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barbell and dumbbell seated presses - elbow position


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    jeremys
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    barbell and dumbbell seated presses - elbow position

    do you/should you have your elbows in (towards the front) or out (like a BB style bench press)?

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    personally, i cannot do any pressing exercise with my elbows out. when i do it feels like my shoulder and pecs are going to rip in half. i cant really do and barbell over head presses that much, but when i do dumbell presses i tuck my elbows to keep the stress of the joint, but it still works my delts pretty good.

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    elbows out on db's and tough my clavicles with the weight, Barbell elbows a little in and touch clavicle with the bar

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    I do them both ways with db's, when I have my elbows in I stay in a pronated position, it mimics the log press somewhat and it is a more natural movement for me

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    The log feels better on my shoulders (elbows in) but I've been working a lot with a regular bar and with dbells. When I do dbells I keep my elbows out and take the dbells down till they hit my shoulders...

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    for me, elbows stay out and the bar is brought down to the lower chin.

    Just watch the Ronnie Coleman video. . .thats exactly how I perform seated barbell presses. . .except not with 315lbs lol.

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    hmm we got some some different opinions so im not quite sure yet what i'll do tomorrow

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    Originally posted by jeremys
    hmm we got some some different opinions so im not quite sure yet what i'll do tomorrow
    he he he. . .

    keep doing what you are doing. . its working well for you.

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    haha, alright, thanks

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