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How To Use The Barbell Guillotine 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
None until healing: You should get current xrays to confirm healing and clearance from your md before resuming bench press. Once healed you can resume your usual technique (except in extenuating circumstances), just be smart about gradually increasing weight/reps/sets/intensity--you won't be 100% and could risk injuring other structures if you do too much too soon. See an orthopedic specialist in your area. ...Read more
You can: Train using only barbell based compound lifts. In fact the trend in most fitness/resistance regimen is to focus on compound lifts and forego the isolation exercises, as they are more "efficient" forms of exercise. Isolation exercises still remain a commonly utilized technique in bodybuilding, but that is a sport seeking very specific results. ...Read more
Hi my names christian, about 5 weeks ago I was in the gym and I performed a barbell front lateral raise using a light weight which I would use as a warm up and I felt a pain in my shoulder and the pains been the same every since, I can't properly contract
See MD: Please stop exercising with weights until you are properly examined by your orthopedist or sports medicine physician In the interim, you may consider use of drugs like motrin (if you are able to take this med) with a meal or snack and cool packs 15 minutes on and then off for one hour. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask at the store: You would be best to ask the store that is selling them. ...Read more
No: Just need to make sure you are using good form and doing a weight that is appropriate for your goals. ...Read more
Not sure : I'm not sure what you are asking. Can you provide more info? Are you starting to lift weights or are you wanting to modify your program? ...Read more
Bench press: Seems simple, but if you want to increase your bench press, then you have to keep bench pressing. There are many different schemed available. Work with a strength coach to help you or access resources for lifting online. Make sure you are eating right and taking adequate time for rest in between chest days to allow you body time to recover. ...Read more
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