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2014/10/03 13:00:07 (permalink)

Decline Press - Who does this ?

Hi All,
 
As per title, does anyone regularly do decline press ?
If you do, what benefits do you get from it over flat or incline ?
If you don't, why not ?
 
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Re: Decline Press - Who does this ? 2014/10/04 11:03:23 (permalink)
When I'm barbell benching I do tend to do decline as I personally find it pinches the shoulders less. 
 
That said flat DB benches seem fine. If flat is giving you issues go for decline and see how it works for you.
 
They both essentially work the same set of muscles despite what bro scientists might try and tell you about 'hitting the muscle from 56 different angles', so go with what is safest and most comfortable for you.
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Re: Decline Press - Who does this ? 2014/10/04 21:47:22 (permalink)
I personally steer clear of flat bench press as I've seen too many pec tears from this exercise. I believe incline on the lowest incline and decline are the best movements for chest development. My prefered is decline as I am strongest in this movement.
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Re: Decline Press - Who does this ? 2014/10/06 08:10:04 (permalink)
I find myself stronger with the decline press so I tend to favour this.  Many years ago when I first discovered the press (changed gyms that had a decline bench) I was convinced my lower chest developed from this exercise.  In reality, I was just working my Chest harder because I liked the movement and got chest growth in general.
 
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Re: Decline Press - Who does this ? 2014/10/06 08:23:50 (permalink)
The decline bench in my gym has the worst leg pads. Just can't adjust them to find a comfortable stable position so I have ditched decline completely. Flat and incline press and dips are my staple chest movements now.
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Re: Decline Press - Who does this ? 2014/10/06 08:35:29 (permalink)
 
 
Cheers for your input guys, going to give decline a bash this week. Not done this exercise in years (not since the time that everyone did Flat, Incline and Decline in one session to hit all areas of the chest !!!)
 
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Re: Decline Press - Who does this ? 2014/10/18 17:27:37 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Yogi Bear 2014/11/25 06:24:13
Try dips if you're having a hard time with bench press. You may like the declines however! As above find which exercises suit you.

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Re: Decline Press - Who does this ? 2014/11/08 10:13:41 (permalink)
Would stay away from decline BB Press and stay with weighted dips, more to gain IMO.
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Re: Decline Press - Who does this ? 2014/11/08 10:46:22 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Yogi Bear 2014/11/25 06:25:09
the reason most people are stronger with the delcine is because it is less range of motion.
and if you perform the barbell flat bench correctly your shoulders shouldnt 'pinch' as long as your focusing on progressive overload tension you will increase muscle size regardless angle of the bench.
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Re: Decline Press - Who does this ? 2014/11/13 02:06:35 (permalink)
Dips give a naturally declined position.  For some it's tougher on the shoulders though.  But on the pro side, with dips there's less risk of decapitation.
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