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Excerpt: my gym has been closed for 5 days :mad: so im having to go to another gym to workout. prioblem is its dumbells are very light and asa result i;ll have to use a flat bench with barbell instead of dumbells. it will most likely just be for today will i be able to handle the same weight, more less etc? i realise DB bench requires more stabiliser recruitment so should i be able to put a bit more on the bar. i will have a spotter but he doesnt workout so might not know what to do

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    v. quick question about switching from DB bench to BB bench temporarily...

    my gym has been closed for 5 days


    so im having to go to another gym to workout. prioblem is its dumbells are very light and asa result i;ll have to use a flat bench with barbell instead of dumbells.


    it will most likely just be for today


    will i be able to handle the same weight, more less etc? i realise DB bench requires more stabiliser recruitment so should i be able to put a bit more on the bar. i will have a spotter but he doesnt workout so might not know what to do

    quick replies if possible, thats why i diodnt stick this on training

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    Take the weight you use for each dumbell times two - that will be the weight for your second warm-up set.

    I use 120 for presses and bench 315 for 8-10

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    Originally posted by Cornholio
    Take the weight you use for each dumbell times two - that will be the weight for your second warm-up set.

    I use 120 for presses and bench 315 for 8-10
    never mind

    damn thing just opened now

    so nice of them, they screwed up my gym workout and revision for days!
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    Originally posted by danielson


    so what you;re saying is

    each individual dumbell i use X 2 = warm up

    then add even more weight on top of that


    cool, i;ll give it a go. first time for me ever in years for BB bench, ought to be fun
    Yep. 100 pound bells = 200 on warm-up

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    Especially with Yolanda helping you Huh ?

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