Now that my muscle memory has kicked in, Im back to pressing 100lb DB. This is great but unfortunately Im having tremendous problems getting the two DB's onto my legs before I press. I train by myself now so no-one can help me out.
I have only just begun training at home, as such I have a new bench and the weights are all 'screw-on' DB's. This presents 2 problems...
1) my bench is higher than what Im used to at my old gym, thus lifting it from the floor onto my knees before I lean back to press is much more difficult.
2) as the DB's are screw-on (not welded) the end of the DB's really digs into my legs. I use 2 pieces of small,old flexible carpet on my legs with the DB's ontop of them, but its still a real pain in the ass.
Does anyone have any suggestions of how I can get the weight from the floor onto my legs? There has to be an easier way. This may seem like a small problem but Im using alot of energy lifting the pricks onto my legs, and cause the f*ckers are so heavy I cant 'set' them right before I fall back to press, thus my press suffers because the motion for that first press is all over the place and never the same.
My girlfriend suggested lastnight that I set up a mini stool or table right in front of me, put the weights onto that then somehow drag them onto my legs. This would save energy lifting them completely off the floor onto my legs.
I dont have a smith machine or power cage so I cant have DB hooks. I dont have room for any of that.
How do people press 100+ pounds around here without killing themselves to get the DB's onto their legs?