Restructuring approach to chest

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Jungledoc
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Re: Restructuring approach to chest

I sometimes do press with more weight on one end, and grip the bar a little off center closer to the heavy end. It feels balanced to me when I do this. We have a 15kg bar, roughly 33 pounds, and I try to get as close to even multiples of 5 as I can, so I'll put an extra 2.5 lb plate on one end. I just use it if someone else is using the 45lb bar.

Oscar_Actuary
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Re: Restructuring approach to chest

Or you can treat it like an off balance press and train the core more.
maybe

teafan
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Re: Restructuring approach to chest

My initial plan was to round all my calculations up to multiples of 5... 5 being the combined total of two of the lowest weights (2.5kg).

Incidentally, if anyone uses an Excel spreadsheet to calculate their lift % for 531 you can use the following fomula to round to the nearest "possible weight combination":

=MROUND(A1*65%,5)

This assumes your 1RM is in cell A1, you want to calculate 65% of that weight and the lowest weight combination is 5 (kg in this case). So, if you had 1.25kg plates you could amend that to:

=MROUND(A1*65%,2.5)

This isnt always required but its useful if you keep finding your calculations return inpossible weight combinations for your available equipment!