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Old 03-06-2007, 01:27 PM   #11
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I'm late to this conversation so I'll just have to second the cable presses, and/or the sled presses.
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Old 03-06-2007, 06:25 PM   #12
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I'll get voted off the Island for this...but if you want to bench I really like DB press on a small physio ball. In Check-esque fashion 1 arm benching on said physio ball is nayestay.
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Old 03-06-2007, 06:48 PM   #13
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I'll get voted off the Island for this...but if you want to bench I really like DB press on a small physio ball. In Check-esque fashion 1 arm benching on said physio ball is nayestay.
Come jump in the boat...I already threw out the Chek standing 1arn pulley push...2 Cheks in one thread?? Someone is going to get fired around here...
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:20 AM   #14
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Bad Robb, bad! *smacks Rob on the nose with newspaper*
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Old 03-07-2007, 05:58 PM   #15
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Bad Robb, bad! *smacks Rob on the nose with newspaper*
In retaliation Robb pees...everywhere...
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:34 PM   #16
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Atta boy!
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Old 03-08-2007, 05:02 AM   #17
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Atta boy!
Psst...Neal your suppose to rub his face in it...
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:50 AM   #18
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I'll get voted off the Island for this...but if you want to bench I really like DB press on a small physio ball. In Check-esque fashion 1 arm benching on said physio ball is nayestay.

I'm slow.

Tell me why the fascination presses and such truck from unstable positions?

A heavy one arm DB press from the bench or even the floor is nasty on it's own, if it's not nasty why not get a bigger DB?
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Old 03-09-2007, 07:07 AM   #19
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for absolute strength in that plane and direction, the bench rules. the problem with it is not that it's not beneficial, but that because of the limited scapular movement, it's dicey in terms of shoulder health.

instead of benching for that strength, though, you can find ways to really overload a pushup--difficult without a partner and some gear, but totally possible. that would eliminate the primary problem with the bench.

as far as other capacities than strength, just look for push-up variations (of which there are a ton--just read my outstanding push-up article in this month's PM!), standing horizontal pushing throws (e.g. with medicine balls), etc.
Greg I was reading this months PM and I think some of the links are broken/misplaced?

Tiger bend - won't load
pike push-up- links to the bar push-up
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:10 AM   #20
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Greg I was reading this months PM and I think some of the links are broken/misplaced?

Tiger bend - won't load
pike push-up- links to the bar push-up
rad. i'll fix it when i get back into town monday.

for now:

tiger bend:
http://www.performancemenu.com/resou...exerciseID=124

pike:
http://www.performancemenu.com/resou...exerciseID=120

video links for both worked for me just now.
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