Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by volvoc70, Jan 9, 2008.
with a 205 max on barbell bench whats weight on dumbells should be expected??
why don't you try and see?
Whats with all these Barbell to dumbbell conversion threads lately? New years?
They don't make DB's that heavy
I think DB are much harder because you have to start from the floor..
I can do 3-4 reps @ 225 on barbell, but can only get that number of reps on DB with 90s (180).
How else would you do it if you don't start from the floor?
First you must factor in Avogadro’s number with each dumbbell; the fact now you have two separate objects descending at the rate 9.8 m/s2 makes it harder to determine what weight is ideal for you.
That's not why I was ughing. Dumbbells are harder because they require more stabilization, not because you have to pick them off the floor.
Sometimes when I'm nervous I stick my dumbbells under my arms and then I smell them.
Start low and work your way up. My 1rm for BB BP was 240 pounds and once I switched to using just DBs I could only put up 60s or so at first.
I've gotten up to repping with 85s now.. at one point I did 3 reps with 102.5s (serious, oly dumbbells) but I haven't gotten close to that in a long time.
I'm guessing you've never done dumbells?
Start with fourtys.
that too, but if I am maxing out with dumbells ... i expend a hell of a lot of energy picking them up, putting them on my chest and getting the inital lift. Maybe I have weak tris or something, but if I can get the first rep off I can generally do 4 or so.
ceaze is right though... pick them off the floor with ur legs first...
maybe you should work on your deadlift
god i love this forum
Even if I use my legs to get the dbs. off the floor/rack I still have to waddle back to my bench and shimmy more than half of my weight in each hand up to mid-chest before I can even think about starting. With barbells that isn't true. That said, it requires more energy to do db bench press and for me, I need all the energy I can get for a 1rm.
you don't max out with db presses anyhow
understand, only said it cause the op posted his bb max and wanted to know what to "expect"