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ANGELIQUE747 Posts: 38
12/2/09 12:32 P

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I can see where that makes sense. It's probably dangerous to not have your back straight. Just checking. Seems like all the crap I used to do with "barbie" weights and resistance bands taught me bad habits. :) Plus I know form is super important and I dont' want to be the person who looks like they don't know what they're doing! Thanks for your help

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12/2/09 8:49 A

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Traditionally, DB presses are performed with the feet under the shoulder just in terms of overall balance and stability (the support of your legs is directly under the weight you are pressing; this is more important if you are lifting very heavy weights).... but if you can perform them with good form and stability with your feet positioned the way you described, go for it.

Personally, when I'm lifting heavy, I don't think the foot in front of one another would feel as stable.
I do use the foot in front of one another when at the gym and using the cables to perform an overhead triceps press. The form fits the "function" of what I'm doing.

Do you find the positioning you mentioned more comfortable for you with DB presses? Is there a reason you do not like the shoulder width stance? Just curious.
THANKS!
Sue

Edited by: ONEAGLESWINGS at: 12/2/2009 (08:50)
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ANGELIQUE747 Posts: 38
12/1/09 5:39 P

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No but one in front of the other instead of side by side.

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12/1/09 4:32 P

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Do you mean have your feet wider than shoulder witdth apart?
If that is what you are asking, I don't see that it would be a problem. The important thing is that you feel stable, and well grounded with your center of gravity.
Keep you core tight, and watch upper body form, and you should be fine.

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ANGELIQUE747 Posts: 38
12/1/09 4:23 P

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Can you offset your feet doing shoulder presses with DBs or is that bad form?

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