[quote]Tim Henriques wrote:
Or use the smith… (seriously, it’s not the devil…)
I always preferred DB’s for free-weight stuff, and since you’re posting in the bb forum, I assume you’re not going to do ME work…
So DB’s should be fine…
One question for Mr. Henriques:
“have the racks pretty high” ?
I’d have them just a little lower so that you can keep your shoulders pinned to the bench while un-racking, or am I misunderstanding what you meant here?
Certainly you want to keep your shoulders retracted throughout the entire thing from lift off to the lift itself. But given that position, if the racks are really low then you have to do an awkward press to get the weight off the racks or do a skull crusher with the weight or something like that and that can be problematic.
The racks should be high enough so you can lift it off the rack and rerack easily, you should not have to roll your shoulders forward to do so, but not so low that you start with a significant bend in your elbows. This is assuming the rack is even adjustable. Hope that is more clear.[/quote]
Yeah that makes sense, thank you for the clarification.