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Cluster Method Alone


#1

Hi, I was wondering if anyone here tried the cluster training method but alone (without spotter). Because I bought the dvd some time ago and I wanted to give it a try but I think that it could be OK for some movements such as Deadlift, bent-over row, barbell curl and so on...but what about bench press?

Did you replace it by smith machine bench press?

Thanks.


#2

dont use smith machine bench press, its just not the same thing and you wont benefit from it as much. you will most likely need a spotter to do cluster for bench unless you drop the weight 5% so i suggest trying to find yourself a good workout partner

pat


#3

Power Racks are beautiful things


#4

Any suggestions for replacing bench press?

What kind of chest exercise could I use with cluster method?

Thanks.


#5

mayeb you could try dumbells and rest with them on your knees?


#6

ok, yah. Maybe that would be a great idea since I'll push less heavy than bench press. Also, it looks like it is safier.