When DB shoulder pressing, do you touch your shoulders?

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  1. Mitchj

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    Or go to ear height?
     
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    yes, i go to eat with the center of the db's

    but i was doing that yesterday and one of the personal trainers decided they'd tell me "thats not a proper lift" blah blah
     
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    i bring em about 1-2" off the shoulders, when i do them standing i touch them to my shoulders for some reason though
     
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    shoulders
     
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    I used to go full range on every shoulder exercise until I separated my shoulder doing so.
     
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    Down to my ears. If I bring them any further on each rep, each one of my shoulders pops.
     
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    Shoulders.
     
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    Ears for me.
     
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    ears. awkwardly long forearms ftl
     
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    about 1/2 inch above the shoulders
     
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    I come real close but don't touch. Lower than the ears for sure though.
     
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    This is how I do them. It depends by what you mean by "ear". Is the bottom/middle/top of the DB at ear level?
     
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    [​IMG] is the most recent one I have.

    Abs suck. I never do them.
    Arms are small, too. Working on them extra hard right now.
     
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    depends on the weight... Lighter yes touch shoulders... heavier generally higher.
     
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    I always touch my shoulders on it, doesn't feel like a real rep otherwise.
     
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    it hurts my shoulders if i go for a full touch but about an inch is good for me
     
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    Just below the chin for me
     
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    so what if you have ears of an elf? heh heh for bragging rights do it to shoulder...
     
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