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2006/07/10 12:00:03 (permalink)

Weights off the floor

Hello, im having a major problem at the gym at the moment! How do you guys get DB's into position when doing shoulder presses? Its frustrating cos i know i can press at least 30kg in each hand but i can't physically get the weight into the starting position, is there a knack to this? I always train by myself and would like to keep it that way... Last time i tried to get the heavier weights off the floor, i felt a bit of a twinge in my lower back which i definitely dont want to risk
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    PaulSF
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    RE: Weights off the floor 2006/07/10 13:59:09 (permalink)
    I find the easiest way to get them up is to sit both of the dumbells on your thighs (whilst holding them of course!) and kind of kick them up to shoulder height, then press away!
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    RE: Weights off the floor 2006/07/10 15:11:40 (permalink)
    I also train on my own but cant get around the fact that I need someone else to hand up a heavy weight, really not worth risking it on your own. It's also good to have a spare pair of eye's and hand's around when completing a heavy set. Other than that, just place the weights on your knee's and then bounce them up (could lead to a nasty injury though!)

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    RE: Weights off the floor 2006/07/10 16:47:30 (permalink)
    Had exactly the same problem.

    I start from a lying position with the DB just above the thighs, then I sort of jerk them back and situp at the same time so im in seated press position. Then stand.
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    RE: Weights off the floor 2006/07/10 17:26:36 (permalink)
    use a barbell or get some1 to help, no point injuring yourself
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    RE: Weights off the floor 2006/07/10 18:41:07 (permalink)
    as paulsf i sit them on my thighs and kick them into position 1 at a time.
    Or if im going heavy get 2 big lads to lift them onto me arms

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    RE: Weights off the floor 2006/07/10 20:55:51 (permalink)
    I stand up with them, swing the back, then sorta swing them up, then go and sit down

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    RE: Weights off the floor 2006/07/10 22:12:31 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Patevo1

    as paulsf i sit them on my thighs and kick them into position 1 at a time.
    Or if im going heavy get 2 big lads to lift them onto me arms


    ditto Once the weight gets to a certain point you'll need someone to pass at least one up to you.
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