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    Ok I have been back working out for 6 months now. The problem is that I'm getting strong on my Db work......so strong that its becoming a bitch to use Db's on pressing and Db incline. I'm sick of hoisting up 100lb Db's for seated shoulder presses and now that my chest is healed ( I hope) I have no idea how I am going to lift up 130lbs plus Db's for Incline Db presses.

    So geniuses what the hell can I do????
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    start using barbells?


    If you are honestly that strong on DB presses is there any real need to keep increasing the weight? All I see is that it opens you up to more risk of injury.
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    yeah, how about lowering the weight and doing more reps or like pfunk suggested, use bbells. Or maybe, just maybe you could use machines.
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    Or have a spotter hand you the DBs. I've seen folks do it this way. It's just like having a rack for your BB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P-funk
    start using barbells?


    If you are honestly that strong on DB presses is there any real need to keep increasing the weight? All I see is that it opens you up to more risk of injury.
    I use both, and would like to keep some Db work in my routine.....but I might just have to drop it for now, or until I get some obedient slaves to pick up my weights for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bludevil
    yeah, how about lowering the weight and doing more reps or like pfunk suggested, use bbells. Or maybe, just maybe you could use machines.
    I was planing to jump from sets of 6 reps to sets of 12 reps for now . A temporary solution but it might buy me another few months.
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    if you can bench 8000 lbs raw you should have no problem hoisting up lil 130 lbs db's
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    Quote Originally Posted by WantItBad
    if you can bench 8000 lbs raw you should have no problem hoisting up lil 130 lbs db's
    Sorry that was a typo....I ment to say 1300lb Db's
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    well than i can see the problem maybe find a crain er something
    "Strength is the product of struggle"

    "Your greatest challenge isn't another person. Its the burning in your lungs and the burning in your legs, its the voice in your head screaming STOP you cant do anymore. But you dont listen. You push harder and you start to hear a the whisper of YOU CAN. You realize you are not the person you thought you were is no match for the person you are."

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    crane*?
    "Strength is the product of struggle"

    "Your greatest challenge isn't another person. Its the burning in your lungs and the burning in your legs, its the voice in your head screaming STOP you cant do anymore. But you dont listen. You push harder and you start to hear a the whisper of YOU CAN. You realize you are not the person you thought you were is no match for the person you are."

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    Two thoughts come to mind.

    #1: How do you hoist DB's? I stand at the end of the bench I'm going to be using with the DB's hanging in front of my knees. I then sit down on the bench so the DB's are resting on my knees. I then raise one leg at a time to hoist the DB's up to my shoulders.

    #2: DB flyes to pre-exhaust
    Barbell Bench for heavy work
    DB Bench as a finishing move (Your pecs will already be tired so you won't need/be able to use as much weight.)
    Rules? You mean we have RULES for that???

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    Thats a great post I was wondering where to get those, I read about them months ago on another thread but couldn't find it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForemanRules
    Ok I have been back working out for 6 months now. The problem is that I'm getting strong on my Db work......so strong that its becoming a bitch to use Db's on pressing and Db incline. I'm sick of hoisting up 100lb Db's for seated shoulder presses and now that my chest is healed ( I hope) I have no idea how I am going to lift up 130lbs plus Db's for Incline Db presses.

    So geniuses what the hell can I do????

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    yes, be patient
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALBOB
    Two thoughts come to mind.

    #1: How do you hoist DB's? I stand at the end of the bench I'm going to be using with the DB's hanging in front of my knees. I then sit down on the bench so the DB's are resting on my knees. I then raise one leg at a time to hoist the DB's up to my shoulders.

    #2: DB flyes to pre-exhaust
    Barbell Bench for heavy work
    DB Bench as a finishing move (Your pecs will already be tired so you won't need/be able to use as much weight.)
    Interesting... You asked "How do you hoist DB's?" yet used the word 'hoist' in your explanation of what you do... Interesting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squaggleboggin
    Interesting... You asked "How do you hoist DB's?" yet used the word 'hoist' in your explanation of what you do... Interesting...
    His question was "how do YOU hoist dumbells" asking foreman how he does it and he then proceeded to explain his technique in "hoisting" dumbells...

    ALBOB: foreman doesn't have a problem with the way he gets the dumbells over him...obviously he's no newb...it's just a couple of HEAVY ass dumbells..I have the same problem when I go to do arnold presses...I'm using less weight than foreman, but it's hard getting under 70's for me sitting straight up.

