quick question, i know its different for everyone, but in general

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  1. mitrong

    mitrong so cute

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    what should a 70x8 flat dumbbell bench translate to in terms of barbell?
     
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    hmm let me see.

    70 x .200/bw x .15 + 45lbs divided by 10 reps.
     
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    find out for yourself.
     
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    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    Not much. 205 maybe.
     
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    that means his bb bench is 60 lbs greater than his db... dont think so, maybe 160 - 165
     
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    no the reason i ask is i can only do 145x8 on barbell and that seems too low for my dumbell bench
     
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    yeah you should be able to do more IMO.
    how's your bench form? sets/reps?
     
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    I can do 70 x 8 three times with the dumbbells, but can only barbell 155 for the same. :dunno:
     
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    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.
     
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    the bar weighs more then 20 lbs..

    or maybe you wrote that wrong.
     
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    I think it depends on what bar you use, but where I lift the bars are tiny for bench.
     
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    Standard Bar is 45 Pounds
     
  14. mitrong

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    i always try to use perfect form... i usually do 3 warmup sets then 3 sets of 8
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    80-85% is a good general guideline
     
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    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.
     
  18. cavefish

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

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    What kind of shitty gym do you go to where they dont have olympic bars?
     
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    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 :rolleyes:
    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...
     
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