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Mpex Weight Bench
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
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
Weight lifting: There is no statics on this question. ...Read more
Unlikely: Keep the weights manageable and don't struggle. That should be fine for your back. ...Read more
Is it normal for your body to shake when u lift up weights? I started to do some bench pressing; I have pots, so is this me very deconditioned?
Could be. : Could be just deconditioned muscles. Go slowly. Lift safely. ...Read more
It depends: Its not clear what you mean by your "back bone plate". If your lower back hurts when you lift weights, you should have it checked out. It may be inadequate padding on your bench, but spondylolysis is a condtion seen in weight lifters. Its caused by a stress fracture of the posterior elements that stabilize the spinal column. If you have that you should avoid lifting until its resolved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a pain in my neck at the base where it joins the shoulder and back post lifting very heavy weights especially overhead bench press .?
Neck/back pain: Pain in this area may be due to strain/sprain especially if induced after a heavy weight lifting set. Consider heat/ice/massage. If persists consider eval by a physician for possible meds or imaging to fully determine etiology. An osteopathic physician may offer manipulation if appropriate to help in your recovery. Meanwhile, cut back on the weights until improved or cleared by ur doc. ...Read more
Both: It will build muscle but not as much bulk. Lighter weights/more reps tend to be best for toning. ...Read more
Better way to do it: I am not really sure what you are asking but i assume you are talking about having the back of the bench upright to lean against when doing upright presses. With back issues you would do better lightening up the weight and doing standing unilateral dumbbell presses. This will work your shoulders as well as your core and help strengthen your back. ...Read more
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