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Random health and exercise thoughts

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.

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  1. TWorksheets

    TWorksheets Senior Member

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    I was doing it at around a 30 degree incline. I'll give it one more shot with a less severe angle. Thanks


    For chest I'm currently doing:

    Bench Press - 3 x 5
    Incline Dumbbell Bench Press - 4 x 8
    Dumbbell Shoulder Press - 3 x 8

    If I take out the incline db should I swap in another exercise like incline push ups or something?
     
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    If anything i'd say bro benching makes you use your pecs more. Learning to bench like a powerlifter isn't the best thing for pec growth. Benching wide as fuck with flared elbows and lowering it to the top of your chest is.
     


  3. gettoasty

    gettoasty Stylish Dinosaur

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    You need o stretch your rotator cuffs first...I remember a vid someone posted before when I was on SPBR. It is like 3 continuous stretch exercise targeting the shoulder and rotator cuff, 3 sets, 25 reps per exercise

    Perhaps I find it on my computer later
     


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    http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/training/benching-with-the-pecs.html

    if you're haphazardly pressing the bar off your chest, you may not be getting as much chest as you need to be.

    i don't think it has so much to do with your setup

    i wouldn't worry about adding in an incline exercise; i've gone a year+ without anything incline and had no issues with benching or aesthetics or anything. i'd drop the incline or just go flat, no matter.


    guillotines are awkward as fuck; i did them for the longest time but i don't think i'd go back to them. great way to fuck your shoulders if you use full ROM; i would do them at the height of a pin press, about 6" off the chest and just not pause at the bottom.
     


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    Lotta bad advice on this page..
     


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    DO TELL
     


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    Missed on 285lb bench today. Started to stall about 4 inches off my chest, then the spotter touched the bar with his pointer fingers, i was able to keep it moving and lock it out. He said he didn't help, but I'm still not counting it. Pretty frustrating as I told him to only help if I completely stall out and start dropping the bar. Gonna give it a shot again next week.
     


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    I'm gonna start on creatine again, gonna start back on my vitamins/fish oil too. Been sick for a while and hoping it'll help, plus I never should've went off that shit.
     


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    gettoasty Stylish Dinosaur

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    Found the videos, can try this TW Also, despise jarude's experience, not sure why you would want to drop the incline if it was specifically setup as part of the workout program, SPBR right? I currently rotate between bench then incline every other chest day. Wednesday could be something like 3 x 5 Incline 4 x 8 Bench 3 x 8 Shoulder press 3 x 10 Tricep pull down 3 x 10 abs then Monday would be the opposite 3 x 5 bench (dumb bell if you want) 4 x 8 incline (dumb bell if you want) etc.
     
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    Do people really get something out of workouts this short?
     


  11. gettoasty

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    According to IA

    FWIW I have been adding weights every week and currently stalling a bit on 165 bench. I did not try going back to squats since I feel like my form is terrible now. Will revisit perhaps tomorrow. DL is at 205lb, trying to get back to 225 when I first stopped last year. I weighed in @ 152 yesterday afternoon.
     
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    Huh, interesting. I can't imagine doing a workout that takes less than an hour and getting much out of it.
     


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    You aren't a Rippetoe fan I am guessing
     


  14. Khayembii Communique

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    I take less than an hour to lift. Then again I never do warm up sets.
     


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    Rambo Stylish Dinosaur

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    short? that's 16 working sets. not including warmup.
     


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