My girlfriend started training last year. She’s on an upper/lower split and is making really good progress on all of her lifts except the dumbell bench.
The problem is that jump between the dumbells is too big. She can get a set of 10 with the two 10k bells, but is only good for 2 reps with the 12s. There are no 11k bells.
A work around I’ve come up with (that I’m actually pretty proud of) is to get her doing push ups with her hands up on an aerobics step. The step is raised to standard bench height using those plastic feet that you get to put under them. She can progress this by gradually removing feet so the step gets lower and lower, thus making it more challenging, until she’s good to do push ups from the floor.
I’m wondering if you have any ideas of how to work around the fact the jump between the bells is too big? How would you approach this problem with a client of your own?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.