Just as DJS said… Also, once you have them on your knees you can use your legs to kick the weights up one after the other.
When you say kick the weights up, do you mean kick them to your chest or kick them up to the lock out position. In other words does the 1st rep start from your chest or lockout?
Don’t kick off at all, since you’d have to kick each side up individually it might affect your position on the bench, and every little thing matters when getting into the 3-5 rep range with dummbbells.
Also if you do this you won’t be able to retract both shoulder blades simultaneously (as easily) to give yourself a good base to push from.
You kick them up and then you lie down. How is this going to affect your positioning?
As I said in my post in the part you chose not to quote, it’s better to have people hand you the DB’s so that you can lie down and ready yourself before taking the weight…
But if you don’t have spotters and you need to get 160+ lbs per hand up, well, how do you propose that is done then?
come on man
i doubt most the people in a typical gym can even pick up a 160 pound dumbell off the rack, let alone place it in your hand lol.[/quote]
That’s why it’s more fun training at gyms where people actually lift
Anyway, the number doesn’t matter.
If the DB’s are heavy relative to your strength level and provided that you aren’t a beginner still who lifts weights so light that you can just high-pull them up or something and you have no spotters and want to do shoulder or flat or incline presses…