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8/29/11 2:59 P

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I did dumb bell chest flyes, too. I've done those with JM in the 30DS video & they work well!

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8/29/11 2:17 P

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I agree ....DB flies is what I had to do because I don't have access to a gym. I woul encourage you to become familiar with the cable machine. It can look scary and a pain to set up but SO worth it!

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8/29/11 1:37 P

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I had the exact issue with that too! I looked silly trying to make my own device at the gym haah but just decided to do chest flys. I think that's a fine subsitition!

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8/29/11 1:12 P

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Instead of doing the cable flies, just do regular chest flies with dumbells. Lay on your back on the bench, and hold a DB in each arm (for the cables, I've used 15# each cable, so for DB's I'd grab the 15's), and do a fly with your arms as you would in the video, just w/o the cables. :)

Upright chest press is a good machine for the same muscle group, though. But if you want to stick to essentially the same exercise, just do regular chest flies, no cables. :)

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8/29/11 1:01 P

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So, I just finished my day 1 workout and I was totally pumped to do it all *perfectly*. I watched all the how to videos to be sure I had it right, then went off to the gym with my worksheet and notes. However, I could not for the life of me manage to set up for flat bench cable flies. The two cable machines are way across the room from each other and I couldn't get it to go on one machine (spacing/angle were all wrong) so I substituted the upright chest press machine instead because it had a note on it that it works your chest/tri groups.

Any thoughts on this? Are there other substitutions you've had to make?

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