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    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    DB Bench Press ROM - go all the way down?

    With DB Bench Press, I always bring the DBs down to the sides of my chest as far as my chest stretches. But now I think that this may be a bad idea? Lol...it almost feels as if my chest is ripping each time I pump out a rep (similar to the way that Dips feel). I don't wanna get injured.

    Should I not go as far down as my chest stretches?
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

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    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    Go down as far as you can, unless it causes pain to do so.
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    Yea, don't do something if it hurt. As for going all way down, I believe once your elbows pass your chest (90 degrees) it switches to Anterior deltoid. So it's up to you if you want to work shoulder in this exercise.

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    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    Alright. And no it doesn't cause pain, it just REALLY stretches my chest a lot with each rep.
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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    i basically bring down db as far as i would a bb.
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    eek... it's lil' Fixation! fixationdarknes's Avatar
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    Alright thanks.
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    Age: 20, Height: 5'7", Weight: 165, Deadlift: 405, 9.5" Squat: 230 x 10, Bench: 195 (3x5)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatrb38
    I try to visualize that my girlfriend is under the weight and I have to push the weight up to save her. Of course it doesn't work and I just laugh as I think about the weight slowly crushing her bones. Then I remember it's me under the weight and give 200% effort to push it back up.

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