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    DB Fly...worth doing??

    I'm currently doing db bench, db incline and db flies. I don't see many routines or many of you doing/talking about flies too much. What are your opinions on db flies? Worth doing?
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    Really depends on alot of things. Most people on the sight will tell you to shy away from them and advocate heavy pushing, I am much the same, DB pressing will activate your pecs more then you need to.

    Also... they aint very friendly on ye old rotator cuff.
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    ill vouch for the rotator cuff hazard
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    Meh. I have SERIOUS problems with my rotator cuff and I have been doing them lately, just to see how it goes. They haven't been irritating it too much and I really feel them working my chest when I do them more than anything else. I feel like they are important to my routine, but it all depends on how you feel while doing them, everyone is different.
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    Flies are annoying as hell, always flying around and landing on my food when I'm trying to eat. I try to avoid them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brihead301 View Post
    Flies are annoying as hell, always flying around and landing on my food when I'm trying to eat. I try to avoid them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    ill vouch for the rotator cuff hazard
    I will to! I injured my rotator cuff pitching in highschool, And I can maybe do 30-35lbs DP

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    To me, flyes are kickbacks for the chest. You must use such a light weight since you are at a mechanical disadvantage.

    I do, however, use flyes as a stretching exercise with moderate weight, but it's not part of my lifting regimen.
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    I think flys are just fine for those who it doesn't bother the shoulders. they should not replace your heavy compound pressing movements, but can be added in quite nicely for hypertrophy specific work.

    the last time I did them I used the 80's for 3 sets of 8 after my heavy pressing for the day was done. i do them in a manner where my arms are still fairly bent, not straight out like you see a lot of people do them

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    i really like cable crossovers instead of flys

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    For what it's worth, the action of Pec Major is to abduct the arm with medial rotation of the humerus....
    when some do a fly they tend to laterally rotate the arm...injury

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