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    Hello All! I'm not able to put my feet flat on the ground. Instead I have stacked plates (weights) so that I won't be on my tippy toes. Is that ok?

  • #2
    How tall are you?

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    • #3
      5'6"

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      • #4
        Are you on a really high bench? I'm 5'4" and have no difficulty placing my feet flat on the ground.

        My journal

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        • #5
          Yes, it's an Olympic (brothers words) bench and not adjustable. Am I ok doing that?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by umm7 View Post
            Hello All! I'm not able to put my feet flat on the ground. Instead I have stacked plates (weights) so that I won't be on my tippy toes. Is that ok?
            1. You must have really short legs
            2. Yup. Using plates is fine. Use big ones (I suggest the 35's, since they have no other legitimate use) so they don't slide.
            The Champagne of Beards

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            • #7
              Honestly I have long legs. Not sure why it's like that. We have another bench and I don't have that problem but it doesn't have a place to use a bar for benching. Am I sitting wrong?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by umm7 View Post
                Am I sitting wrong?
                Can't see you from here
                The Champagne of Beards

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                • #9
                  Lol I guess not.

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                  • #10
                    U have watched a ton of videos and my brother lift. It feels right, looks right. Maybe my bench is weird.

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                    • #11
                      I have watched. Typo, sorry

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                      • #12
                        I am 5'4" and have short legs, but I have no trouble putting my feet flat on the floor. Do your legs go off the end of the bench, or do you have them open to the sides?

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                        • #13
                          Open off the sides

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                          • #14
                            It's a very long bench

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by umm7 View Post
                              It's a very long bench
                              Length of the bench shouldn't matter. That's why eKatherine asked if you were opening them out to the sides or dangling them off the end. Why not get into position and have someone take a photo and we can see what you're doing with these long legs you claim to have?
                              The Champagne of Beards

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