Just joined T-Nation--- Hello all !
Have been a long time lifter--- high school and college sports.
Within past year, have begun to focus on powerlifting.
My numbers arent great, but having fun...
I lift by myself in our barn
I really struggle getting heavier DB in position to do DB bench.
Once in position, I'm fine.
Here is what has worked best so far
Bring DB to rest on my knees while I'm in sitting position, then lay back as I bring DB to chest.
Works great for lighter weight, but not heavy
And to avoid the 'use lighter weight' comment, when I did DB bench this week, I used 100#. Then did sets of 15 once in place. I would like to avoid dropping down in weight and have to increase reps. And I'm doing DB bench after flat bench-- when I tried doing DB bench prior to flat bench, I still struggled gettting weight in place.
I know a spotter is ideal, but wont happen for me.
Any equipment ideas? Maybe I'm just out of luck
Thanks in advance for any ideas