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    what do you think about decline benching?

    Is it based on the individual?

    Just about every guy in my gym suggested that I completely abandon the decline bench press. However, the bottom part of my chest is not out as much as I would like. I took their advise and stuck to flat, incline, flys etc. and I still did not see a difference in my lower pec. I decided to go add decline back in and after only 5 session I noticed a great difference so I was like hell what they say the shit works or at lease from what I’ve experienced.

    Do you guy neglect the declines also?

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    Decline bench and dips are still the best two exercises for the lower chest!

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    decline chest isn't a staple exercise for me, but i do it ocassionally. i often do dips however, which i feel sufficently targets my lower chest

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    this should be in teh workout forum...

    I don't do decline bench. Dips and cable cross work my lower pecs enough.

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    Do dips super-seted with crossovers done on the low pulleys.Also decline flyes and decline presses to the neck.Cardio & diet also .Concentrae on form rather than weight and squeeze the pecs at the top of the exercise.

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    What do I think? I think this is in the wrong forum

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    Yea i put in declined every other week or so

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    I hit it with the cables, I'll do cable flyes & then I'll do a pressing movement with the cables also so I can feel it specifically.

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    Wrong forum, but I do dips every week.

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    i like decline dumbbells. I can really squeeze tight together at top and try to isolate lower chest. Like everyone else...dips and crossovers too!

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    My opinion on decline is simple...it depends on the individual's genetics and what they are trying to accomplish, however I stick to flat and incline as these have been the cornerstone for overall chest growth in my routine.

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    If you are lacking lower chest then definately do it, in my new gym we dont have a decline bench and damn i miss it it really helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go Time
    My opinion on decline is simple...it depends on the individual's genetics and what they are trying to accomplish, however I stick to flat and incline as these have been the cornerstone for overall chest growth in my routine.
    This to is how I am...use to do declines every other wk., but my lower chest just seems to grow faster than the upper so now I don't do declines (get the lower from dips) and work harder on inclines right now since this is where I need it most.

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    Sometimes i feel silly when i do decline bench, feel all off balenced.

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    I think, like a lot of others have said, it's good to evaluate what parts of your chest needs the most work. For me, my lower chest is fairly thick, but my upper has always lacked in both size and strength. I focus on incline movements, and toss in decline every few weeks.

    I've always liked decline (feels like it's easier) but have always hated incline...you have to prioritize what you need, despite what you might like doing...

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    i like to do my decline bench close grip.

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