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    Incline, decline & flat bench press

    hello all,
    I don't really understand the difference between the incline, decline & flat bench presses & what r their purposes ?? I can exercise my chest muscle using only one of those exercises then why are there three of them ???

    ---sorry about the dump question, but I was wondering.
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    the positions don't work different parts of the chest, rather, they utilize different muscle groups more than others to stabilize
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    I think all 3 are good for working the chest, shoulders and triceps. I only do the flatbench.
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    Originally posted by eatdirt40
    i think incline is best for upper pectorial
    I wish I could work only my upper pectorial, but alas, I am a mere human. Have you had your lower pec removed surgically? If so, incline your way to a larger upper pec.

    Oh well, today is Sunday and I am going to work my outer biceps, I will hit the outer bicep on Thursday.
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    lol, geez guys, no need to bash and make fun of, just correct him.

    Eatdir40, there isn't a lower or upper pectoral muscle. There is the pectoral major and the pectoral minor, and both of them are worked in incline, decline, and flat.

    Pectoral Major: http://www.exrx.net/Muscles/PectoralisSternal.html

    Pectoral Minor:http://www.exrx.net/Muscles/PectoralisMinor.html
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    so, will I be fine & a good chest look if don't do the decline bench press ?? The problem is that my gym doesn't have a decline bench.
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    Decline bench is great for popping the heads off of people who do them without spotters and work till failure.
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    Originally posted by MusclesMan
    so, will I be fine & a good chest look if don't do the decline bench press ?? The problem is that my gym doesn't have a decline bench.
    As long as you do some press you'll be fine. Your entire chest will be worked regardless of the angle. The angle only determines what other muscles besides your chest will come into play.
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    I do flat, incline, and dips just for variety. Either one or all will affect your chest so just do what you can with what you have.
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    thanx
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