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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís 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?

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    Incline or Decline?

    I am choosing one and was wondering which one do you guys think is better Decline or Incline BenchPress?

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    Both.

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    My goal is to be big. And my chest routine is BenchPress,inc or dec,DB Flys,DB Press. I want to choose one so which one is better or are they the same?

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    I alternate each week, or each month. It would look something like this:

    Bench press (DB/BB swtich every so often): 3X8
    Bench incline/decline (switch every so often): 3X8
    Dips/cable flys (Switch every so often): 2X8

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    Try this routine:

    BB bench
    DB incline
    Weighted dips --or--

    DB Bench
    BB Incline
    DB Decline

    You don't need to do flyes.
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    I was never a big fan of decline...seems like an ego exercise to me. BG150 why do you think flies aren't necessary

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    Quote Originally Posted by CiteCollegiale
    I was never a big fan of decline...seems like an ego exercise to me. BG150 why do you think flies aren't necessary
    I'd rather do compoud movements when available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CiteCollegiale
    BG150 why do you think flies aren't necessary
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    Flies are a good exercise IMO.

    I'd do inclines and skip the declines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BG5150
    I'd rather do compoud movements when available.
    same, but flys are still fun

    i would go with incline press.

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    From what I understand incline tends to work the shoulders a bit while decline works the lats a little more. Someone can correct me if I'm mistaken.

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    i'd go with the alternate idea if u cant seem to fit them in together
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    Their is positive and negatives for both so i rotate them weekly or ill do one for a month then throw the other one in instead as a shock or maybe one random week ill miss flat bench and do incline and decline in the same workout just to confuse my body keep it interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dart
    I am choosing one and was wondering which one do you guys think is better Decline or Incline BenchPress?
    If I had to choose one of those, it would be incline. I guess I would probably do dips instead of decline bench press - though people who are very strong or very weak at dips might prefer decline I suppose.

    I'd be curious to hear why everyone feels the need to include incline and decline bench press in their training. Is it for variety? Do you think it hits the upper/lower pecs better? Do you feel they are more functional (than, for example, overhead presses or dips)?

    As a more general question, why do people include so many different chest exercises in a single training session?

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    i only do 3 exercises for a chest work out and the reason i change often or not often is that ive been told and believe it wether right or wrong that when you do something over and over again your body finds a way to use the least amount of effort for it so chopping and changing keeps your body working and also doing the same thing time and time again becomes tedius to me anyway. I may be wrong or their could be other reasons.
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    I've actually never even tried decline benching. am i missing anything?



    i do weighted dips though

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    Bigsethmeister you're not really missing out on much. I haven't done decline in months and have still seen excellent gains. Plus weighted dips should do the job anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsethmeister
    I've actually never even tried decline benching. am i missing anything?



    i do weighted dips though
    No they work the same part of the pec muscles. Dips just work the triceps more then decline i would say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsethmeister
    I've actually never even tried decline benching. am i missing anything?



    i do weighted dips though

    I think you're better off with dips.
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    I don't think they are comparable really. Decline hits your pecs far more than dips. Dips hit your tri's far more than decline's do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian Crippler
    I don't think they are comparable really. Decline hits your pecs far more than dips. Dips hit your tri's far more than decline's do.
    Depends on how you do the dips. Hand position, angle of body.
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    ....and width of grip. You want to hit your chest harder, spread those hands farther apart and lean into it, like MAX said.

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