I have a couple questions, the first is about bench pressing.
I can press 170ibs about 5-8 reps depending on how many previous sets i have done and what weights (pyramiding).
I find that my benchpress on an actual bench is much weaker than on a bench press machine.
Could you please tell me why this may be the case and perhaps and exercise or two to incorporate with my freeweight bench that may increase my performance? I assume it is because my stabilizer and assisting muscles are not as developed.
I am currently overweight. I have a history of playing rugby as a prop and doing tae kwon do as well as other sports and activities. Weight lifting in spurts since i was 13(i know, consistency, consistency, consistency)
My question. I would like some advice besides diet and cardio on maximising my calorie burn. I have been hitting the cardio as often as I can and fairly intensly for 30min or 45min spurts (machine tells me i am burning between 550-700 calories per session). What are some particular exercises that are good for burning calories and weight loss.
My workouts usually consist of benchpress, rows, lat pulldowns, tricept pulldowns, military press, barbell curls, I have started doing 21's again as well and as much cardio as i can take. I usually split my workouts between chest and back days, and arm days. My legs are still very strong from my past activities and can press 3 sets of 400ibs x20, x15, x15 without trouble (i would go more but my gym back home only goes up to 400ibs; in university now)
I am not that interested in working my legs as i have to run around campus alot and don't want too much leg discomfort. Will get back into them at a later date. Focus
now is Back, Arms, Cardio and weight loss.