Benching

  1. Banned
    meb019's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    28
    Answers
    0

    Benching


    Just curious, do you bench on the smith or using regular barbells?

  2. Registered User
    cowboys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    6
    Answers
    0


    no benchinng on smith machine
  3. Registered User
    cowboys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    6
    Answers
    0


    regular barbells
    •   
       

  4. Registered User
    gogo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Age
    30
    Posts
    642
    Answers
    0


    I usually dont have a spot so i use dumbells
  5. Registered User
    sdmf45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Age
    33
    Posts
    1,456
    Answers
    0


    Regular barbells for sure
  6. Registered User
    dontknowaboutme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Age
    29
    Posts
    188
    Answers
    0


    Regular barbells, even without a spot. Obviously can't push as hard but if you are comfortable with the weight than it is fine. Obviously don't max without a spot.
  7. Registered User
    jasonschaffin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Age
    29
    Posts
    1,253
    Answers
    0


    Quote Originally Posted by dontknowaboutme View Post
    Regular barbells, even without a spot. Obviously can't push as hard but if you are comfortable with the weight than it is fine. Obviously don't max without a spot.
  8. Registered User
    gogo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Age
    30
    Posts
    642
    Answers
    0


    I feel i get a better pump with dumbells, but i usually switch it up every couple months any ways.
  9. Registered User
    SMOKEPALADIN's Avatar
    Stats
    5'11"  188 lbs.
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Age
    40
    Posts
    313
    Answers
    0


    dumbells
  10. Registered User
    bigrabbit's Avatar
    Stats
    6'3"  190 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    85
    Answers
    0


    dumbells...
  11. Never enough
    Board Moderator
    EasyEJL's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  205 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Age
    46
    Posts
    31,868
    Answers
    0


    Quote Originally Posted by dontknowaboutme View Post
    Regular barbells, even without a spot. Obviously can't push as hard but if you are comfortable with the weight than it is fine. Obviously don't max without a spot.
    barbell, but I do it in the power rack so I don't need a spotter
    This space for rent

    Phenadrol Log http://anabolicminds.com/forum/suppl...-hell-did.html - AMAZING fat loss results so far
  12. Registered User
    bound's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Age
    35
    Posts
    786
    Answers
    0

    Thumbs up


    Quote Originally Posted by cowboys View Post
    no benchinng on smith machine
    Yup. There's been some pretty convincing arguements that the smith machine is a terrible choice for most compound movements. Can screw up your motor engrams(programed nervous system order of firing what muscles when and how hard) You don't naturally move a bar in a straight line up and down when benching or squatting, the smith can force your body into unnatural positions that can be potentially dangerous for joints. There are exceptions, but personally, I don't touch the things.
    The Truth is, there is no Truth.
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Bench/Squat max
    By ChaseRoy in forum General Chat
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 08-18-2009, 12:41 PM
  2. going for flat bench PR on Monday
    By Bean in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 01-15-2003, 08:22 PM
  3. bench weakness
    By sage in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-10-2003, 01:00 PM
  4. Close-grip Bench
    By Inzah Dude in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 01-05-2003, 01:52 AM
  5. bench
    By sage in forum General Chat
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 11-01-2002, 01:21 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in