Incline dumbell bench help

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  1. AlohaRacing

    AlohaRacing Freak that bitch out

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    Hey Guys,

    I'm wondering your method for getting set up once you're on the bench.

    I rest both dumbells on my knees, push my knees up to my chest, lean back and attempt to push the weights up all in one motion. However, I just increased up to 75lb dumbells and find that I can't get them up on that first rep without a spot. Once I get them up, I'm able to do a solid 7-9 reps, no problem.

    Suggestions? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. turbage

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    just use the spot


    safety > trying to be hardcore and fucking up your shit
     
  3. evolude

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    rest them on the knees and push them up as you lean back
     
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    if you cant get the weight up on your own dont do it?
     
  5. AlohaRacing

    AlohaRacing Freak that bitch out

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    Once I'm in starting position, I can do a solid 7-9 reps. :dunno:
     
  6. CrackityJones

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    have someone hand them to you, though I can't see you not being able to knee up and fall back on an incline.
     
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    thigh kicks
     
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    deadlift them off ground, squat jump onto bench, knee raise onto pecs, rep them out while screaming like a gorilla.
     
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    :bowrofl:
     
  10. Neo22

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    I go up to the 100's, maybe do full ROM on your presses and not the half range like your probably doing.
     
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    You're right....maybe I'm not going down far enough and therefore those muscles aren't up to speed.
     
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    i think i fucked up my shoulders for a while doing the same shit youre talking about. like its already been mentioned, use a spot and use lower weight if your by yourself and do full rom. i went to BB benching with a spotter for a few months and now my shits fine, and stronger than ever. gotta get back into DB as my friend went back into lazy mode :coolugh:
     
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    Well the strength of your tri's factor in when you're pushing from your chest like that. So if they aren't up to task you'll have troubles.

    Also when kicking back try to have the db's high up on your chest, not at the stomach area. So have them on your knees far from you on your legs and push back and press.

    But there is no shame in a spotter.
     
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    I too have trouble getting the first rep up (or i can but i find it wastes a lot of my energy for the set). I don't do a full range of motion like mentioned above so that may fix the issue, but I'm just worried that I might tear someshit or pull a muscle if I go too low. So the question is, should I go a bit lighter and do the full range of motion, or do what I am doing now and just have a spot help on getting the weights up?
     
  15. Mike McDermott

    Mike McDermott It's evolution, baby. OT Supporter

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    i have no problems w/ incline or flat bench

    but i can't for the life of me do it on floor presses
     
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    Just bending your elbows a few inches doesn't count as a rep. You should be able to get any weight up you can rep a few times
     
  17. Not grunting loud enough.

    lol'd @ bateman's comment.
     
  18. AlohaRacing

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    My ROM goes from elbows almost locked up top, down to my upper arms parallel or slightly below down low. If I go any lower, I'm afraid
    I'm going to fuck up my shoulders.
     
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    use lighter weight you faggot.
     
  20. RollinDollos

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    Chances are if you can't get the weight up then you're doing half reps. One of the advantages of DBs is you don't need a spot.
     
  21. Neo22

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    the bar on the dumbell should be reaching mid shoulder level, IE go all the fucking way down
     
  22. LuciferBowels

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    I find it easier if I go from my knees, to my chest and press it up in one fluid motion without stopping anywhere. I'm not sure if that requires some sort of coordination you just don't posses but sometimes having the dumbbells pinned against your chest for the first rep can be difficult.
     
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    Sounds like you don't do full range of motion...

    Stop sucking.
     
  24. igo4bmx

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    sit them on your knees
    sit upright in the incline seat.
    kick them up and as they slightly go up, lean back into the incline.
    done
     
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