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2008/05/14 18:11:14 (permalink)

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Been reading these forums for a while now and have gained some sweet tips to help me out.

Started going to gym about a month ago and been going about 3 times a week. Keep havign a problem with balance at the min especially with bench press. Find the bar swaying. My mate says its too much weight but i can do 8 reps no prob.

Any tips i.e use smith machien for while or is it just the fact im new starting out

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    RE: New Starter 2008/05/14 18:16:19 (permalink)
    start nice and light mate, form over poundage everytime

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    RE: New Starter 2008/05/15 17:31:53 (permalink)
    Hi, as above, don't be in a hurry to move loads of weight at first, practice technique first, then go up when you feel ready

    I wouldn't use the smith machine, stick with the free weights

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    RE: New Starter 2008/05/16 13:40:02 (permalink)
    welcome to the board, i expect the reason you are swaying is because your stabiliser muscles are not up to the same weight as your core muscles. This will improve, just make sure you have someone on hand incase you get stuck.

    Like the guys say, form is most important, especially at the beginning of your training. As you adjust to the training you should find the swaying stops. Just keep at it and don't try to run before you can walk.
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