Originally Posted by mizanation
LA Guy, how come your bench is so much heavier than your dumbell bench press? I know it's supposed to be heavier, but yours is a ton heavier, no? maybe because 225 is a max weight, not for reps?
225 is my max. 3 reps, usually. 5 reps, max, and I wouldn't do that without a spotter.
I don't need a spotter when I am doing my dumbbell presses, ever. And I do the dumbbell presses a max of 10 minutes after my cardio, which, these days is sprints and intervals, so that draws the weight down. I'll do 90 lb dumbbell presses (3x8 reps) sometimes if I haven't been running beforehand (which is pretty much never) and never need a spot for that either.