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... do any of you guys workout alone without a spotter? ... (11 replies)
... I never use a spotter and chest is really the only thing I'd need one on so I do them with dumbells and can easily go to failure without a spotter. ... (11 replies)
Max Bench Press
Oct 12, 2009
... This is a bit overly cautious. You should never try your MAX without a spotter, but you can lift by yourself as long as it is 70 percent max and under. ... (4 replies)

... I don't know what you weigh, and I don't know how well you really handle 63.4 Ilbs now, but tossing the bar around to get into poition to bench press is NOT safe at all without a spotter. ... (2 replies)
Max Bench Press
Sep 30, 2009
... Under no circumstances should you bench press without a spotter. Check the news accounts it could severely injure or kill you. ... (4 replies)
... I work out at home and never have a spotter. You dont really need to go failure. Just do reps until you know you can only do one more then just do that last one and put it up on the rack. ... (11 replies)
... If I don't have a spotter, ask someone else who's working out to spot you (when it looks like they're free/resting, not while they're in the middle of doing something). Most people will be willing. No one's ever said 'no' to me. (11 replies)
... Same here. But if you simply don't have anyone around, dumbells are safer since all you have to do is guide them away from your body/head and let them drop (though still good to have a spotter if someone's around, just in case failure excludes the possibility of moving the dumbells to a safe distance). (11 replies)
... mbbell presses but as the weight is steadily progressing i am worried i will get to the point where i can no longer lift the dumbbells off the ground to get into press form. i mean eventually you will have no choice but to use the barbell when you get into really really heavy weights right? ... (11 replies)
... work with what you have. However, when you get into heavier weights, safety will be more important, particularly in regards to the rack and eventually using a spotter. I don't know what you have at your disposal, but tables or stools on either side of your head might mimmick a rack for now, but a proper rack is safer. ... (2 replies)
... in the same position as jaalfer working out at home. So I do the same thing when working with the barbell. Never to failure. Did that one time and nearly had a serious accident. Never again. However with dumbbells, I can do these to failure. ... (11 replies)
... I never really went to failure when I went for strength believe it or not. I did 5 sets of 10 with 275, the next month it was 5 sets of 10 with 315. try a different rep scheme to stimulate a little bit. Well, I guess the 5th set would be to failure, but you know what I mean. ... (11 replies)
... I never really went to failure when I went for strength believe it or not. I did 5 sets of 10 with 275, the next month it was 5 sets of 10 with 315. try a different rep scheme to stiulate a little bit. ... (11 replies)
... for. Part of the point of using dumbells is to strengthen all the stabilizers at the same pace as larger muscle groups, which I think is very beneficial. There's a guy at my gym that will put up the 120 lb dumbells all day. It's sick... and awesome. ... (11 replies)
... Incorporate Dips into your workout as well. Huge benching power from those. talk to ya later (11 replies)
... My BF told me to use the Smith machine for doing presses, b/c I was doing DB presses and it was getting to the point where I couldn't safely do the weights by myself anymore. Maybe the Smith machine is something to consider? (11 replies)
... I agree with both of the above. I do all my presses with dumbells, incline, decline, flat. The reason why is that I can more effectively max out without the use of a spotter which you can't really do using a barbell. Keep in mind you'll be lifting less weight using dumbells. ... (5 replies)
... o my chest routine almost exclusively with dumbells, rarely use barbell or any type of machine. Plus with dumbells it's easier to get away with going to failure without the use of a spotter. ... (12 replies)
... ng extremely hard for slow gains wasnt worth it to them... I think they thought that 3 months of pretty intense workouts would make them ripped. So now I am left without a spotter, but I didnt let this bring me down, I just adapted to the situation and it is turning out better than I ever expected. ... (3 replies)
... People that refuse to be spotted hurt themselves because they are morons and think they can go to failure on bench press, squat, etc without someone being there just in case. It is certain exercises like that where going to failure without a spotter is just purely idiotic. ... (3 replies)




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