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    Importantce of decline press....

    It seems the decline press is left out a lot of chest routines I see; perhaps not a mandatory excersize, I have heard decline presses are really more useful to prioritize if you are lacking in lower pec development, however it gets hit hard with regular bench and whatnot. Is it really ok to leave decline presses out?

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    Decline press is redundant with PL-style flat bench press.

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    declines, FOR ME, hit the entire pec extremely hard, not many ppl use them
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    Declines are a regular part of my bench day. They have helped a lot. Whether that continues, we'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    Decline press is redundant with PL-style flat bench press.
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    There is not a lower pec. Declines are fine to leave out, they are fine to put in.
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    I thought declines hit the lower portion of the pectoralis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SsiK
    I thought declines hit the lower portion of the pectoralis?
    And the upper portion. You can't isolate either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    Decline press is redundant with PL-style flat bench press.
    What's a PL style bench press?

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    Not to be mean but have you Ever used the search button?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natetaco
    Not to be mean but have you Ever used the search button?
    Yep. Tried google too, aswell as google image. I find the search button just brings a load of threads up that mebbe have bench press in, but not PL bench press.
    Last edited by Nickthebassist; 06-20-2006 at 07:34 AM.

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