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    What's a good dumbbell bench?

    I can get around 40-45 pound dumbells? I tried 50 but I can only do reps on 5 at max with those, probably for about 3 sets. Is this good, or do I still have a long ways to go?
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    Originally Posted by ParapaTheRaper View Post
    I can get around 40-45 pound dumbells? I tried 50 but I can only do reps on 5 at max with those, probably for about 3 sets. Is this good, or do I still have a long ways to go?
    For weighing 127, thats not bad. As long as youre making progress, that's the most important thing. Definitely keep pushing yourself, try going up in weight every 2 weeks or so to push yourself. Some people can also stack a ton of weight on bench, but not do as much on dumbbell press and vice versa, everyone is different. I usually rep a couple sets of dumbbell press at my own bodyweight, that might be a good goal for you to set. Good luck!
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    A good dumbell bench is a weight that you can perform with perfect form that also provides enough tension to promote a result conducive to your goals.

    Don't worry about what other people think is "good".
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    respectable and stronger than most people will ever be i would say 65s or 70s is really solid

    try some drop sets with those 50s if you arent already

    but yeah for your weight your doin good
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    Work the muscle, not the weight. Ensure progression and profit (If your looking to gain size that is)
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    Originally Posted by ThatGuy227 View Post
    Work the muscle, not the weight. Ensure progression and profit (If your looking to gain size that is)
    This. For hypertrophy and bodybuilding purposes, a good dumbbell bench is the one that makes your chest grow.
    SQ 2x150kg BP 95kg DL 190kg OHP 60kg @ 70kg

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    The noob effect, as explained by Greg Everett: "You take someone who's totally sedentary and you can get 'em stronger by making them pick their nose vigorously for an hour a day."

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    Originally Posted by ThatGuy227 View Post
    Work the muscle, not the weight. Ensure progression and profit (If your looking to gain size that is)
    Exactly. It is the mind to muscle connection that matters, not the mass of the dumbbell.
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