    FOREMAN: p-funk has a point...maybe you should either use a barbell or lighter weights for more reps...I've always been under the impression that the barbell puts ur shoulders in more of a bind than ur chest....so if u are healed up then give it a shot and keep the load light for a few weeks and see how you feel. BTW, I'm assuming u suffered from a torn pectorial? Did you have to have surgery?
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    No gym for home, work out floor with 30, but is it for 20 like 30 lb when you no lift it to be for men, for 30 lbs instead? or half is 10 for 20 pounds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PWGriffin
    ALBOB: foreman doesn't have a problem with the way he gets the dumbells over him
    Hmmmmm......guess I misread the following statement. (I use 125's for inclines)

    Quote Originally Posted by ForemanRules
    I have no idea how I am going to lift up 130lbs plus Db's for Incline Db presses.
    Rules? You mean we have RULES for that???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALBOB
    (I use 125's for inclines)
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    No gym for home, work out floor with 30, but is it for 20 like 30 lb when you no lift it to be for men, for 30 lbs instead? or half is 10 for 20 pounds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForemanRules
    Ok I have been back working out for 6 months now. The problem is that I'm getting strong on my Db work......so strong that its becoming a bitch to use Db's on pressing and Db incline. I'm sick of hoisting up 100lb Db's for seated shoulder presses and now that my chest is healed ( I hope) I have no idea how I am going to lift up 130lbs plus Db's for Incline Db presses.

    So geniuses what the hell can I do????
    take creatine, it will help u lift those up
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    But, I've been with girls that had saggy chests and boring butts and they still had no personality. Those girls are usually really bitter. I think they realize they are useless.

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    one thing I have to do as a home gymer because I'm limited to the size of the dumbells I have (only up to 100's until xmas) is to do my heavy work in the 4-6 rep range with my barbells and then hop to DB work if I really want to get it in that week. You are getting in that range where it just isn't safe to have them over your head too. If you are off your game just a little you can really screw your shoulders, even if it's just a little wobble on the way down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-funk
    start using barbells?


    If you are honestly that strong on DB presses is there any real need to keep increasing the weight? All I see is that it opens you up to more risk of injury.

    I agree. I've never reached 100 pound shoulder presses, but when I reached 70 pound shoulder presses I ended up with a shoulder injury.

    How much do you weigh? To have an injury and come back hitting that much weight within 6 months seems like drastic gains and you may want to slow down before you injure something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PWGriffin
    His question was "how do YOU hoist dumbells" asking foreman how he does it and he then proceeded to explain his technique in "hoisting" dumbells...

    ALBOB: foreman doesn't have a problem with the way he gets the dumbells over him...obviously he's no newb...it's just a couple of HEAVY ass dumbells..I have the same problem when I go to do arnold presses...I'm using less weight than foreman, but it's hard getting under 70's for me sitting straight up.

    FOREMAN: p-funk has a point...maybe you should either use a barbell or lighter weights for more reps...I've always been under the impression that the barbell puts ur shoulders in more of a bind than ur chest....so if u are healed up then give it a shot and keep the load light for a few weeks and see how you feel. BTW, I'm assuming u suffered from a torn pectorial? Did you have to have surgery?
    I see. I assumed he meant, "How does one hoist DBs?" because most people say 'you' instead of 'one.' I need help...
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    I really don't see the need to keep increasing the weight. Try sticking with a weight you feel comfortable with and mix up the tempo's and RI's.

    Like say you take 100 pound dumbells. Instead of doing the usual 1-0-1 (constant) tempo, do something like a 2-3-1. If you don't know what that means, then it's 2 count eccentric, 3 count pause, and 1 count concentric. Also, try setting RI's at 30 seconds or even less and give your muscles the shock of their life. Learn to mix it up. It's the form, not the weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-funk
    start using barbells?


    If you are honestly that strong on DB presses is there any real need to keep increasing the weight? All I see is that it opens you up to more risk of injury.
    I did on 12/12 for chest, did BB incline and it felt good on my joints. I went up to 315 for 2 reps, didnt think I could do that, I guess the Db work improved my strength.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myCATpowerlifts
    Weren't pics coming soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDyl
    WHERE ARE THEY!?!?!
    WE WANT PICKS
    Quote Originally Posted by Luke8395

    But, I've been with girls that had saggy chests and boring butts and they still had no personality. Those girls are usually really bitter. I think they realize they are useless.

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