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    Question about Bench Pressing






    ey i was wondering, ive been bench pressing on the floor lol, since my bench pressing thing i dont really know whats it called but its the thing that supports the bar and i would just lie on it and pick up the bar and then set it back up there, but since that shit fell apart, ive been bench pressing on the floor i just grab the bar while im laying down and pick it up and put it to my chest then start bench pressing, is that bad for me in anyway, or is it just as effecitive or doesnt matter at all....??

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    you are missing the pressing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vieope
    you are missing the pressing

    i dont understand, what do u mean..

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    This is called a floor press. It isn't 'bad' but it won't give you all the benefits of a full ROM in the bench press. It depends more on your goals than anything else, really. Are you benching to try to get your triceps big or to increase your total strength? Are you doing it because everyone else does or because you feel it's an important exercise in many respects? Different answers will affect the answer to your question differently, so tell us your goals and we can probably give you more direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el_violento
    i dont understand, what do u mean..
    Can you touch the bar in your chest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vieope
    Can you touch the bar in your chest?
    yes i can, and i do it because i want to add more definition to my chest, i want it detailed

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    Quote Originally Posted by el_violento
    yes i can, and i do it because i want to add more definition to my chest, i want it detailed
    How can you do that?

    Detailed? Worry more about diet than exercises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vieope
    How can you do that?

    Detailed? Worry more about diet than exercises.
    i am im on a cutting diet.. and i can touch the bar with my chest if i tried but not as easy as i could with the bench pressing equipment

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    You can always do dips - they work pretty much the same musculature as the bench press.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squaggleboggin
    You can always do dips - they work pretty much the same musculature as the bench press.
    what are dips, i dont really lift weights much just shadow boxing with some dumbells and thats it but never lift weights rarely do anyway, what are dips lol

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    It is taking too long, probalby Squag there doesnt know as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vieope
    It is taking too long, probalby Squag there doesnt know as well.
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    Anyways, here's a dip: http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/Pect...sChestDip.html

    And don't think you need special equipment either. You can do them between two chairs if you want to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squaggleboggin
    Marry me, bunny.

    Anyways, here's a dip: http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/Pect...sChestDip.html

    And don't think you need special equipment either. You can do them between two chairs if you want to.
    thank you very much i'll try doing does for a few weeks and check out the resluts..

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    how is that possible, how could u bring the bar all the way down if ur on the ground?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontsurfonmytur
    how is that possible, how could u bring the bar all the way down if ur on the ground?
    i grab the bar by its far ends...

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    Quote Originally Posted by el_violento
    i grab the bar by its far ends...
    That doesn't change the fact that the plates will hit the ground before the bar reaches your chest on a floor press.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fufu
    That doesn't change the fact that the plates will hit the ground before the bar reaches your chest on a floor press.
    my chest aint that small lol deal with it, its not easy to make it touch my chest but i can manage to do that although i never do it... the bar touches my chest deal with it

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    if ure doing floor press u cant hit ure chest no matter what...floor presses are in my routine as part of my second chest workout of the week which i devote to explosiveness thats what they are for ull see different types of athletes doing this exercise..
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    you can if all you can manage to press is the bar

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    You could lay on some full body pillows to jack your self up a bit and that will increase your range of motion for that exercise. My concerns for you are screwing up the rotators getting the bar into position.

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    Benches cost nothing these days. My first bench wasn't all that nifty and it cost around $300.00

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    Touching the bar to your chest must be like licking your elbow. Its supposed to be impossible but some wierdo somewhere can do it. Congrats wierdo.
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