The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Main Horizontal Pressing - HCT12

    Just a weird thing I noticed the other day. I've been doing the HCT-12 workout for about 5 weeks now, just completed my first deload cycle. This was my first week of starting over, and last night was my day 2 with benching.

    I stretched and warmed up as usual but as I was walking to the bench I thought maybe I'd give decline a go for the next 4 weeks instead of regular bench again. My last set for decline was 235x6 with clusters after. I don't know why but I get such a better pump and workout just doing decline over flat and I push a lot more weight and the movement just feels for comfortable as a whole.

    My question is, will doing decline over regular bench hurt me in the long run as far as muscle development? I don't think I'll do flat bench for a while. Working the chest is working the chest, plain and simple I'd assume. I'm sure I'm just over thinking the whole thing, but was just curious on why I get such a better workout/results doing decline over flat bench.

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    I think the reason you got more of a pump was it was a new exercise. Your body wasn't used to it. But incline, flat, or decline all works the same. The pectoral muscle is one group.
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