technique/tip for getting db up for miltary press?

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  1. tickles

    tickles Active Member

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    I have trouble getting 40lb and over db over my left shoulder. With 40lb+ db, I have to do the thigh kick to get it over shoulder and then raise it straight up. For some reason I cant just have it rest on the shoulder and start the exercise (however, I can do this in between reps):dunno:

    So I can do 5x5 with good range of motion (db to eye level) with the 40 db and 3x10x35, yet I can almost never get the 42.5 db up on my left side. (even with thigh kick)

    Should I stick with lower weights or am I doing something wrong?

    I hope this make sense:o.

    edit: forgot to mention I do seated military press.
     
  2. RICK RO$$

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    clean them up or if they're still too heavy, get someone to pick one of them up for you and use both hands to get the other one in place
     
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    I use the thigh kick for the most part

    RR's suggestion work too
     
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    Some guys find it easier to get the db's into position while standing, then sit down with them.
     
  5. BarbaraWaltersPegleg

    BarbaraWaltersPegleg Irish Guido

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    I used to do this, swing them to tear you up good, then start pressing
     
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    i do the kick up but have my butt at the front edge of the seat, sit back like and incline, then kick up, then push butt back into the seat
     
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    thigh up one at a time. or if you're strong enough.. just muscle up that weight
     
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    Yeah thigh kick to shoulders and push. But for the lighter weight (80lb) can mostly curl them up, but for the 100lb I thigh kick and have a mate spot the first lift up.

    Tried it once with the standing first, was all over the place .. not a good look and controlling the weight as I sat down wasn't fun on my back/butt either.
     
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    thigh kick ftw
     
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    thigh kick.
     
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    my friend makes me help him get it up (the weights that is), sometimes i have to remind him it aint nothing but a peanut.
     
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    michael WELCOME TO THE GUNSHINE STATE

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    i thigh kick it.

    but for heavy overhead extensions, i clean it up, then sit down.
     
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    I can't kick up anything over 100lb DB's, past a certain point its a pain in the ass

    plus he said in the first post that he can't kick the weights up, so posting FUCK YEAH BRO THIGH KICK FTW LULZ doesn't really help that much.
     
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    he just needs to work on his thigh kick
     
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    5x5 thigh kicks 3 times a week
     
  17. igo4bmx

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    i've kicked up 125lbs easily with the thigh kick/incline style sitting
     
  18. xSteveO

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    It's usually pretty easy getting them up, it's that first rep that's the bitch
     
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    michael WELCOME TO THE GUNSHINE STATE

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    your post is a lot more useful.
     
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    actually my first post in the thread was you twink fuck
     
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    :rofl: touche
     
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    I didn't realize you could put this much thought into this.
     
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