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    Dumbbell chest press with wrong angle


    Hi,

    Recently, i notice i was doing dumbbell chest press with a slighty wrong angle. My arms did an angle with about 90 with torso, instead of the recommended 45/60.

    I think i started to do this instinctively as i were increasing the weight.

    My shoulders didnt hurt and strangely enough i could lift more weight this way. It shoulndt be the opposite? I always though the chest is a stronger muscle than the deltoid.

    Doing the exercise this way, demands more from the shoulder than the chest, right?

    Ive started to do it with the correct angle again and i had to decrease the weight for about 20%.

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    Toss up a vid if you can, you will get the best form critique then
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    Ill try to make it on the next chest day.

    Meanwhile, on this video u can get an idea.. When he talks about the "wrong way" at 0.50.

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    Idk, this dude seems to push more or less straight up.

    http://youtu.be/hhVTgSku3uA
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleM101 View Post
    Hi,

    Recently, i notice i was doing dumbbell chest press with a slighty wrong angle. My arms did an angle with about 90 with torso, instead of the recommended 45/60.

    I think i started to do this instinctively as i were increasing the weight.

    My shoulders didnt hurt and strangely enough i could lift more weight this way. It shoulndt be the opposite? I always though the chest is a stronger muscle than the deltoid.

    Doing the exercise this way, demands more from the shoulder than the chest, right?

    Ive started to do it with the correct angle again and i had to decrease the weight for about 20%.
    Do your shoulders hurt if you use a smaller angle?

    Changing the angle is going to change the load from your triceps (and maybe your lats) to your chest. I doubt the load on your shoulder is decreased by much if at all. As long as you don't go so deep that your shoulders roll forward at the bottom of the DB bench you could be fine.
    Check your form: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/exercise-science/190675-proper-techniques.html
    Log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/235436-tossing-weight-torobestia.html
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    Heres a small video ive made this afternoon.

    This was done with lighter weight (about 50lb each hand) than i usually workout trying to catch multiple video angles.

    Whats your opinion?

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    Your form looks fine, your cameraman did a good job on the Blair witch project back in the day.
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    Lol hes not familiar with this kind of equipment. Hes the owner of the gym.. Hes about 60yo

    His son, keeps telling me im doing this with wrong posture.. But to be honest, i dont care what he tells me.. Hes far far away of being a good personal trainer. I had to learn by myself, reading a lot and surfing on the internet. Otherwise, at this time, i had never done a single squat neither a deadlift.

    Thats why i wanted your opinion guys.. i trust a lot more on you.
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    If it's good enough for ronnie and Dennis it's prolly good enough for you haha.
  

  
 

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