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Old 03-07-14, 08:40 AM   #1
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strength training inclined bench & pullups & new equipment manufacturer geometry

new stuff at the gym

new inclined bench geometry is very different than the last one, whole thing is lower to the ground, tough for an old geezer like me to get down and up from it, also the angle is different, more reclined and the bar is closer, even on the highest of 2 rungs. the last unit had 3 rungs. yes I can slide down lower adjusting the seat position but that also changes where my chest/shoulders line up in relation to the bar

reg. pullups, I prefer the easiest sort, using 2 prongs that stick straight out, meaning my arms are directly in front of me grabbing the prongs with palms facing in (toward each other). please no lectures about what's best, I'm 55 and this is what I like. anyway, while the gym was installing the new equipment the only unit available had wide grip palm forward bars. wow, I could only do 2 and they were very difficult. maybe I should do more of those, except I'm so used to the easy ones. the new equipment is set up now and so the easy ones are back but the prongs are wider apart and the sensation/movement is not the same

it seems like the overall geometry of the new gear is different that the last manufacturer and it's going to take some getting used to!

anyone experience similar situations?
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new stuff at the gym

new inclined bench geometry is very different than the last one, whole thing is lower to the ground, tough for an old geezer like me to get down and up from it, also the angle is different, more reclined and the bar is closer, even on the highest of 2 rungs. the last unit had 3 rungs. yes I can slide down lower adjusting the seat position but that also changes where my chest/shoulders line up in relation to the bar

reg. pullups, I prefer the easiest sort, using 2 prongs that stick straight out, meaning my arms are directly in front of me grabbing the prongs with palms facing in (toward each other). please no lectures about what's best, I'm 55 and this is what I like. anyway, while the gym was installing the new equipment the only unit available had wide grip palm forward bars. wow, I could only do 2 and they were very difficult. maybe I should do more of those, except I'm so used to the easy ones. the new equipment is set up now and so the easy ones are back but the prongs are wider apart and the sensation/movement is not the same

it seems like the overall geometry of the new gear is different that the last manufacturer and it's going to take some getting used to!

anyone experience similar situations?
A 15-30 degree incline is the best angle to really hit the chest. More than that, you're hitting the shoulders, and a standing overhead press will always be better to train shoulders anyway.
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I use the incline press for the upper chest and serratus anterior

for the other parts of the shoulder I do seated press with elbows forward, a standing lateral raise, and a seated backward pull
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