Couple guys from my gym DB bench with only...

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  1. BarbaraWaltersPegleg

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    Like 2-4 inches of motion but with heavy DB's. These are the chunky strongman type dudes? What is the point of that.
    Honestly I couldnt see them lifting the same weight with full ROM...to the chest or armpit.
     
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    blinger presses
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    we had a thread about this recently. Half the people in F&N do 1/2 ROM for shoulder health and the other half go down to the chest or lower. IBFlameWar!
     
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    Probably because they can lift more that way. If they did the DB press properly the'd have to knock off at least 10-15lbs.
     
  6. Mike McDermott

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    i use full rom in all movements
     
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    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    it's most likely that they aren't leaving their egos at the door...

    however, they could be trying to simulate a floor press.. just focusing on lockout/upper half of the movement.. but if that was the case, why aren't they doing it on the floor? :hsugh:
     
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    But its not even half man,,,seriously you would just laugh. I know I did.
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    ego lifters, we have a guy that loads up the squat bar with like 600 pounds, then 1/8th squats it, does the same with leg press... DB presses the 100 pounders 1/8th. I don't get it.
     
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    every gym has one, and before and after there set, you can see them scanning the room for onlookers
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    ROFL so true so true
    no one cares enough to tell them it's not a good ROM

     
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    Doing a floor press has nothing to do with lockout and upper half. The floor press is intended to take leg drive out of the equation for additional starting strength. If you're not big enough for the movement to be full range (or real close to it), then just put your feet up on a bench for the same effect.

    Most of the guys doing 1/2 reps are jokes anyway.
     
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    i always thought it was a tri/lockout strengthener movement?
     
  14. BarbaraWaltersPegleg

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    If I said anything to these guys they would deadlift my grundel
     
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    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    wtf :rofl:


     
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    Good for off the chest strength. Think about it. No leg drive, which helps off the chest, coupled with less of an arch means greater direct chest work.

    If you're 6'3" and 145lbs, then a floor press isn't full range of motion and I could see how you'd get the impression it's for lockout -but that's incorrect. In the event you're not "built" for floor pressing, put your feet up on the bench so it's full range of motion with no leg drive. I use 2 benches, the second one perpendicular to the first so your feet can be put in a "Y" for stability.
     
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    i was under the impression its for chest isolation... and more time under tension
     
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    Gibles the funny thing about my back is....

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    this Bally's I go to has a TRAINER that does only 1/2 ROM, he's pretty cut though
     
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    yeah i don't get the full range. thanks for the clarification!
     
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    the grundel is also known as the nacho
    nacho ass nacho balls
     
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    There could be a couple reasons:

    1) They like the ego boost of being to do more weight and look cooler by doing half-rom.

    2) Like many middle-aged lifters they have bad shoulders and don't go all the way down on DB bench for fear of sparking up an old injury.
     
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    I swear, I have seen this vid AT LEAST 10 times and every single time at 30sec in when he yells "light-weight!" in the middle of his rep I LOL.
    :rofl:
     
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    We have a tall some what lanky trainer that does this on seated calf raises with 5 plates stacked on it. He only squeakes out 5 maybe 6 reps. He does it for maybe 3 sets...probably why he still only has 14" to 15" calfs at best.
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    ROFL me too, whenever I need to laugh I watch that.
     
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