idea for floor press?
- 05-26-2012, 09:39 PM
idea for floor press?
im runnint into a bit of a problem, my gym has no power rack, and no outstanding things to unrack a floor press from. i like using it in my program, and it helps my strength alot so id like to think of a better way to do it than what im doing (having a spotter help me unrack it from a bench while i lay on the floor (very inconvenient)), so any ideas of any kind are appreciated! thanks!
- 05-27-2012, 12:39 AM
Lay the barbell on the floor and get your buddy to deadlift it to you.. Well thats what I've been doing for the past few years..
- 05-27-2012, 12:48 AM
i had considered that, but the problem i run into there is that not many of my buddies can deadlift the weight for me haha xD
05-27-2012, 10:50 PM
woah how much of weight you using for bench bro?
05-27-2012, 11:51 PM
got 315 for an easy 2 on it today, i'm still getting used to the way to do it (doing more of a west side program now as opposed to my previous), got a 325 for a single aswell, still working on it though
05-28-2012, 07:20 AM
... your buddies cant deadlift 315...?
05-28-2012, 12:11 PM
i dont have hardly any friends who are serious, and i know it sounds far fetched but no, none of them can.
05-28-2012, 12:12 PM
Use DBs instead.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
05-28-2012, 12:59 PM
Get a pair of jack stands and bring them with you when you train or donate them to your gym so they are there when you need them.
05-28-2012, 10:15 PM
I believe the old time strongmen sometimes raised the weight into positions with glute bridges... altho I have absolutely no source handy for that info.
I experimented with it - it works alright with 135 and 225. 225 is about my limit on bench due to multiple shoulder injuries, altho this was surprisingly easy on my shoulder...
I don't have enought posts to embed video...
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05-29-2012, 01:08 AM
i might look into the stands...and thats an interesting way to do it...would you be able to find a video of someone doing it so i could see what ya mean?
05-29-2012, 06:50 PM
I'm sure there's videos out there somewhere but just imagine the jack stands are the crutches on a weight bench but much lower and moveable. Adjust them properly for your body and space them properly.
05-29-2012, 09:14 PM
well, thanks ill be sure to try it out! (:
06-01-2012, 07:52 AM
I've seen a lot of training logs where people are doing floor presses in their workouts. I personally have never done them. It seems your range of motion would be too little. What are the advantages?
06-01-2012, 09:15 AM
you can call me "ozzie" for short.
06-06-2012, 06:53 PM
06-10-2012, 08:48 PM
thatd be a good idea...none of them are that serious, and hearing them whine and complain about it sometimes gets to me haha xD
06-11-2012, 12:55 PM
Idk but I Personally don't benefit from floor presses.. They seem to put undue stress on my delts.. But I guess that stands for all bb benchingOriginally Posted by Crusher92
06-11-2012, 01:34 PM
i dont ever feel any stress on my shoulders from floor press really, so idk why that would be.
06-11-2012, 01:39 PM
06-11-2012, 01:57 PM
but i probably should work on that second part, ie bringing the bar lower.. but im usually bringing it about to the lower part of my chest.. i think it is just how i am shaped, not sure why but barbell bench (especially flat) does not agree with me and my shoulders ALWAYS do more work than my chest.. I tend to keep my elbows tucked in due to the fact that if i flare them out, i have even greater shoulder strain (except this feels more like joint strain than muscle strain)
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