Unbalanced Bench Press?

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  1. Trickypants

    Trickypants OT Supporter

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    Saw a guy at the gym today doing bench press with a 35 on one side and nothing on the other.....never seen it before.

    The guy was pretty fit so was wondering what it does...:dunno:
     
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    φ Eugenics is the self-direction of human evolution.

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    Was he cross-eyed?
     
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    Maybe once side of his chest is weaker than the other? So then maybe he's trying to correct it that way? I'm not sure either, i've never seen it myself
     
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    just some unorthodox shit i think, people do weird stuff sometimes...
     
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    Maybe the plates fell off like Kevin nee
     
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    in for answer
     
  7. Trickypants

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    The only thing I could think was maybe it was to work the stabilizer muscles even more....but I don't know shit about it so it's just guessing. :hsd:
     
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    never seen or heard of anyone doing it so maybe the guy has gone off his meds and is nuts or something.
     
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    i see trainers having their trainees doing them on those big bouncy balls
     
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    i've seen someone have equal weights on both sides but alternate descending and ascending, but this seems to make more sense than what you saw.
     
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    I know for wrestlers, boxers as well as mma fighters they do db bench with a single db in one hand while the other side essentially does nothing. The point behind that being the body needs to at least be able to work somewhat independently at times, it also really engages your core and stabilizers.
     
  12. Skeletor

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    why not just do a single-arm DB bench? :dunno: sounds safer than having a half-loaded bar which could catapault across the room and kill someone in your hands.
     
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    never heard of that sounds weird.
     
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    My wrist hurts just thinking about it.
     
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    Men's Health used to have some goofy ass stuff like that.

    Well, not like putting it on a BB, but recommend having different DBs to work stabilizers better and make your "muscle mind" work harder and burn more calories.
     
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    Unbalanced exercises are usually done unilaterally. :dunno:
     
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    yeah youre supposed to do it with a db its more of an abdominal exercise than anything
     
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    I've tried it a couple times actually....but nowhere near that kind of difference. I'll put only an extra 2 1/2 or 5lb plate on one side. It started bcause I forgot to add one side properly.:rolleyes:
     
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    LOLZ YOU FUCKIN D0RK!!!1
     
  20. Skeletor

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    I do them when I can't make it to the gym and have to work out at home....


    Single-arm floor press is pretty good cause you'll feel it in chest/tri/delt but you'll also feel it in your core like Gogz said.
     
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    Aren't you asian?
     
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    dunno, but i'll do db bench using 1 arm at a time once in a while. not sure why, but it's significantly harder, especially on the first few sets
     
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