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    I just got back to lifting in Dec. And set a goal of CT 's bench record for my age 67 and weight 222 bracket. I currently use 65-90 dumbbells 12 reps each as a warm up. Then switch to barbell to get to a goal of 260 x 6 which will get me to 312 max as a starting point on my way to 356. My question is am I using to much dumbbells as a warm up.

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    Originally Posted by fiftyfive-half View Post
    I just got back to lifting in Dec. And set a goal of CT 's bench record for my age 67 and weight 222 bracket. I currently use 65-90 dumbbells 12 reps each as a warm up. Then switch to barbell to get to a goal of 260 x 6 which will get me to 312 max as a starting point on my way to 356. My question is am I using to much dumbbells as a warm up.

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    Thor
    Technically yes, but with your variables it's dependant on how your elbows and shoulders feel post workout and the next day.

    I hope you're starting with some kind of non/minimal weight bearing warmup of at least 5 minutes. Then DB's 40's or less for 12. 65's you could do 12. 90's I would do 5.

    My recommendation would be then 185, 225 x 5, 275 x 3, then carefully test 1RM's with a spotter to see where you're at.
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    Originally Posted by Bando View Post
    Technically yes, but with your variables it's dependant on how your elbows and shoulders feel post workout and the next day.

    I hope you're starting with some kind of non/minimal weight bearing warmup of at least 5 minutes. Then DB's 40's or less for 12. 65's you could do 12. 90's I would do 5.

    My recommendation would be then 185, 225 x 5, 275 x 3, then carefully test 1RM's with a spotter to see where you're at.
    Thanks for the reply. I'll try your recommendation.

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