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    I was skimming through Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness august 2005 issue and found an article called Unique Exercises to Chisel Your Chest. (pg .70) written by Steve Downs, C.S.C.S. There are 3 unique chest exercises that I've never heard of. I was wondering if Bobo or others ever heard of the Purvis Press and Snyder Press? These look like some great exercises.

    Purvis Press incorperates using ankle cuff attachments on the cable cross over pulleys. The bench is placed in the center of the pulley area. The ankle cuffs are attached to each foream just above the elbow. Then you have a partner hand you a pair of dumbells and then you preform dumbell bench presses.

    The Synder press incorperates dumbell bench presses with palms facing each other. You start with the dumbells touching each other on your chest (palms facing each other) and you then press the dumbells up untill the elbows are extended. Throughout the exercise the edges of the weight plates touch each other. Take a short pause at the top of the lift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix rising
    Purvis Press incorperates using ankle cuff attachments on the cable cross over pulleys. The bench is placed in the center of the pulley area. The ankle cuffs are attached to each foream just above the elbow. Then you have a partner hand you a pair of dumbells and then you preform dumbell bench presses.

    The Synder press incorperates dumbell bench presses with palms facing each other. You start with the dumbells touching each other on your chest (palms facing each other) and you then press the dumbells up untill the elbows are extended. Throughout the exercise the edges of the weight plates touch each other. Take a short pause at the top of the lift.

    Never heard of the first one, but the second one has been around a good long time. I've always called them champagnes.
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    Hmmm, that first one sounds lame, why not just add more weight?. I hate it when people take up the whole pulley cage! (though I never use it, hehe). I might have to give the second one a try though. Basically it sounds like a supinated close grip bench press.
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    First one sounds good. Added stress on the chest alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hypo
    Hmmm, that first one sounds lame, why not just add more weight?. I hate it when people take up the whole pulley cage! (though I never use it, hehe). I might have to give the second one a try though. Basically it sounds like a supinated close grip bench press.
    Wouldnt adding the weight from the pulley stack be like adding chains and bands to barbells. SAme concept i would think. So why would that be lame?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix rising
    The Synder press incorperates dumbell bench presses with palms facing each other. You start with the dumbells touching each other on your chest (palms facing each other) and you then press the dumbells up untill the elbows are extended. Throughout the exercise the edges of the weight plates touch each other. Take a short pause at the top of the lift.
    Sounds like a nice angle to hit the inner chest nicely. Gonna have to give this a go tomorrow at the gym.
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    That would be from the same angle. The cuffs would be from a different angle than the DB's, so it is a little different, and not lame




    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix rising
    Wouldnt adding the weight from the pulley stack be like adding chains and bands to barbells. SAme concept i would think. So why would that be lame?
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    I guess the cable weight provides a constant force instead of most of the power being concentrated in the middle of the lift (sticking point). Maybe I overexagerated with "lame," I'm just a guy from the free-weights camp, that's all :b
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix rising
    Wouldnt adding the weight from the pulley stack be like adding chains and bands to barbells. SAme concept i would think. So why would that be lame?

    Not exactly. The chains/bands will progressively add more weight to your lift as you progress through the rep. The cable force would be constant.
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    I think the cables are not there for the weight purpose. I think they are there to give you a resistance from a different angle. Basically The dunmbell would be working against gravity whilee the cables are trying to pull your arms outward so it would probably be good for the upper part of the dumbell movement to really get that flex in at the top.
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    by the time you set that **** up....you could have done half the workout already
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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkMasterFlex
    by the time you set that **** up....you could have done half the workout already

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    I did the second exercise today in my routine, it was my final pressing movement. Worked really well, but I felt that since my dumbbells were totally round, that is was hard to keep them pushed together causing my shoulders to do alot of stabilizing. Definitley a new exercise in my routine though, gonna alternate it from flat to incline every week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOHICA
    I did the second exercise today in my routine, it was my final pressing movement. Worked really well, but I felt that since my dumbbells were totally round, that is was hard to keep them pushed together causing my shoulders to do alot of stabilizing. Definitley a new exercise in my routine though, gonna alternate it from flat to incline every week.

    I saw an old timer doing these one time....one set at every notch in the incline bench. It was his whole workout routine. The guy was a Jackass though
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOHICA
    Sounds like a nice angle to hit the inner chest nicely. Gonna have to give this a go tomorrow at the gym.
    You can do the same thing with a triceps development bar. Same grip, might not be quite as close but more stable.
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    That 2nd one pumped my chest up big time after doing just 2 sets of em. Maybe I'm just not used to the movement, but I plan on keeping this in for awhile to see how if it's good for me.
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    eh....
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