Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by mitrong, May 19, 2007.
what should a 70x8 flat dumbbell bench translate to in terms of barbell?
hmm let me see.
70 x .200/bw x .15 + 45lbs divided by 10 reps.
find out for yourself.
Not much. 205 maybe.
that means his bb bench is 60 lbs greater than his db... dont think so, maybe 160 - 165
no the reason i ask is i can only do 145x8 on barbell and that seems too low for my dumbell bench
yeah you should be able to do more IMO.
how's your bench form? sets/reps?
I can do 70 x 8 three times with the dumbbells, but can only barbell 155 for the same.
There was a thread about it a long time ago. I think it pretty much came up to the bar (20 lbs) + the weight of each DB on each side.
So 70 lbs DB would have been around 160 lbs.
the bar weighs more then 20 lbs..
or maybe you wrote that wrong.
I think it depends on what bar you use, but where I lift the bars are tiny for bench.
Standard Bar is 45 Pounds
i always try to use perfect form... i usually do 3 warmup sets then 3 sets of 8
80-85% is a good general guideline
Olympic bar, yes... But there are 22 lbs bars.
I'm sticking with my answer. Of course, this is assuming he's doing both the way I think he's doing them. Full ROM.
What kind of shitty gym do you go to where they dont have olympic bars?
University gym... We do have olympic bars but only in the two friggin old squat racks. It's like 35$ for 4 months if I attend full time though. 100$ for the summer since I don't attend full time, stupid university doesn't give us a discount even though I go there all year long
It's not even near where I live, but the two gyms which are semi-close cost like 300-400$ per year and both of them almost only have machines. One of them even has some strange air pressure machine...