sure, they look cool......but, honestly, i think I can simulate the same thing just by putting my dumbells next to each other and doing the same thing.....i may get them one day, but, for now, i dont really see the point....lol
Post by goarmy2011 on Jan 15, 2008 20:53:14 GMT -5
Well you can get the dumbbells to "swivel". Just twist them while pushing them up. Or you can work the same muscles, and alot of your shoulders by holding the dumbbells at about a 45 degree angle and doing DB bench presses that way.
But possibly the best way to improve push ups/get stronger I just started a week ago. What you do is take a normal bench press. You do 10 sets, 10 reps. However you do NOT go all the way up, you only do half-presses. It takes some getting used to, but if you do it properly, you stop at the point your Triceps kick in, and then bring it back down to your chest. This creates constant stress, and breaks down the muscles quicker and with less chance of straining yourself too much. You also want to bring a spotter with you. If you start slowing down, have your spotter help you to keep the same pace. You won't get better as quickly if you strain yourself trying to push out two more slow reps, then if you do another 2 full sets with a little help.
This workout really works. It brought my bench up another 10 lbs for this exercise, which means about another 20lbs for a normal bench [4sets 10reps], and also means I can get another few push ups in for my APFT. If this keeps improving then hell, I'm not complaining.
This isn't the only thing I do when lifting though. Also work your triceps[considering this doesn't work them] and then of course the famous pull up, curls, etc.