Dumbbell Floor Press vs Flat Bench Floor Press

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  • #17235
    Koon Boat
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    Hey! So i just finished watching Joe’s video on Torque, Force, and Moment Arms and how we shouldn’t be wasting any ROM which has me now questioning my exercise selection. I programmed myself a dumbbell floor press as my meat and potatoes chest movement on my push days mainly due to the weakness of my stabilizer muscles and core. I find it harder to stay on a bench during a dumbbell flat bench then moving the weight. Doing a dumbbell floor press i can focus on working the intended muscle and not trying to fall off the bench. Is this a good exercise? Should I be doing a flat dumbbell press? My meat and potato push day movements are as followed. Dumbbell floor press, High incline smith press, seated machine shoulder press, weighted dips.

    #17290
    Koon Boat
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    ??? Answer

    #17293
    Anonymous
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    I don’t mean to be insulting but ‘Should I’ is a pretty relative term. It’s not a bad exercise by no means although I don’t personally like it that much due to limited range of motion. However if that variation allows you to really focus and work on the chest musculature then I’d say keep doing it.

    Just stick to that plan for now,  see what the outcome is and switch it up if necessary. That’s the only way to truly find out what works and what doesn’t 🙂

    #17300
    Koon Boat
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    Im honestly getting really tired of seeing you pop up and give your input on everything half of that information being wrong. I asked this question hoping itd be answered by Joe or Bryce not you. I mean shit they’ve even labeled you “Non-Expert” get out of here buddy.

    #17331
    Anonymous
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    Im honestly getting really tired of seeing you pop up and give your input on everything half of that information being wrong. I asked this question hoping itd be answered by Joe or Bryce not you. I mean shit they’ve even labeled you “Non-Expert” get out of here buddy.

    Truth to be told I actually wasn’t going to say anything but it started to seem like you were so desperate for an answer that I decided to chime in anyway.

    I’m sorry if my response didn’t please you but if you ask an arbitrary question like ‘Should I?’ then expect to get an arbitrary answer as well.

    #17354
    BryceBahm
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    Koon,

    Just be cognizant of the concept that you should have sound principles that are drivers for your training.

    Training is gray and unique from person to person. I would advise some of your principles should be in the realm of execution, progress, feedback, and results.

    The floor press is nothing more than a limited ROM. Pecs do not get fully stretched nor fully contracted. Think of it as the leg press of Pec training.

    The benefit is that it sure can be loaded and it’s absolutely stable. Probably why you are connecting well with it. I see no reason to throw it out. Just be aware what you are gaining and losing.

    However I would throw the incline in first at the top of the rotation. It’s a larger range of motion and gets loaded in an extreme. There may be some opportunity if you start with it.

    #17365
    Koon Boat
    Participant

    Ok thank you Bryce! I will take your advice into consideration.

    #17460
    Joe
    Keymaster

    Ok thank you Bryce! I will take your advice into consideration.

    What Bryce said. Either are fine. Ones is not significantly better than another. If you’re doing it well and progressively, keep it going. And you can always rotate between the two every few months

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