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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by NoiSe, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. NoiSe

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    Are there any exercises that I should stay away from if I'm training in muay thai? I heard somewhere that flat bench pressing is not recommended for boxing/muay thai or is that complete bs?
     
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    Complete BS
     
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    you should definetly avoid bench press, after all what on earth would you use greater upper body strength for in MT?
     
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    I like 1 arm DB bench presses, do them on the floor or on a swiss ball. Awesome Core exercise
     
  5. Ted-P

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    Dumbbell Bench press with full range of motion.

    That should be perfectly fine.
     
  6. Wolverine

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    I have seen Frank Mir's workout and he does these. I need to give them a try.

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    tinker_190 Brown Belt

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    Not trying to thread-jack, but what is in Frank Mir's work out?
     
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    I have seen it about a year ago... forgot what health magazine. I will try to find it again.

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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Good to see you posting consistently again Wolv.
     
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    What up KK! Figured the forum doesn't need me anymore now they got you. Got to admit bro you are going a great job!

    Now back to finding that Mir workout...

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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Heh heh. I'm just someone the new guys who read studies without actually processing the information can hate on for my anti-mis-information taste. But it's the veterans like you that really bring this place some personality. Keep up the good work by all means.

    To contribute to the thread though, I have been under the impression that dumbbell presses are best done on incline or decline. I'm not a fan of swiss balls only because to me they represent every doof who thinks they're a trainer, lol, but I can see how the unsteady surface contributes. But do you think incline and declines would be optimal for these specific types of presses, as well as isolating parts of the pecs by turning inward/outward at various points in the lift?
     
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    Thanks bro!

    Maybe just to shock the muscles so you wont get used to your routine but I don't think I would continue to do this for more then a few weeks. Pretty much and dumbell workout will isolate your muscles.

    As for the one are dumbell press I have never tried it so I can't say anything about it. All I know is that Mir does them so they have to have some benefit.

    Still looking for the workout...

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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    A lot of Pro Bodybuilders swear by certain dumbbell workouts. Moreso than I thought. In one of the recent M&F or FLEX Magazines (they're basically the same damn magazine anywho), they did a special on bodybuilding's all-time top arms, and I was surprised that most every person up there was talking about building arms and higher-upper-body (chest, shoulders, arms and forearms, higher back) with various dumbbell exercises. Including a lot of shit I never heard, like one-arm side-ways preacher curls.
     
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    any dumbbell press with full range of motion..... normal bench restrics the motion...
     
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    Frank Mir actually has a good workout scheme.

    Impressive I say.
     
  17. Henacee

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    i think the reason behind lots of dumbell exercises is they work many stabalizing muscles
     
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    as well as isolating parts of the pecs

    Cannot isolate anything, only intergrate.

    Want more pec, do more declines
    want more delt, do more inclines.
     
  19. Ruick

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    whats wrong with benchpress?
     
  20. thomas87

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    There is nothing wrong with benchpresses. From what I see, they say use dumbells, 'cause they target the stabilizing muscles to a greater extent. If you want big pecs, do benchpresses with a wide grip. End of story :)
     

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