The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Board press w/o spotter?

    Is there any way to do a board press without a spotter? Could I like, tie the boards to my chest with a chain or something? I don't want to have to drag two people over to spot me every time I do board presses.
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    Tuck the boards under your shirt (assuming it's baggy enough. 5 boards might get tricky).

    Alternatively, you could probably use a bench belt to strap them to you.
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    when i lifted by myself, i purposely had the main board (lower/first one) longer than the others so i can tuck it inside the front of my belt when pressing.

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    I screwed 2 eye-hooks in the sides of my boards so I can bungee cord them to my chest.
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    I use a band to hold my boards on. If you are worried about dieing, do it in a power rack.

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    All of these methods work really well for securing the boards.
    The handoff without a spotter is where I don't know what to tell you...but if you think of something, tell me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xellarz View Post
    All of these methods work really well for securing the boards.
    The handoff without a spotter is where I don't know what to tell you...but if you think of something, tell me!
    Learn to bench without a spotter. It's not rocket science
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    I recently started with board presses too. If you don't like the feel of a baggy shirt and stuffing the boards under it try using heavy duty velcro. I got some from Home Depot. It's about 2 inches wide, comes in rolls and can be fastened to a board and will stick to the inside of a sweatshirt as long as it is turned inside out.
    As far as lifting without a spotter.........well, if you are using poundages beyond your limits (board presses) then i'd get a powerrack.
    My bench has spotter bars built into it. Lord knows i needed them a few times already.

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    Is it even healthy on your shoulders/rotator cuff to take a big weight out of the racks without a handoff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Detard View Post
    Learn to bench without a spotter. It's not rocket science
    Unracking weight for a high board without a spotter is!!!

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    unracking the weight is the worst part of boards... pain in the ass and throws off my tightness

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