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slydeflex
05-22-2005, 09:20 AM
Hi, I wanted to know if a spotter is necessary to perform floor presses?

MixmasterNash
05-22-2005, 11:55 AM
Depends how thick you are.

bIgHwN86
05-22-2005, 01:27 PM
yes

Paul Stagg
05-22-2005, 06:18 PM
Depends on how your power rack is built.

Good ones have holes for the safety bars all the way to the floor. Others don't.

If you can't set up safety bars so if you fail you can get out, you need a spotter.

slydeflex
05-23-2005, 03:40 PM
Depends on how your power rack is built.

Good ones have holes for the safety bars all the way to the floor. Others don't.

If you can't set up safety bars so if you fail you can get out, you need a spotter.
are pin presses as effective a max effort lift as floor presses?

Isaac Wilkins
05-23-2005, 04:14 PM
are pin presses as effective a max effort lift as floor presses?

They're both perfectly valid ME exercises. It depends on where your weak spots are in regards to whether they're as effective as each other or not. They're pretty different exercises.

slydeflex
05-23-2005, 05:29 PM
They're both perfectly valid ME exercises. It depends on where your weak spots are in regards to whether they're as effective as each other or not. They're pretty different exercises.
what does the floor press help with? Midlevel? the pin press lockout?

Anthony
05-23-2005, 05:33 PM
Depends on where you set the pins.

Guido
05-23-2005, 09:20 PM
Why not just do rack presses? They're just as good if you set the pins right.

slydeflex
05-24-2005, 03:41 AM
Why not just do rack presses? They're just as good if you set the pins right.
what do you mean by rack presses? Is it rack lockouts?

Guido
05-24-2005, 08:17 AM
what do you mean by rack presses? Is it rack lockouts?Yeah. Essentially.

Adam
05-24-2005, 03:41 PM
Rack presses = Rack lockouts
Rack lockouts \=\ Floor presses

Rack lockout help whereever YOU set the ROM.
Floor presses help different people different areas/
I have a thick chest and short arms. Therefor floor press helps me at the bottom of the ROM.
If your skinny with ape arms it will help your lockout.