View Full Version : tate presses?

09-18-2008, 08:59 PM
who does them.. and have they had a big impact on your bench at all? I've only been doing them here recently and like them alot.. today I was able to get a solid set of 6 in with 120lbs but Know I can get double that if I pushed it..

my main questions is if it's worth the time or should I stick to tricep extensions?

09-18-2008, 09:05 PM
I dont mean to sidetrack your question but can you tell me what a tate press is please? thanks alot and once again sorry i couldnt answer your question.

09-18-2008, 09:12 PM
a vid on youtube I found..


09-18-2008, 10:10 PM
so you did 6 reps with 120lbs dumbells. that is strong what is your max bp

09-18-2008, 10:31 PM
right now no idea.. i'm working with mid 300's doing doubles and starting a new program. I'd say right at or just below 400lbs. I'm going to try to get a video of the 120's next week when I do them again. For some reason i find the tate presses alot more comfortable to do than traditional dumbbell presses for some reason.

09-18-2008, 10:35 PM
they look like touching db exts

Isaac Wilkins
09-19-2008, 11:10 AM
they look like touching db exts

That's about it.

I love them, myself. More traditional tricep extensions always hurt my elbows, but Tate Presses don't. My bench has always gone up when I've done them (and other tri work).

Lones Green
09-19-2008, 12:26 PM
i throw them in every now and then, i feel they are a great tricep exercise.

i know Travis has a video of him doing them, and if you mimic they way he does them in the video, they are VERY easy on your shoulders.

09-19-2008, 02:07 PM
I did them for quite some time around the beginning of this year and my bench jumped about 25lbs. Come to think of it, I probably need to start incorporating them more!