Dennis James' Unique Lifts

Two years ago at the Mr. O, Dennis James announced his retirement. These are the exercises D.J. did during his career 
that most trainers don’t do.

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Dumbbell pullovers Every other week, D.J. liked to stretch out his upper body by kicking off his chest workout with this old favorite.

■ Incline bench pulldowns These front pulldowns were performed while lying on an incline bench set at 45 degrees and facing away from the weight stack.

■ One-leg extensions The Menace would warm up with two-leg extensions, but he finished off his quads by going unilateral.

■ Shrug machine rows These rows were done on a Hammer Strength shrug machine, facing away from the seatback. D.J.’s grip was parallel, and the motion went slightly forward to backward.

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