I have this problem where getting dumbbells up on the first rep of bench press is getting increasily more difficult as I progress in weight.
I can lift the weights once they are up.. but just getting them up without a spotter is getting really hard.
I bench 125lb dumbbells for 8 reps. Obviously, if I can do 8 comfortable reps, then it's not too heavy for me.
The only problem is, it's so difficult to get them up for the very first time because you are in such a biomechanically weak position with 2 separate weights pinned to your body.
Do you guys have any tips for me in getting the dumbbells up for the first time easier with heavy weights (heavy to me, at least)?
Somebody needs to invent a rack for dumbbell bench press...