I've been out of the gym for over a year due to medical issues (undiagnosed gastro issues, went to 8 doctors, 4 specialists, had every test under the sun, all inconclusive. Good way to lose weight, tho). For the 6 months before my 1 year leave, I had to stop doing bench press because it was hurting my left wrist, so I started doing DB presses instead. I've recently started going to the gym again and I'm doing DB presses because they never bothered my wrist, and I don't want to risk it when benching anymore. My wrist hasn't hurt in a year and I don't want it to start again if benching was the cause. Is there some sort of conversion table for DB presses vs. bench presses? Intuitively you would think that DB pressing a pair of 50s would be = to bench pressing 100lbs but obviously pressing the 50s is a lot harder. Also, for you guys who do DB presses exclusively, what do you do about the heavy ones? I never had an issue with heavy benching (sometimes I'd need a spot to help unrack it), but the heavy DBs are kind of unwieldy and I could see myself getting really unstable trying to balance them, then lean back onto the bench and staying steady the whole time. I'm a skinny guy on a small frame.