I am age 45, height 6ft 2inch, and have been lifting since ~2 years (with no previous experience…). Also pretty new to T-Nation.
Currents stats include:
Weight~196lb (down from 210 about a month ago)
Example current weights:
Incline dumbell press ~80lb each hand
Bench press ~242lb
Lat pull down ~220lb
Cable row ~240lb
Barbel curl ~120lb
Lying triceps ext.~100lb
Leg press ~ 500lb
My questions are:
(a) my favourite chest exercise is incline dumbell press. However, after doing my 5x 8-10reps, I cannot do so much on either a flat barbell bench press or dumbell press. And vice-versa.
In order to develop in the best way, what is the recommended sequence, or should I just alternate?
(b) I don’t know about others, but it is a bit of a challenge to get the dumbells up in the air and in position, even when trying to launch them with my knees. Does any one have any good tips on ‘getting them up’?
Thanks for any help!