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    Flat DB Press form?

    I'm assuming the form for Flat DB Press is the same as a regular Bench Press, right? i.e. lower back arch, feet behind the knees etc. Are there any differences I should be aware of?

    And as a bonus if anyone has any really good articles or videos about Bench Press form on-hand, that'd be nice. Or personal advice.

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    One difference to be aware of is you can go deeper with DBs. Which will hit your delts more.
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    Here is a link with a small video...

    http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/Pect...enchPress.html
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    I mean, I get the basics of it. As far as developing an arch in my back goes, should I just throw a towel down there until I get used to enough to go without?

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    Scooter - I don't believe that DB's get the delts as much as BB at all. I tried a few sets of bb after switchin to solely DB for a while and i felt it big time in my delts.

    Anyway, now I do DB and BB mixed.

    DGRO - I don't arch at all using DB's but I arch when using the BB. I do go heavy ish on DB's but prefer to go all out on BB instead and arch to push a little more weight.

    If you look at this youtube video of Ronnie Coleman you can see he isnt archin at all.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=BQsmwC4jSFY
    Last edited by leetuck; 12-02-2007 at 10:02 AM.
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