09-23-2005, 04:32 AM #1
Decline bench press bad for chest growth?
Just a question...
I've heard different things about the same arguement...
I'm looking to get the biggest and best shaped chest possible...
Not to mention I am bulking and going for mega mass...
I've heard that decline bench press is bad for growing ur chest, but than I heard that is great for shaping your chest...
What's the deal with this? Is it better to add this to chest day or take it out??
09-23-2005, 10:59 AM #2Junior Member
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I have had great success with decline bench. it essentially focuses on your lower chest, i think adding it to your chest routine will give you some great gains, but dont' get stuck on it, always switch up your chest workouts, i try and do something different in my workout every week.
09-23-2005, 01:48 PM #3Banned
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Going for shape eh? Well actually thats not possible. Your genetics dictates your muscle shape, all you can do is work them and they will grow the way they are going to grow.
Doing decline will stimulate the bottom of your chest more and encourage growth at the same time. Growth IS SHAPE.
Dips are better than decline, so drop decline. Dips with the elbows flared out leaning forward slightly put more emphasis on the lower pec by taking out both the shoulders and the triceps by leaning forward more.
09-23-2005, 05:10 PM #4Originally Posted by Flexor
09-24-2005, 02:16 AM #5Originally Posted by kaptainkeezy04
Last edited by S.P.G; 09-24-2005 at 07:46 AM.
09-24-2005, 05:54 AM #6
yeh weighted dips are the way to go!!
09-24-2005, 09:13 PM #7Originally Posted by JerzeyBoy
09-24-2005, 11:13 PM #8
stress the muscle
feed the muscle
rest the muscle..
repeat.. that's all you need..
I do decline as an add on ..
that is i will do 3 different exercises for the incline.. (dont do flat anymore)
and throw decline in after 6 weeks to change the routine..The answer to your every question
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09-24-2005, 11:18 PM #9Originally Posted by JerzeyBoy
that's why many bodybuilders consider incline bench presses to be the most important chest movement and the one that should be first in most chest routines. it harder to grow the upper chest because you can't go as heavy on incline presses.
09-25-2005, 12:07 AM #10
i personally everyweek, switch my chest workout, from flatbench to incline. to flat bench to DIPS!!!! that way your hitting both upper and lower equally, untill you have well developed pectoral growth, this would be good for most
09-25-2005, 05:17 AM #11New Member
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I personally never do decline. I will rotate between incline and flat bench each week as robkesl does. I like to concentrate more on my upper pecs cause it's slower to respond. I get plenty of lower pec work with flat bench and dips.
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