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Old 07-26-2013, 01:50 AM   #721
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I yawn a lot at the gym for some reason, luckily no sneezing.


I might take some video tomorrow at the gym if it's not packed since it's shoulder day. I am a big time clutz and with my luck I'd drop a weight on my phone.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:22 AM   #722
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I yawn a lot at the gym for some reason, luckily no sneezing.


I might take some video tomorrow at the gym if it's not packed since it's shoulder day. I am a big time clutz and with my luck I'd drop a weight on my phone.
I'm with you there. I've had some pretty close calls with my phone almost being demolished by weights and falling on the treadmill and proceeding to fly a few feet back.
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:46 PM   #723
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I'm with you there. I've had some pretty close calls with my phone almost being demolished by weights and falling on the treadmill and proceeding to fly a few feet back.


I dented my HTC One's case a few days after I got it, had it in my pocket and bumped into the handle of a t-bar row. And just last week a 140# dumbbell almost rolled over it.

I did my shoulder workout yesterday didn't have enough room to record, and it wasn't worthy of being recorded either. For shoulder press I got up 100# db's last week for the first time in 7 months, was hoping to do it again this week but I had to drop down to 90s and while that's still a lot I couldn't help but be a bit disappointed.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:38 PM   #724
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I did my shoulder workout yesterday didn't have enough room to record, and it wasn't worthy of being recorded either. For shoulder press I got up 100# db's last week for the first time in 7 months, was hoping to do it again this week but I had to drop down to 90s and while that's still a lot I couldn't help but be a bit disappointed.

Do you find that when you get to a certain weight with Dumbbells, It just doesn't seem worth it anymore?...Sh!t gets so heavy that just getting them up into position is a workout on it's own. I workout alone so this may be why I feel that way. Maybe if I had a partner it would be easier...

I am doing 110lbs incline dumbbell press and just getting those mofo's up into position is task enough.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:03 PM   #725
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Do you find that when you get to a certain weight with Dumbbells, It just doesn't seem worth it anymore?...Sh!t gets so heavy that just getting them up into position is a workout on it's own. I workout alone so this may be why I feel that way. Maybe if I had a partner it would be easier...

I am doing 110lbs incline dumbbell press and just getting those mofo's up into position is task enough.



I think it's worth it, it's more difficult to get them in position and sometimes you can make a painful mistake like I had last week where I started to slip off the bench as I was sitting up. I dropped a 140lber on my right thigh and have a decent sized bruise on it, had to skip working my legs this week because of it. Right now I can do 155s for 3-5 reps with a spotter, I think once you get past the 120-130 range it's more a less about just trying to max out. I can do 3 working sets of 8 with 140s but I have to take a lot of time between sets to do it (5-7 mins) and can't even attempt it on days where I feel a bit tired. My gym has DBs up to 200lbs, I don't even understand how someone could bench them even with a spot, I've picked one up messing around and it's crazy to think someone can bench that.

But I think they really helped me more than a barbell would have, mainly because I was never afraid to try a really heavyweight. There's no fear of being trapped under a bar, just throw them to your sides and you're good. Maybe If I was trying to be a powerlifter I'd feel different, but I think DBs are much better for sculpting your muscles and are pretty much my go to weights for chest/shoulders.

I will say this though, decline bench is really really underrated, I can't go heavy on decline DB bench because I don't have a spotter most of the time but I've seen studies that show decline DB and BB work your chest more than any other chest exercise.

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Old 07-27-2013, 10:15 PM   #726
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I think it's worth it, it's more difficult to get them in position and sometimes you can make a painful mistake like I had last week where I started to slip off the bench as I was sitting up. I dropped a 140lber on my right thigh and have a decent sized bruise on it, had to skip working my legs this week because of it. Right now I can do 155s for 3-5 reps with a spotter, I think once you get past the 120-130 range it's more a less about just trying to max out. I can do 3 working sets of 8 with 140s but I have to take a lot of time between sets to do it (5-7 mins) and can't even attempt it on days where I feel a bit tired. My gym has DBs up to 200lbs, I don't even understand how someone could bench them even with a spot, I've picked one up messing around and it's crazy to think someone can bench that.

But I think they really helped me more than a barbell would have, mainly because I was never afraid to try a really heavyweight. There's no fear of being trapped under a bar, just throw them to your sides and you're good. Maybe If I was trying to be a powerlifter I'd feel different, but I think DBs are much better for sculpting your muscles and are pretty much my go to weights for chest/shoulders.

Right on all points. I won't stop doing dumbbell presses, I just wish I had a partner to hand them to me while I'm in position. Funny thing is I have those same bruises on my legs from them just resting on my thigh. btw...your doing 155's??? Damn!! lol

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I will say this though, decline bench is really really underrated, I can't go heavy on decline DB bench because I don't have a spotter most of the time but I've seen studies that show decline DB and BB work your chest more than any other chest exercise.

