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    Decline bench..

    Just have to ask a question thats been bugging me for a while. Is decline bench really necessary? In about 99% of the chest routines that I have seen, I havent seen anyone with the decline bench press excersize. Is this because on regular bench press form you are supposed to arch your back slightly so you pretty much get your lower chest in flat bench? or no? anyone have any answers?

    O and the select few times I have tried decline I have found it MUCH easyer than flat bench and a whole lot easyer than incline.
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    Of course it is easier, and no, it is not required for anything.

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    Do a search.. There are many threads on this. There is no such thing as hitting your lower chest. It's just your chest as a whole. I find decline easier as well... That is probably because the very decreased ROM and other muscles that might come into play (not too sure about this)
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    Dips or decline work for me. Its nice to hit things at different angles time and time again
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    Decline has a lower range of motion and the angle at which you push is more natural with the flow of the chest.
    I like dips better though.

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    ^ what he said

    the angle of attack with decline press emphasizes your pecs more
    dips are similar, but at a better angle for your chest

    try it out if you want, but i'd stick to flat and incline and do weighted dips.... decline bench is a waste of time, imo
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    hahah ok thanks
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    Ronnie does decline in COR

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    Quote Originally Posted by imageD
    Ronnie does decline in COR
    Since when do we do what Ronnie does?
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