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Incline DB Press Starting Position


#1
 Is there some kind of a trick to gettin' those damned things into position?  Do I just need a spotter?

I got 'stuck' using the 50's tonight, and that was just stupid. :-/


#2

When i do incline i usually face forward and then pop my knees back and try putting the weights up but in order to actually get a good workout you should have someone help you bring the weights up on the first rep and then begin it makes it so you can do a lot more weight.


#3

Yeah. I figured as much. I was hoping for some kind of brilliant idea .. like some way to use basic gym equipment to create a "rack" for the weights.

I could not believe how difficult even the 60s were to get up. I would've asked for help from some random person, but I can't imagine anyone being kind enough to help me place the weights into position 10 times with 45 seconds rest inbetween sets. I need a friggin' work out partner. :slight_smile:

Grumble; maybe I'll just do flat presses with DB's. :wink: I've seen people get into pressing position with those, using heavier weights, relatively easily.


#4

watch how ronnie coleman does it, his knees touch the whole time on the way up, yeah buddy, yo yo yo


#5

I just sit up with the DBs on my quads, then lie down while putting the DBs in position. Never had any problems with it, I do this with flat bench as well.


#6

Hm. After looking at videos online, I think I had my bench's incline set way high which made it a shitload more difficult.

I'll give this another shot next friday.


#7

Cheat hammer culs get them up (30kg) for me, ant heavier I have to get spotters to pass them.


#8

Too high = Delt workout


#9

oh on a side noted thread hijack, when doing inclines should i try to get a similar setup to when doing flat? ie getting the arch and squeezing shoulderblades, or should i try to pin my whole back to the bench

when i do the arch my chest allmost goes liek a flat bench (but when im flat bench i can get it more decline w my arch)


#10

I always put the weight on my lower quad and then as I lay back I "kick" up the weight onto my upper chest and get the first half rep in. From there I can do the set normally, it's just that first half rep that usually is tough without using this method.


#11

I use my legs to pop the weight up to shoulder height, then lean back.


#12

I do kind of a standing hammer cheat curl so they are resting on my shoulders, then sit down, pull my scapula together, then lean back and pop them up at the same time.