For sure! I only starting doing them about a year ago, but they are fantastic for lower chest development. I use a barbell. I would recommend them to anyone.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:06 PM   #727
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Right on all points. I won't stop doing dumbbell presses, I just wish I had a partner to hand them to me while I'm in position. Funny thing is I have those same bruises on my legs from them just resting on my thigh. btw...your doing 155's??? Damn!! lol

LOL, that's part of the fun, you basically get a workout just getting them into position. For 100-130lbs I can pick them off the ground from a seated position, for the 140s and up I have to deadlift them off the ground then sit down. Yeah, I can get 155s for a few reps, only with a spotter though, haven't tried to do them without someone there to make sure I don't crush my face.

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For sure! I only starting doing them about a year ago, but they are fantastic for lower chest development. I use a barbell. I would recommend them to anyone.


Decline is actually great for overall chest development, it recruits more muscle fibers than any other chest workout. I do barbell, but any chance I get to go heavy with a spotter with DBs I jump at the chance. Here's the breakdown -

http://www.medicaladvices.net/Fitnes...s-work-a2.html

Dorian Yates swears by decline as well, and he was/is a monster.

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Old 07-28-2013, 06:17 PM   #728
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88 lbs is the maximum dumbbell in my gym and you guys are talking 140 150 200 f*cking lbs
i guess thats equal with dumbbells in women's gyms in the usa
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:27 PM   #729
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88 lbs is the maximum dumbbell in my gym and you guys are talking 140 150 200 f*cking lbs
i guess thats equal with dumbbells in women's gyms in the usa


LOL, nah most people in my gym stop around 100lbs, I'd say there's a few of us operating in the 120-150lbs range, and then I've yet to see anyone go beyond 160lbs even though there's a guy that reps 160# for sets on incline bench. There's a lot of steroid users and 3 IFBB pros that go to my gym, almost everyone focuses on upper body and neglects squats/deadlifts (I do both).

This was a pic I took to show off my cheap ($1) workout gloves a few months ago before I did my chest workout (140s) -




I used to go to New York Sports Club before this gym, and nobody was lifting the type of weights there that I currently see people throwing around in my new gym. It's pushed me a lot further IMO, I had been stuck with 120 # dbs for a year because NYSC didn't go any higher than that. For the type of weights I lift, I don't look all that big in my opinion especially not compared to some of the people at my gym who have that weird IFBB body with shoulders jutting out.

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Old 07-28-2013, 07:44 PM   #730
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LOL, nah most people in my gym stop around 100lbs, I'd say there's a few of us operating in the 120-150lbs range, and then I've yet to see anyone go beyond 160lbs even though there's a guy that reps 160# for sets on incline bench. There's a lot of steroid users and 3 IFBB pros that go to my gym, almost everyone focuses on upper body and neglects squats/deadlifts (I do both).

This was a pic I took to show off my cheap ($1) workout gloves a few months ago before I did my chest workout (140s) -




I used to go to New York Sports Club before this gym, and nobody was lifting the type of weights there that I currently see people throwing around in my new gym. It's pushed me a lot further IMO, I had been stuck with 120 # dbs for a year because NYSC didn't go any higher than that. For the type of weights I lift, I don't look all that big in my opinion especially not compared to some of the people at my gym who have that weird IFBB body with shoulders jutting out.
well isnt that because you are natural and those guys are on juice?
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:57 PM   #731
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well isnt that because you are natural and those guys are on juice?


Good point, I also have really long arms and large bones (8" wrists) which makes it harder for my arms to look bulky which is my weak point.

Completely unrelated, this guy at my gym was using gardener gloves -

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Old 07-29-2013, 05:45 AM   #732
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I still honestly don't understand the use of gloves. All the ones I've used just make me lose feel for the bar (similar to using thick-soled shoes for basketball) and they don't help with letting the bar stay on my hands. :/ That plus going barehand always allows me to grip harder.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:57 AM   #733
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Started stronglifts5x5 today...a bit of an ego check in the beginning starting out with small weights but I'm sure it will get heavy quick.

Squats 5x5: 20kg
Bench 5x5: 20 kg
Barbell Row 5x5: 30kg
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:57 AM   #734
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I didn't wear gloves for the longest time. But had to buy a pair cause of the nasty callus' on my hands. I bought a pair of Nike weight lifting gloves, they were expensive but well worth it imo. Comfy and they don't compromise my grip.
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Started stronglifts5x5 today...a bit of an ego check in the beginning starting out with small weights but I'm sure it will get heavy quick.

Squats 5x5: 20kg
Bench 5x5: 20 kg
Barbell Row 5x5: 30kg

Good job bro!

Try not to worry too much about the weight your using, and focus on form. The weight will progress.
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