What do you do when you run out of DBs for DB press??

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  1. I do realize the obvious answer here is to do BB press, etc


    BB press sucks, and I'd rather stick to DB press as it doesn't seem to hurt my shoulder, unfortunately my gym only goes up to 120lbs :(


    Since Incline is quite a bit harder for me, would it be smart to do my heavy lifting on incline where 120 would still be difficult, and almost skip flat DB bench entirely?
     
  2. Jaccordan

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    hmmmmmmm.......

    you could jump on a bench to finish out the remaining sets... but i seem to be likeyou.. i like using db's and benifit more from them....

    i guess i really dont have a solution for you :hs:
     

  3. Yeah, I was actually looking for advice from anyone other than you...


    Anyone?
     
  4. JP®

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    Find a new gym, or change up your routine.
     
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    Pre-exhaust your chest then do dumbell presses. I think you'll find yourself using considerably lighter weights.
     
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    do what i do, more reps. Unless your repping the 120's for 15+ you hero ;)

    Also doing flyes first will pretty much prexhaust the pecs. Or you could incline BB then flys, then db flat.
     
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    Werd.
     
  9. 10-12 reps :o

    I've found I can't do jack shit for BB without hurting my left shoulder.

    If I drop down to about 225 and pin my Scapulas, (and heavy arch) I can do it without pain, but I can't go heavy without much pain.

    Should I just stay at lower weight when doing BB? I feel like I'm not getting the full benefit when I go this light :sad2:
     
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    12 solid reps with the 120's is pretty damn good. pics of you?
     
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    pre exhaust..try it
     
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    Doznutz were legendary :cool:
     
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    Do them slower, more controlled, with a longer contraction? I usually drop the weights quite a bit in order to hold 4 second contractions
     
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