Thread: Board presses?
09-17-2004, 03:07 AM #1
My doctor told me to do these as part of my rehab proggy. Said to take three 2x4" blocks and tape them together for about a total of 3". Then load up 225 and go for three sets of 5 reps. Am I aloud to touch and go, or do I have to make a complete stop and then press up?
I didn't have the board ready today, so I got in the squat rack and set up a bench with the safety pins about six inches from my chest. Probably only 4 inches, but I did it any way. First set I made a complete stop and then back up. This tore me up pretty good. Then next set I bounced or "touch and go" and some gym rat told me I was suposed to make a complete stop. So the next set I did stop. I was arching my back pretty good that last set.
09-17-2004, 08:14 AM #2New Member
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I'm not sure about the rehab benefits of it, but I think it's more effective to 'sink and heave' than to 'touch and go' on this movement. How do you mean it tore you up pretty good? Pin presses and board presses are very different, even though it may not seem that way to someone that hasn't done both. The safety pins in the power rack will definitely tear up your joints fast.
That's really cool that your doc recommended board presses.
09-18-2004, 04:26 PM #3
Well, it made me very tired is what I mean tore me up. I had fun bouncing it. Boing-boing-up. Or just boing-up. I could almost hear stuff ripping when I stopped dead and then pushed back up. Maybe I'll just back 'er down to 215 and do "sink and heave".
09-18-2004, 04:35 PM #4
**** I honestly would have never thought a doctor would suggest these for rehab. I use these in the winter time strictly for POWER.
09-19-2004, 12:43 AM #5
Maybe this guy is a quack?
09-19-2004, 01:25 PM #6Originally Posted by 63190
09-19-2004, 01:30 PM #7Anabolic Member
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BTW...Get well soon!
09-20-2004, 10:34 AM #8Originally Posted by BASK8KACE
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