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NATUREBOY

I find that I am much stonger on pulling exercises than I am on pressing exercises.

Currently, for example, I am working with 240 lbs on seated rows (8-12 reps)but only 230 on bench press (8-12 reps).

Is this something to be concerned with? Anybody else experience this?
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Ryan Sergent

Indiana, USA

NATUREBOY,
I'm the same way when it comes to upper body. Your back is bound to be stronger than than the tris and shoulder. Maybe with the push exercises you quit before failure for fear of getting stuck under a loaded barbell. Are you using Machines?

Your leg press is weaker?! That is odd. I add 20 Lbs of weight every 7 days to the leg press. Just increase the weight anyway and see what happens. I don't worry about reps anymore and just focus on TUL. Good luck.

Ryan
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Ben_R

In what pulling exercise are you stronger than leg presses?

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NATUREBOY

Ben_R wrote:
In what pulling exercise are you stronger than leg presses?



That came out wrong...I don't have any pulling exercises stronger than my leg presses...please ignore.
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bill1

California, USA

That is not really much of a discrepancy if you think about it.

Bill

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NATUREBOY

Ryan Sergent wrote:
Maybe with the push exercises you quit before failure for fear of getting stuck under a loaded barbell. Are you using Machines?

Ryan


Actually, that is a very big phobia of mine so I try to workout only on machines whenever possible. When I was in High School, I got crushed when doing heavy barbell squats and almost broke my back. (Since then, I always double and triple check the safety stops are in place and absolutely will not squat without a spotter.) Anyway, I am fully comfortable going to failure while using these machines which I do 99.9% of the time, but I guess the phobia might still be subconcious.
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Ryan Sergent

Indiana, USA

NATUREBOY wrote:
Ryan Sergent wrote:
Maybe with the push exercises you quit before failure for fear of getting stuck under a loaded barbell. Are you using Machines?

Ryan

Actually, that is a very big phobia of mine so I try to workout only on machines whenever possible. When I was in High School, I got crushed when doing heavy barbell squats and almost broke my back. (Since then, I always double and triple check the safety stops are in place and absolutely will not squat without a spotter.) Anyway, I am fully comfortable going to failure while using these machines which I do 99.9% of the time, but I guess the phobia might still be subconcious.


Yea I know what you mean. About 15 years ago I dislocated my shoulder doing incline press w/a barbell. My spotter was our unit Doc so he instantly relocated it...So much for balistic training.

Ryan
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NeuroMass

NATUREBOY wrote:
I find that I am much stonger on pulling exercises than I am on pressing exercises.

Currently, for example, I am working with 240 lbs on seated rows (8-12 reps)but only 230 on bench press (8-12 reps).

Is this something to be concerned with? Anybody else experience this?



Of course. It's completely natural to be aa little stronger on some exercises and a little weaker on others. Thier could be million reasons for this and one of the main reason is the diffences in MECHANICAL LEVERAGE.

PEACE.
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