/06/22 16:01:04 (permalink)
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    over 23 years of training and I never though of that one!!!! lol

    Might be a good idea to practice though a couple of times with a lightish dumbell, before you go balls out, picture rolling sideways off the bench!!!!!!
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