bench/dumbell question

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  1. volvoc70

    volvoc70 New Member

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    with a 205 max on barbell bench whats weight on dumbells should be expected??
     
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    why don't you try and see?
     
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    Whats with all these Barbell to dumbbell conversion threads lately? New years?
     
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    They don't make DB's that heavy
     
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    I think DB are much harder because you have to start from the floor..
    I can do 3-4 reps @ 225 on barbell, but can only get that number of reps on DB with 90s (180).
     
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    How else would you do it if you don't start from the floor?
     
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    First you must factor in Avogadro’s number with each dumbbell; the fact now you have two separate objects descending at the rate 9.8 m/s2 makes it harder to determine what weight is ideal for you.
     
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    That's not why I was ughing. Dumbbells are harder because they require more stabilization, not because you have to pick them off the floor.
     
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    Sometimes when I'm nervous I stick my dumbbells under my arms and then I smell them.
     
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    Start low and work your way up. My 1rm for BB BP was 240 pounds and once I switched to using just DBs I could only put up 60s or so at first.

    I've gotten up to repping with 85s now.. at one point I did 3 reps with 102.5s (serious, oly dumbbells) but I haven't gotten close to that in a long time.
     
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    I'm guessing you've never done dumbells?

    Start with fourtys.
     
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    that too, but if I am maxing out with dumbells ... i expend a hell of a lot of energy picking them up, putting them on my chest and getting the inital lift. Maybe I have weak tris or something, but if I can get the first rep off I can generally do 4 or so.
     
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    :rofl: ceaze is right though... pick them off the floor with ur legs first...
     
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    maybe you should work on your deadlift
     
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    Even if I use my legs to get the dbs. off the floor/rack I still have to waddle back to my bench and shimmy more than half of my weight in each hand up to mid-chest before I can even think about starting. With barbells that isn't true. That said, it requires more energy to do db bench press and for me, I need all the energy I can get for a 1rm. :dunno:
     
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    you don't max out with db presses anyhow
     
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    understand, only said it cause the op posted his bb max and wanted to know what to "expect" :)
     
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