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DianeD
05-02-2006, 03:18 PM
For the past 2 weeks I have been "stuck" at 25# DB's. I havn't been able to go heavier without sacrificing form. Does anyone else have the same problem?

The13ig13adWolf
05-02-2006, 04:04 PM
what about switching it up and doing BB Military Press or Push Press for a while? slightly altering the loading parameters?

are you eating at a caloric deficit right now?

DianeD
05-02-2006, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by The13ig13adWolf@May 2 2006, 04:04 PM
what about switching it up and doing BB Military Press or Push Press for a while? slightly altering the loading parameters?

are you eating at a caloric deficit right now?
I already to push press, I guess i could try the BB military press. Yes, right now I am eating at a calorie deficit. (I'm nearing the end of PHASE 2 with Thunder). It just frustrates me that I cannot get past the 25's.

Amy
05-02-2006, 04:18 PM
What about doing them seated...instead of standing. It is usually harder when seated as you are less able to use the rest of your body (eventhough you should not be doing that when standing - often people do).

Work on the 25s seated for a bit. And rotate the exercieses w/ the ones Wolfie suggested.

The13ig13adWolf
05-02-2006, 04:19 PM
i didn't know you were already working with Thunder. do whatever he tells you to do ;)

mark
05-02-2006, 04:22 PM
What is the next step up in your dumbbells? If it's 30lbs, you might want to look into investing in some platemates. Making a 10lb (5lb each hand) jump like that can be hard to do sometimes, whereas you can often handle a 2.5lb jump.

Amy
05-02-2006, 04:23 PM
Originally posted by The13ig13adWolf@May 2 2006, 12:19 PM
i didn't know you were already working with Thunder. do whatever he tells you to do ;)
Ditto, I posted at the same time as you...listen to your coach.

DianeD
05-02-2006, 04:25 PM
Originally posted by Amy@May 2 2006, 04:18 PM
What about doing them seated...instead of standing. It is usually harder when seated as you are less able to use the rest of your body (eventhough you should not be doing that when standing - often people do).

Work on the 25s seated for a bit. And rotate the exercieses w/ the ones Wolfie suggested.
I find it more challenging to do the military press standing. From my own experience, it requires me to put more of my core strength into it and not just my arms/shoulders. I make sure my form and execution is always on.

Amy
05-02-2006, 04:29 PM
Originally posted by Whoamama+May 2 2006, 12:25 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Whoamama @ May 2 2006, 12:25 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Amy@May 2 2006, 04:18 PM
What about doing them seated...instead of standing. It is usually harder when seated as you are less able to use the rest of your body (eventhough you should not be doing that when standing - often people do).

Work on the 25s seated for a bit. And rotate the exercieses w/ the ones Wolfie suggested.
I find it more challenging to do the military press standing. From my own experience, it requires me to put more of my core strength into it and not just my arms/shoulders. I make sure my form and execution is always on. [/b][/quote]
Well if it is more challenging for you standing - then try seated - and up the weight - work there, and then move to standing.

DianeD
05-02-2006, 04:29 PM
Originally posted by Amy@May 2 2006, 04:23 PM
Ditto, I posted at the same time as you...listen to your coach.
I love my program...and coach. I don&#39;t have any problems with the other training exercises, (except for the fact that i hate %*&#&#036;*& Lunges...all variations of them&#33;)

DianeD
05-02-2006, 04:32 PM
Originally posted by Amy+May 2 2006, 04:29 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Amy @ May 2 2006, 04:29 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by Whoamama@May 2 2006, 12:25 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-Amy@May 2 2006, 04:18 PM
What about doing them seated...instead of standing.* It is usually harder when seated as you are less able to use the rest of your body (eventhough you should not be doing that when standing - often people do).

Work on the 25s seated for a bit.* And rotate the exercieses w/ the ones Wolfie suggested.
I find it more challenging to do the military press standing. From my own experience, it requires me to put more of my core strength into it and not just my arms/shoulders. I make sure my form and execution is always on.
Well if it is more challenging for you standing - then try seated - and up the weight - work there, and then move to standing. [/b][/quote]
I think that&#39;s what I&#39;m gonna do. I will not be able to progress if I don&#39;t change anything. Thanks.

Amy
05-02-2006, 04:48 PM
Originally posted by Whoamama+May 2 2006, 12:32 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Whoamama @ May 2 2006, 12:32 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by Amy@May 2 2006, 04:29 PM

Originally posted by Whoamama@May 2 2006, 12:25 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-Amy@May 2 2006, 04:18 PM
What about doing them seated...instead of standing.* It is usually harder when seated as you are less able to use the rest of your body (eventhough you should not be doing that when standing - often people do).

Work on the 25s seated for a bit.* And rotate the exercieses w/ the ones Wolfie suggested.
I find it more challenging to do the military press standing. From my own experience, it requires me to put more of my core strength into it and not just my arms/shoulders. I make sure my form and execution is always on.
Well if it is more challenging for you standing - then try seated - and up the weight - work there, and then move to standing.
I think that&#39;s what I&#39;m gonna do. I will not be able to progress if I don&#39;t change anything. Thanks. [/b][/quote]
Tell us how it goes.