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BendtheBar 06-03-2011 01:37 PM

One Arm Dumbbell Press
 
How many of you have tried, or still use, a version of the standing or seated one arm dumbbell press?

MC 06-03-2011 01:59 PM

I do these seated but with both arms at the same time.

BendtheBar 06-03-2011 02:06 PM

I'm talking more about the pure one arm variety.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HbaApmpa-P.../s400/doug.jpg

Wlfdg 06-03-2011 02:10 PM

I do them standing.
Big fan of the Strongman Press and Bent Press as well!

big_swede 06-03-2011 02:24 PM

I do them on occasion but its fun you brought this up. Just read an article about "circus dumbbell" (thats what they are called over here in strongman comps) and it got me hooked, doing em tomorrow in the shed.

Aurik 06-03-2011 02:34 PM

Ignorant question here... Is there a functional difference between a "circus dumbbell" and a standard dumbbell of the same weight?

Trevor Lane 06-03-2011 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aurik (Post 141944)
Ignorant question here... Is there a functional difference between a "circus dumbbell" and a standard dumbbell of the same weight?

In strongman the grip is very thick:
http://www.strongmanverein.at/circus%20dumbbell.jpg

austin.j.taylor 06-03-2011 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aurik (Post 141944)
Ignorant question here... Is there a functional difference between a "circus dumbbell" and a standard dumbbell of the same weight?

The actual thickness and length make it so you cant press it as easily as a normal heavy DB.

I use these every couple weeks as a way to help hit those stabilizer muscles real hard. I love 1 arm presses in the 100-140 pound range. I think it also helps that connection between legs and arms in the push press.

BendtheBar 06-03-2011 07:49 PM

I started doing one arms last year. Much more fun for me than trying to swing two heavy dumbbells up.

IronManlet 06-03-2011 08:14 PM

I've done these before and quite enjoyed them. I think I'll be trying them out again tomorrow after some front squats.


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