Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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    my JM is wayyy under my bench. depends on "what" jm form you use, the tate way has you dropping your elbows way low and doing more of a bench press whereas jm form has you keeping your elbows high. i like the jm way, you can really feel it in the tri's near the elbows. i feel like its helped my lockout as i can really feel where i have to drive through the sticking point when i do the jm. give them a go, i'll probably never do a skullcrusher again.
     


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    why?
     


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    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    JM: ~30% of bench
    CG: ~75% of bench
    GP: ~85% of bench

    Not exact but somewhere around there

    And Tate press: ~50% of bench
     


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    I actually just tried JM Presses for the first time a couple of days ago. Totally agreed on them blasting your triceps. I like the cue of only lowering the bar until your forearms hit your biceps.

    I squatted for the first time in months this afternoon. Lower weight, but I went deep and paused on each rep. Was very happy to complete everything without a hint of lower back pain. I'm finding rolling my glutes over a tennis ball before and after lifting really helps alleviate any tightness.
     


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    Guillotine press seems like a great way to fuck up your shoulders. Enjoy.
     


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    How so? I know quite a few people use GP specifically because it isn't as tough on their shoulders as the flat bench is.
     


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    Never understood why people do them, just looks very uncomfortable. If you want upper pac development do incline press.

    Yeah JM press is supposed to be pretty low weight I think, tate does like 225lb on it.
     


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    Yeah cause Tate doesn't do them correctly.

    But that's cool because I do JM presses like Tate does because actual JM presses for prolonged periods hurt my wrists too much.
     


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    I will not answer questions in this thread that require research to be done on the individuals behalf.
     
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    I'm familiar with guillotine presses and have heard a lot of people say they prefer them over the flat bench precisely because it's easier on their shoulders. I was just curious as to why you disagreed with that.
     


  12. mrchariybrown

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    Correct.


    Wrong.

    Normal benching is actually a easier way to fuck up your shoulders.

    Guillotine presses, when done right, focuses on transverse flexion/extension. And involves less flexion/extension and medial/lateral rotation which cause the majority of shoulder injuries in lifters.
     


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    Oh, the irony.
     


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    It's not like this thread was made for discussing health and exercise stuff anyway.
     


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    Just checked out that JM press. What's the advantage of that vs. a tri ext? Or a close grip bench? What am I missing?
     


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