How many of you have ever done Ahren's Presses?

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  1. ACURA TL-S

    ACURA TL-S OT Supporter

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    I tried them last week and I think I might use them for a while to switch things up. Difficult, to say the least.
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    description, pictures, what the hell is this?
     
  3. edmang

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    D. Ahrens Press

    Chuck Ahrens is relatively unknown to most modern trainees, but in his time he was considered to have the strongest shoulders and arms in the world. He was so wide he looked unreal!

    In his prime, Ahrens could do reps with 200 pound dumbbells in the shoulder press (some people even claim to have seen him press a 300 pound dumbbell with one arm), perform 28 reps with 405 in the bench press, and perform a slow and controlled concentration curl with a 115 pound barbell.

    One of his shoulder exercises was very peculiar: he'd do overhead dumbbell presses, but instead of pressing them straight up he'd press them up and away laterally (basically doing a "V" with both arms). He had no choice but to press in this matter because he used special loadable dumbbells that were very long; pressing them straight up was thus impossible without the bells hitting each other.

    What this exercise does is place the shoulders, especially the medial portion of the deltoid, under greater tension as the movement gets completed.

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    looks interesting. might have to try those tomorrow in place fo the regular db shoudler press
     
  5. deznutz

    deznutz New Member

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    i might try these! :wavey:
     
  6. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    those #s are bs :o
     
  7. Werdna

    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    115lb barbell isn't impressive at all for a curl :hsugh:
     
  8. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    One armed concentration curls?
     
  9. Werdna

    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    why is he curling a barbell with one arm then?
     
  10. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Hell I don't know but I seriously doubt someone who benched 405 for 28 reps and DB shoulder pressed 300 would only curl 115 with a barbell.
     
  11. Natezilla

    Natezilla Ain't nothin' but a peanut.

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    I've done them quite a bit before i cut down on how much overhead pressing I do. I liked them a lot.
     
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    I agree. Those numbers are believable.
     
  13. Leo95SE

    Leo95SE The OMINOUS one

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    ouch. cant be good for rotators :(
    does it hurt?
     
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    Sounds like some Irish drink to me :o
     
  15. Mike4831

    Mike4831 “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’l

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    I don't know if I can believe what he benched, but I will have to try these.
     
  16. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    200lb db shoulder presses? 300 lbs? bs ronnie just got some 200lb dbs and im not sure if he can do them yet on flat bench
     
  17. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Uh...Ronnie does sets of 10 with the 200lb DB's in a video thats several years old.
     
  18. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    in the cost of redemption he does 160lb db overhead presses..
     
  20. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    I was referring to flat bench.
     
  21. Ilyusha

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    i believe the number and the hype.
     
  22. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    i dont think he db presses the 200s on fb yet

    he just got them for his birthday or something..he does do shrugs with them though..
     
  23. Chris3G

    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    that was 250's. He does the 200's for 12 in some video, they zoom the camera right up to the "200" on the side of the dumbell before they show him doing them.
     
  24. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    ahh my mistake :)
     
  25. Gutrat

    Gutrat "GET DOWN..."

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    It looks dangerous for shoulders.
     
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