View Full Version : Decline Bench (any advantage in this over flat bench)

01-26-2004, 05:53 PM
...besides trying to be the big cool guy in the gym lifting a higher weight than you can do on flat bench? I'm not considering doing it, I just noticed how all the show-offs love this exercise in my gym.

Saturday Fever
01-26-2004, 06:42 PM
Decline gives you better leverage, typically. I wouldn't do it much for an ME lift, but I would definitely use it as an accessory lift. Maybe after your ME or DE work, do 5x5 on decline with as much as you can handle for 5 reps. Would be a mighty fine way to help yourself out.

01-26-2004, 08:14 PM
If you use a big arch, decline will give you a good carryover. I believe metal militia does it as one of their primary lifts, as they emphasize the arch.

Livin Truth
01-26-2004, 09:03 PM
hmm sounds good, also works lower chest nicely, I think ill add this into chest day..LT

01-27-2004, 01:15 PM
Livin truth, they are going to rip you to shreds over that "lower chest" thing. I would put on a flame retardant suit if I were you.


01-27-2004, 01:22 PM

01-27-2004, 05:29 PM
LOL! awesome pic

01-28-2004, 12:05 PM
I think there are a bunch of links in hulk's sig relating to the lower/upper chest thing; I'd check those out. They're also pretty funny, lots of anger.

Paul Stagg
01-28-2004, 12:40 PM
It's a kinder, gentler WBB now. No flames. No arguing.

Otherwise, I agree with SF.