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Doctor insights on: How To Use The Barbell Guillotine Bench Press

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Can you tell me how is dumbbell bench press almost equivalent to barbell bench press?

Can you tell me how is dumbbell bench press almost equivalent to barbell bench press?

Dumbbells are harder: Dumbbells require each arm to recruit more surrounding shoulder muscles to help balance the weight which means you are working harder (given the same weight). The bench press is a great exercise as well, but it does work a more specific muscle group and is intrinsically more stable because both arms are linked in trying to balance the moving weight load. ...Read more

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Can you use school bags as weights and hold it on the handle when doing squats?

Can you use school bags as weights and hold it on the handle when doing squats?

If stable.: Improvising gym equipment is great. Just make sure the bags don't wobble and shift while on the bar. People did all sorts of creative things to lift weights and train before gym equipment was invented. See the history of "muscular Christianity" popular at the turn of the last century. The theory was a sound mind in a sound body, the body being a temple, that required as much care as the spirit. ...Read more

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Please answer! what muscles does the machine press work compared to free weight bench press?

See below: if you are using machine for bench press you tend to isolate out several muscles. if you are using free weights, you need many more muscles to stabilize your upper body. therefore you get a more "total body" workout when you use free weights in general. ...Read more

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How do you build wrist strength? The only thing i've done is curls up/down while arm on edge of bed - 3pound weights. Any other effective techniques?

How do you build wrist strength? The only thing i've done is curls up/down while arm on edge of bed - 3pound weights. Any other effective techniques?

OK: That is a good start. Also rotate wrist 90 degrees and do same curls (now up/down) that actually are l--r side-to-side motion. When can do large #reps, then move to 5lb weight. ...Read more

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To avoid injury during bench press which muscles should you stretch first?

To avoid injury during bench press which muscles should you stretch first?

Pectoralis: Are the main muscles to stretch, but consider triceps and biceps as well. Also the rotator cuff muscles and deltoid as well. ...Read more

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Is it mandatory to lift weights or can I do all calisthenic workouts when using creatine?

Is it mandatory to lift weights or can I do all calisthenic workouts when using creatine?

Muscle growth: If you are taking the creatine for muscle development then you will need to lift weights to get the muscles to grow larger. If you are interested in building up your cardio then and aerobic workout is best. Most people usually do both for a well rounded workout. ...Read more

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How long into working out nefore you start increasing in weight for curls, bench press, etc.?

How long into working out nefore you start increasing in weight for curls, bench press, etc.?

See details: The rule of thumb is if you can do 15 repetitions it is time to increase the weight. If you cannot do 10 reps, then reduce the weight. ...Read more

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I've got a bench with a barbell, dumbbells, pull up bar, and a treadmill, what are some workouts i could do to gain muscle?

I've got a bench with a barbell, dumbbells, pull up bar, and a treadmill, what are some workouts i could do to gain muscle?

Strength training : You'll want to do anaerobic exercises-short all out sprints on the treadmill with recovery periods in between; lower body exercises such as squats, lunges, box jumps, 4 plane straight leg raises; upright single leg balance work, varied ab work for your core; upper body such as pull-ups, push-ups, and other strength training w free weights and the bar-a good trainer should be able to get you going. ...Read more

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Can not going to full "lock- out" on bench press contribute to shoulder tendinitis?

Can not going to full "lock- out" on bench press contribute to shoulder tendinitis?

Tendinitis : Never seen anything that says not locking out would contribute to tendinitis. Why do you not lock out? Locking out gives you a moment to correct any postural changes that might effect the position of your shoulder prior to the eccentric portion (negative) of the life. Remember to lower slowly to your chest as this is an extremely important part of the life. Locking out can help you set the tempo. ...Read more

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Using etodolac for sholder pain while using pc . i cnat do much work with that hand. exercises and stretches to get that shouldr fit & to recover fast?

Using etodolac for sholder pain while using pc . i cnat do much work with that hand. exercises and stretches to get that shouldr fit & to recover fast?

Not sure what your: question is, but sounds like your doctor prescribed a powerful anti-inflammatory pain medication to calm your shoulder down. Stretching exercises and shoulder strengthening maneuvers should only be done when the inflammation has quelled and your pain is much improved. Range of motion should be your main concern as frozen shoulder is a common complication of tendonitis. ...Read more

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How to find the strength to lift heavier weights at the gym?

How to find the strength to lift heavier weights at the gym?

Work up to it: The usual advice is for each exercise, find the amount of weight that allowed you to do ten repetitions. Do three sets of ten, grunting and straining for the last few. This will give you a burn. For each muscle group, do this three times per week. It doesn't take that long and you'll discover you can add weight in small increments. ...Read more

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I can't bench press or do as many push ups anymore because of pain in the shoulder joints. What can the problem be?

I can't bench press or do as many push ups anymore because of pain in the shoulder joints. What can the problem be?

Several possibilitie: You may have strained your shoulder muscles. You might also be overtraining. Too much weight and/ or lifting too frequently. You need at least 72 hrs between workouts. Rest is a vital part of training! finally make sure you are eating well, including enough calories, protein and calories and staying hydrated. Check w a certified professional trainer if more guidance would be helpful. ...Read more

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What weightlifting exercises can be done while resting the biceps? For example, can I still do bench presses? What else?

What weightlifting exercises can be done while resting the biceps? For example, can I still do bench presses? What else?

Bicep injury or just: If you need to rest your bicep because of injury, then you need to rest it. Heavy bench-presses also require the use of bicep muscles to work to stabilize the arms, thus be careful. Abs, back, squat, leg exercises can be done without much use of your biceps. You may want to consult doc and/or a personal trainer to show you proper exercises. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to make bench pressing easier?

Consider: having a personal trainer - assess your lifting technique and provide instructive feedback. ...Read more

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Would adjustable dumbbells be the best way to build muscle at home? I can't afford big workout machines, and don't live near a gym.

Would adjustable dumbbells be the best way to build muscle at home? I can't afford big workout machines, and don't live near a gym.

Sure : You can use all sort of weights to help strengthen, build, and maintain muscle. The most important thing is proper lifting techniques and to gradually work your way up to heavier weights. Also remember to add cardio to your routine. ...Read more

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How do I build up my forearm muscles? Is there an exercise that strengthens forearms without using gym equipment?

How do I build up my forearm muscles? Is there an exercise that strengthens forearms without using gym equipment?

There some easy thi-: -ngs.buy a hand exerciser @ a sport shop like Scheels. Also use a piece of wood & a twine, add a weight 2 it & use your hands 2 roll it up, and let unwind slowly. Add wt as you gain strength. Also buy a free weight barbell that you can use. Practice in the store. Need 2 do a series of 15, breif rext and do total of 3 series. If you can't finish 3rd series flex/ext.of wrist start add wt as U=R able ...Read more

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