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2003/12/18 03:45:10 (permalink)

flat/incline benching

Does flat benching work your upper chest too, I mean enough to see good mass gains on your upper chest... I want to continue flat benching to get my poundage up, but I also want to do incline for a bigger upper chest, so im kinda stuck here. I am currently doing Frankie's 5x5 routine.
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    RE: flat/incline benching 2003/12/18 09:19:00 (permalink)
    does flat benching work.....


    YES. good luck with 5x5

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    RE: flat/incline benching 2003/12/18 09:45:54 (permalink)
    You can't isolate the parts of your chest, flat benching works them all, as does incline or decline. These exercises should be used for variety in certain programs to keep you from hitting a wall. I would stick with flat 5x5s for the time and maybe move to incline if you hit a plateu (or go to db presses).
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    RE: flat/incline benching 2003/12/18 12:06:12 (permalink)
    Flat and Incline bench presses are excellent. I always been a big fan of incline! When I do chest workout...I usually start with flat bench, followed by incline bench. The next time I workout, I start with incline press followed by flat bench.
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    RE: flat/incline benching 2003/12/18 12:31:39 (permalink)
    and if you want a big strong chest then you should do parallel dips
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    RE: flat/incline benching 2003/12/19 05:25:52 (permalink)
    lol I was doing dips till a couple months back when I tore some cartilidge... so im benching untill I can get it healed up, will probably be awhile yet.
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    RE: flat/incline benching 2003/12/19 14:31:19 (permalink)
    i start with flat bb and then incline db followed by weighted dips thats what works for me.
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    RE: flat/incline benching 2003/12/20 07:02:06 (permalink)
    Ozzy I just started adding dips right after Bench day, high reps on dynamic, low reps on ME. Im still sorting them out. BUT you mentioned parallel dips. Are you trying to stress the tricepts more? When I do them I lean forward and flare my elbows out. How do you do them and why?
    sets/reps/days

    God I just realized Im demanding...I just see us on an eye to eye and wondering what your thinking =)
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