shoulder press

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  1. dwarfcat

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    Im currently using a machine to do shoulder presses. Im thinking about trying the press with some dumbbells. I just have a few questions. How do you hold them? Say from the front shoul they look like - - or l l Also, at the top of the rep should you bring them together and let them touch over your head?
     
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    what about this

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    two reasons I don't touch at the top of a shoulder press (or dumbbell bench)

    1) It takes the tension off the working muscle, even if only for a second

    2) I had an Olympic strength coach tell me a horror story about a guy who used to clank the weights together all the time on DB bench press...until one day when he was in the middle of a set, and he clanked them together, causing the weld to break, and dropping the plates off the dumbbell on to his face in succession...it was one of those DBs that is made of 5 and 10lb plates held together on the eng by a weld...ever since then I have been careful about checking my DBs before I use them
     
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    Shit I never really thought about the weights snapping like that. My gym's dumbbells are in pretty bad shape. Thanks for the advice.
     
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    word. save yo face
     
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    I do the rep over if it touches by mistake.
     
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    it's short for sure...more of a bodybuilding style press as compared to a strength based press
     
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    thats what I thought :wavey:
     
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    jmezz, tell your buddy this ASAP :rofl:
     
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    down to the shoulders, up until your arms are extended.
     
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    Yeah or not, let's see if it happens then we can laugh at it.

    Kinda like how I let you clobber your forehead with the plate on chest supported row. :bowrofl:
     
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    i thought it would help increase the mind-muscle connection like you said bro.
     
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    :bowrofl::bowrofl::bowrofl::bowrofl:
     
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    not locking out puts you at a much more potential for injury. it's probably one of the biggest reasons BB's actually tear and pull muscles even though the load they're using isn't supramaximal.

    i do it too but you should know that its much harder on your tendons and ligaments to not lock out then it is to lock out each rep.
     
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    for sure...good point
     
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    :eek3:holy fucking shit. i'm gonna be careful now and paranoid for a while lol
     
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