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  • #16
    I assumed (wrongly I see) that maybe she thought I was putting my legs over the end instead of off to the sides. It's way too long to do that and still reach the bar, at my height anyway.

    I don't post pics online :-)
    I will just keep using the plates since its not a problem. They are those 30+ lb ones.

    Thank you

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    • #17
      Maybe you've got a hip flexibility problem. If the bench is not a normal height I'd replace it.

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      • #18
        Would you know off hand what is normal?

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        • #19
          I've been in lots of gyms for lots of years, and I've sure never seen anyone unable to put their feet on the ground. This seems...weird.

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          • #20
            I grew up around weights, dad and all brothers lift. This is the first time I've had this problem. (not that I lifted before now, but I would pretend as a child) I don't know. The measurement from floor to top if the bench is 19 1/2 inches. Normal?

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            • #21
              The bench I use is 17" from floor to top of the padded part.

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              • #22
                So it's too tall... That stinks

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                • #23
                  I got mine from Amazon last year, and I think it's the same one that RichMahogany has. Use the plates.

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                  • #24
                    I'm short, too short to flat foot the ground on our bench. Instead, I maneuver to where I can flat foot onto the bench's U- shaped front foot (under where you attach the preacher's pad.) Would that work for you? The plates are fine, just trying to save you a step.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
                      I'm short, too short to flat foot the ground on our bench. Instead, I maneuver to where I can flat foot onto the bench's U- shaped front foot (under where you attach the preacher's pad.) Would that work for you? The plates are fine, just trying to save you a step.
                      Her bench probably doesn't have that.
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
                        Her bench probably doesn't have that.
                        I wasn't sure, which is why I offered it as an alternative.
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                        • #27
                          Would that be a pad for doing curls? I have that.

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                          • #28
                            I will try that

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by umm7 View Post
                              I will try that
                              Probably too narrow for proper foot positioning anyway, but give it a shot. If that doesn't work, keep using the plates on the floor. Remember, butt stays on the bench, but visualize "squatting the weight up" (I think that's Wendler's phrase)
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                              • #30
                                There are two pads there, for leg presses I guess. Im not tall enough to do that with safety. Thanks for the idea though. I have been leaving the plates there, too big to lift off the rack and to the floor every time I want to lift anyway.

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