Join TSR now for chat about life, relationships, fashion and more…Sign up now
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    I tore my meniscus doing them

    On further research theirs a lot of coaches etc who want them banned

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Sucks man


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Reps4Jesus)
    Agreed.

    One of my friends seriously injured his knee on them despite doing fairly light (55kg)

    Bit of a Mickey Mouse exercise to be honest..


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    they are a good exercise to put on mass in the legs(just don't go too heavy or you can snap up some ****), I did do squats but have stopped doing them recently due to lower back. I've got some good gains in the legs doe.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by a10)
    they are a good exercise to put on mass in the legs(just don't go too heavy or you can snap up some ****), I did do squats but have stopped doing them recently due to lower back. I've got some good gains in the legs doe.
    Re: squats, have you tried a belt? I'm starting to have some lower back pain recently too


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Squirb)
    Re: squats, have you tried a belt? I'm starting to have some lower back pain recently too


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Nope does the belt help reduce it? I notice I have more lower back pain after shoulder workouts. I have been addressing good form, but I searched it online and apparently any kind of shoulder presses causes strain on the lower spine/lower back.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by a10)
    Nope does the belt help reduce it? I notice I have more lower back pain after shoulder workouts. I have been addressing good form, but I searched it online and apparently any kind of shoulder presses causes strain on the lower spine/lower back.
    I'm not sure, I was going to ask you, but it might do

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • TSR Support Team
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by a10)
    they are a good exercise to put on mass in the legs(just don't go too heavy or you can snap up some ****), I did do squats but have stopped doing them recently due to lower back. I've got some good gains in the legs doe.
    Theres far better ways of putting on size on your legs than leg extensions, lunges, split squats etc. I never went heavy on them yet visit snap city.... They're a daft unnatural movement

    Lower back pain on squats is often mobility linked, increase your flexibility and foam roll your legs and thoracic spine.

    Proper belts are indicated in lower back pain for many people btw

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    30kg in each hand means a one plate bench

    Welcome to the non ***** weight bench crew

    Next stop valid opinion crew

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Does it? I could do over 30kg per hand (35kg if I recall) incline benching over a year ago. I don't think I could've done 100kg back then. I guess it carries over better for some but I found barbell requires you to be tighter and a bit more technique. I always found barbell benching easier but my chest developed too quickly compared to everything else so I laid off it for around 10 months. Basically, to get better at barbell benching you gotta barbell bench
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by silent ninja)
    Does it? I could do over 30kg per hand (35kg if I recall) incline benching over a year ago. I don't think I could've done 100kg back then. I guess it carries over better for some but I found barbell requires you to be tighter and a bit more technique. I always found barbell benching easier but my chest developed too quickly compared to everything else so I laid off it for around 10 months. Basically, to get better at barbell benching you gotta barbell bench
    he said 1 plate not 2 plate
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by illusionz)
    he said 1 plate not 2 plate
    Cannot read. That feel when you typed bull**** about something that never happened...
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by a10)
    Nope does the belt help reduce it? I notice I have more lower back pain after shoulder workouts. I have been addressing good form, but I searched it online and apparently any kind of shoulder presses causes strain on the lower spine/lower back.
    Do you use decent form and squeeze your glutes as hard as possible when pressing? Takes the stress off your lower back.

    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    Theres far better ways of putting on size on your legs than leg extensions, lunges, split squats etc. I never went heavy on them yet visit snap city.... They're a daft unnatural movement

    Lower back pain on squats is often mobility linked, increase your flexibility and foam roll your legs and thoracic spine.


    Proper belts are indicated in lower back pain for many people btw

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    My belt helped my lower back troubles, go figure.
    • TSR Support Team
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Scoobiedoobiedo)
    My belt helped my lower back troubles, go figure.
    Depends on what your back problem is tbh.
    Anecdotally a lot of guys who use a full belt all the time complain of back pain all the time.
    I know a fact a belt would worsen my back problem.
    You use a fabric belt if I remember?

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    Depends on what your back problem is tbh.
    Anecdotally a lot of guys who use a full belt all the time complain of back pain all the time.
    I know a fact a belt would worsen my back problem.
    You use a fabric belt if I remember?

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Mine is just pumps, the belt helps. I can imagine if you have actual spine trouble then a belt will make things worse.

    Yeah, it's pretty much the same as this:

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    30/6/14

    Dumbbell flat bench - 27.5kg (6,6,6,6) PB
    T bar rows - 72.5kg (5,5,5,5,5) PB
    DB split squats - 17.5kg (8,8,8)
    Shrugs - 82.5kg (3x8) PB then 70kg (3x8)
    Tricep pushdowns
    Incline hammer curls - 12.5kg (6,5) 10kg (7)

    T bar rows are starting to get quite tough.
    Realised my rom on the decline dumbbell press wasn't great so tried flat today with a good rom. Feels good.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    Nice PBs.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Scoobiedoobiedo)
    Nice PBs.
    Cheers scoobs.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    those incline hammer curls are amazing, sick pump.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by AreebWithaHat)
    those incline hammer curls are amazing, sick pump.
    Agreed man.

    Couldn't even fix my hair after my last set of them because my bicep was so pumped :P


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • TSR Support Team
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Reps4Jesus)
    Agreed man.

    Couldn't even fix my hair after my last set of them because my bicep was so pumped :P


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Mate.......

    smh
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    Mate.......

    smh
    I kid

    Although sometimes one wee hair likes to flop down from my waxed up fringe lol


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Reps4Jesus)
    Agreed man.

    Couldn't even fix my hair after my last set of them because my bicep was so pumped :P


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    das it

    gotta look fiiiiiinneee for the brahs
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: October 23, 2014
Poll
If you won £30,000, which of these would you spend it on?
Useful resources

Quick link:

Unanswered fitness blogs threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.