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    Anyone have any experience with this bar. With my shoulder still in rehab Im thinking this could be a good addition to the bench press. It gets some good reviews online. Anyone here have one?

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    It's a cambered football bar. Same instability in the grip problem, along with a longer ROM around the shoulder to cause joint capsule problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    It's a cambered football bar. Same instability in the grip problem, along with a longer ROM around the shoulder to cause joint capsule problems.
    Im back to light bench, some incline but not really able to go to 200# without pain. My barbell press is at 65# but its really not enough weight. Trying to figure out some way to add weight without too much pain.

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    Try partial presses in the rack from a position just above your forehead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Try partial presses in the rack from a position just above your forehead.
    My bad... I miss spoke. My barbell press is just fine. Just finished 160# 3x5. No pain in the press at all. The pain is in the flat bench.

    I am dumbell bench pressing at 65# @ 3x10+ in each hand. If I go higher than that I tend to get a bit unstable and can tweak my shoulder.

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    The instability doesn't cause you to question the use of the dumbbells for your injured shoulder? Use a close grip on the bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    The instability doesn't cause you to question the use of the dumbbells for your injured shoulder? Use a close grip on the bar.
    Not at 65#, but any higher yes.

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    What is the point in using the same 65-pound dumbbells every time you train?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    What is the point in using the same 65-pound dumbbells every time you train?
    Of course... thus my question about a neutral grip bar. Will a neutral grip bar be different than a narrow grip barbell? You seem to say no.

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    I've told you that a neutral grip bar is unstable in the hands. If that doesn't present a problem for your injured shoulder, go ahead and spend the money.

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