What muscle group is specifically trageted with decline bench? I know chest, but does it target a particular part of the pecs more than flat and incline?
i'm pretty sure this works your lower chest, i'm not sure about it being a good muscle building exercise or not.Originally Posted by Thunderstorm
it works your pectoralis major at a different angle than incline/flat, thats about it.
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I always think of it like this:
Incline works more shoulder because the angle is more like a shoulder press
Decline is more like a dip..just another way of targeting the chest.
Does decline use more triceps? I've never done it before but flat bench doesn't bother my triceps much but dips do.
For a chest exericse, where does it rank as being an effective one?
Right up there with flat bench, 2 degree incline bench, 8 degree incline bench, 22 degree incline bench, dips, db press, and anything else.
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It targets your fifth calf muscle.
dips will target more of your triceps depending on how much of a forward lean you have... if you do dips correctly for bench then your triceps shouldnt be any more involved than any other chest press
make sure you lean WAY forward
i use it rarely, i dont think it works that great, most people do dips instead. but try its good to switch things up sometimesOriginally Posted by Thunderstorm
"I feel that a properly executed decline press is the best way to press. Sadly most peoples don't perform the decline press properly (they bring the bar down to low on the pecs, shortening the range of motion. The bar should be brought down to the upper chest region with the elbows more flared out than during a regular bench press)."
If you do declines like that, they are an incredible pec exercise.