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    I know I've seen questions about respectable Bench BUT what bout Dumbell Presses?

    How much weight do you guys consider good when doing Flat and Inclide Dumbell Presses?

    And when you say the weight are you talking atleast 6-8 reps or only getting like 3 or 4??

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    i consider respectable anything over what i can do for 6 reps. my gym stops at 125's and i get them for at least 6 on my last set of flat and inclind, so im sure fresh i could get higher but my gym dont go higher then the 125's

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    I was talking about this in the chat room, my flat bench dumbell press blows compared to my flatbench barbell..

    I don't use less then 120's 8-10 reps on the dumbell flatbench, and never less then 110's for 8-10 reps on the incline, usually by my 3-4th set, i have a guy help me up with the first rep then i just pump out at the least 8 good ones.. I know its very uninteresting, i was mentioning this in the chat room, but i am so much stronger on barbell its silly.. My buddy does incline FLYS with 100lbs dumbells, doesnt' say much now does it..lol...

    Its a stricter movement, to steady the dumbells, and a bud of mine was looking at my form, and he said that i press over my head for incline presses, and i should be pressing out - this is hard to explain.. Ah it takes time, but I like them alot

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    Last time I tried which was two weeks ago...I got 150's for 6 reps.......

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    i love watchin guys who can put up serious dumbbells....prolly cuz i can't. My normal for 8 reps on the 4th set are the 45's...gettin anything up off my knees is **** near impossible

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    Quote Originally Posted by monster.
    I was talking about this in the chat room, my flat bench dumbell press blows compared to my flatbench barbell..
    125 for 4 but barbell bench is only 265 x4. i badly suck on barbell...

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    I'd say anything around the 120s and above is respectable...and somewhat impressive.

    that being said, the highest I've gone is 95s for 8.

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    My flat bench barbell workout i think is a stronger point, but not that much far off compared to the dumbell movements.. The hardest thing i had to work on as far as dumbell pressing was popping the dumbells up.. I say you gotta have strong front delts to pop those biatches up.. I don't steady one up, and then have someone hand it to me.. I'm sure i could go a lil heavier, with that method, but i havn't as of yet.. I found if on flatbench have both dumbells on your knees, and lean your whole body back knees and all you will roll the dumbells into position, it takes a few tries to steady yourself on the bench, but that seems to do the trick when you start to go heavy... LOL...incline presses, i can't even explain how i pop those up, same idea, but i'm not sitting on the bench, i lean back sit down and pop them up to my delts in one movement..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kc
    i love watchin guys who can put up serious dumbbells....prolly cuz i can't. My normal for 8 reps on the 4th set are the 45's...gettin anything up off my knees is **** near impossible
    Impressive KC

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    Quote Originally Posted by mass junkie
    Impressive KC

    when i can toss up the 60's i'll agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by kc
    when i can toss up the 60's i'll agree
    impressive still, as most girls I see around (save maybe 2 that I know) are still using the little silver (under 10lb) weights for chest press...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cb25
    impressive still, as most girls I see around (save maybe 2 that I know) are still using the little silver (under 10lb) weights for chest press...
    strength comes easy for me until i reach the 45's....i always get stuck there. it's probably a mental thing and i should get a spotter to help but i'm too **** stubborn

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    Quote Originally Posted by kc
    strength comes easy for me until i reach the 45's....i always get stuck there. it's probably a mental thing and i should get a spotter to help but i'm too **** stubborn
    i actually know what you mean...my ex used to be the same way just grab somebody for your last set and really push yourself...you'll be pushing 60s in no time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cb25
    i actually know what you mean...my ex used to be the same way just grab somebody for your last set and really push yourself...you'll be pushing 60s in no time!
    you're right....gimme about 4 weeks to hit my plateau again and i'll hafta do somethin for sure. I'm tryin to work on my bench goal of 150...maybe then the 60's won't be so tuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by kc
    you're right....gimme about 4 weeks to hit my plateau again and i'll hafta do somethin for sure. I'm tryin to work on my bench goal of 150...maybe then the 60's won't be so tuff
    there you go!! you'll get there kc... but you gotta come back and tell us when you hit that goal!

    and i should really start taking my own advice...i've been stuck on 80s for a bit...****...maybe i'll work on it as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by cb25
    there you go!! you'll get there kc... but you gotta come back and tell us when you hit that goal!

