Ok how necessary is it? I never decline bench.... i mean the chest is one muscle so what's the point?
It does emphasize the chest more than flat or incline. You can also do weighted dips as an alternative. IMO it's good to help break through a plateau or for variety, but not something that you need to do all the time.
yeah everyones opinion varies on this subject... i dont currently utilize it, but i have in the past and i would in the future... it has helped me in the past to push past a plateau, and its nice to change up the workout every now and then, and yes i have found it effective.
also bench pressing, whether flat or decline doesnt just train the chest. It hits a few other muscle groups as well mainly the TRICEPS.. and i find decline really hits my triceps!
Last edited by Roddy; 10-11-2006 at 06:00 PM.