    and i should really start taking my own advice...i've been stuck on 80s for a bit...****...maybe i'll work on it as well

    i'm here to stay...if i'm not bs'ing i'm learnin

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    125 here.........150 there.............impressive guys!!!!!...........we definlity got some strong men here.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danielle
    125 here.........150 there.............impressive guys!!!!!...........we definlity got some strong men here.........
    Thats cuz we try to get with beautiful women like you

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    When I was doing dumbells for flat I was doing 125 for 6-8. However since i swtiched back the barbell it has gone down. With the bar I am benching 295 for 2 or 3, yet I can only press 100's right now on dumbells for 6-8. Oh well in march I will be switching back to dumbells so hopefully ill be back up there in time. by the way I weight about 165-170 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mass junkie
    Thats cuz we try to get with beautiful women like you
    awwwwww.............. ......ur a sweetie

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    I am so impressed by some of the girls I see lifting. This one girl who was 18 at my gym was repping 135 with the bar. I thought that was real impressive. 45's on dumbells for a girl is extremely impressive. Some guys i know really really struggle with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mass junkie
    Thats cuz I am a beautiful woman like you
    Ok i had my doubts but this is evidence enough!!!!!

    bawahahhhahahahhahaahhaaha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by monster.
    Ok i had my doubts but this is evidence enough!!!!!

    bawahahhhahahahhahaahhaaha...
    lmao......when you least expect it Ill get ya back

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    lol...j/k bro...haha..that was a pretty good one, i didn't think it would work though

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    Quote Originally Posted by mass junkie
    lmao......when you least expect it Ill get ya back
    no kidding! lmao!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kc
    i'm here to stay...if i'm not bs'ing i'm learnin
    Ain't that the truth.... kc, I'll get ya past your plateau, even if I have to move up there for a few months.

    Well I used to toss up the 180 on dumbell press and 120's on incline.... but the gym I'm at now only goes up to 120's. SO I do burnouts... that or explode on my positive lift and go extremely slow on my negatives.

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    [QUOTE=BIG TEXAN]Ain't that the truth.... kc, I'll get ya past your plateau, even if I have to move up there for a few months.
    QUOTE]


    trouble trouble trouble

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    Quote Originally Posted by kc

    trouble trouble trouble
    See.... you think "trouble, trouble, trouble" I think fun, fun, fun.

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    I havent done flat in a while, started with incline two weeks ago and I went up to 105s and did 15 then 115s and got 8. It was so hard to get it off of my legs up to my chest. There is no way I could do it with out a spotter

    -MS

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    Weight is relative i say 140% of your body weight or more is impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrashRoute
    Weight is relative i say 140% of your body weight or more is impressive.
    so true, so ill include my body weight, im 178 give or take a few depending on the time of day, i rep 125's for my last set of chest work out after doing barbells and all for 6-8. and my max for flat bench is 345. thats almost double my body weight.

    and yes i do it all to help me get the pretty ladies lol... to bad thats usually not what there looking for at all hahahahahah.....

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    last week i hit 110's for 8. made me happy that was incline too.

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    120 for 8' reps on incline every week killer excersise.

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    150's for 6

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    140's for flat@6-10reps, and 110's for inc. @6-10 reps

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    I do 6-8 rep range of probably 60lb dumbells....i have to be damm careful cause of the SHOULDER THOUGH!!! grr.....

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    the most i did was 85 for 6 dam i feel like a weak biatch..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElliotNess
    the most i did was 85 for 6 dam i feel like a weak biatch..
    thats cuz you are...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sparkle
    ...It was so hard to get it off of my legs up to my chest. There is no way I could do it with out a spotter-MS
    No kidding! That's where I have my problems. Just getting them up is the problem...then trying to not drop them hard at the end of the last set is the next challenge. I like trying to lift as heavy as possible...but dang I have problems here with heavy dbells. I don't know how in the hel! you guys get dbells that heavy off of your knees!!??

    peace,

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    Quote Originally Posted by tryingtogetbig
    No kidding! That's where I have my problems. Just getting them up is the problem...then trying to not drop them hard at the end of the last set is the next challenge. I like trying to lift as heavy as possible...but dang I have problems here with heavy dbells. I don't know how in the hel! you guys get dbells that heavy off of your knees!!??

    peace,

    ttgb
    my prob is always getting that first rep up...i can always get them off my knees...granted i've only gone up to 95s...but that first rep up is alway a biatch...

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