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    is decline bench press necessary

    do decline bench press give you a bigger chest as i am looking for mass

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    Any bench gives you chest.

    I like declines alot, feels alot more targetive.
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    Want mass? Eat more.

    If you're really looking for more chest, do DB bench and go heavy.

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    I've never done declines, I have no chest. Do the math

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    declines are a cool exersize for variation and they hammer your chest good + you can use more weight, im good for about 25 lbs more.
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    I personally dont like decline. Feels weird around my shoulders and it doesnt target my chest very well.

    But the extra weight does look nice

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    I have always done well with declines.

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    i think they are pretty good, but not necessary.
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    Not needed at all, unless you simply need another exersize so you can rotate. Flat's and inclines are sufficient.

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    To gain some mass on your chest try sticking to a compound movement (such as flat barbell bench press) and attempt to gain strength each workout (even if it's only 1 rep per set). Usually, performance increases will correlate with increased size in the 5-12 rep ranges. Stay away from the cable crossover, flies, and peck deck. Compounds are much more efficient mass builders than the isolations.

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    load up the weight to get a big chest.
    i havent done much decline mostly flat and can hit my chest pretty good.

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    decline is a good compound exercise, but it doesnt target your chest any better than a flat. in fact, it targets your chest a little more. when doing a decline press your shoulders are more involved than they are in a flat bench.

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    No one mentioned dips. A very good alternative...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk10k
    I've never done declines, I have no chest. Do the math
    You have no chest because you spend too much time playing guitar and not enough time on teh pecs.
    Best way to cheat on deadlifts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by -TIM-
    You have no chest because you spend too much time playing guitar and not enough time on teh pecs.
    Bleh, I work out my chest once a year and my legs every twelve hours! I'd hate to over train :P

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    ^^^

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    My gym doesn't have a decline bench I just make do with dips for lower chest.

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    never done decline
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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefrog
    My gym doesn't have a decline bench I just make do with dips for lower chest.
    yeah because flat bench definatly doesnt hit the lower chest
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    lol, where is the lower chest, anyway. Is that the upper set on the six pack? :P

    When I first started going to the gym (many moons ago) and I could only flat bench 165, for some reason, I could decline 225. I loved it, because I had more weight on the bar, but I honestly could not tell you WHY there was such a great disparity between my flat and my decline, nor do I know for sure which muscles are responsible. I had always assumed that decline bench brings lats more in to play than flat.

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    If I'm not mistaken, doesn't decline bench put more stress on your lats?
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    lats and shoulders in general
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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk10k
    Bleh, I work out my chest once a year and my legs every twelve hours! I'd hate to over train :P


    legs are awesome!
    Way down this road, in a gym far away, a young man was once heard to say, "I've repped high and I've repped low, No matter what I do my legs won't grow."

    He tried leg extensions, leg curls, and leg presses, too. Trying to cheat these sissy workouts he'd do. From the corner of the gym where the big men train, Through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

    Where the big iron rides high and threatens lives, Where the noise is made with big forty fives. A deep voice bellowed as he wrapped his knees, A very big man with legs like trees.

    Laughing as he snatched another plate from the stack, Chalking his hands and monstrous back, Said "Boy stop lying and don't say you've forgotten, Trouble with you is you ain't been SQUATTIN"

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    Quote Originally Posted by superjew18
    lats and shoulders in general


    i dont believe your correct on the shoulder being more invloved - think about it logically

    whats stronger your shoulder or chest? chest right


    so if you use your shoulder more in the lift than chest would it be less kinda like the incline??!??!?!?!?!


    im not big on declines so i've never really thought about what muscel it hits other then the chest- but its not shoulders
    Way down this road, in a gym far away, a young man was once heard to say, "I've repped high and I've repped low, No matter what I do my legs won't grow."

    He tried leg extensions, leg curls, and leg presses, too. Trying to cheat these sissy workouts he'd do. From the corner of the gym where the big men train, Through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

    Where the big iron rides high and threatens lives, Where the noise is made with big forty fives. A deep voice bellowed as he wrapped his knees, A very big man with legs like trees.

    Laughing as he snatched another plate from the stack, Chalking his hands and monstrous back, Said "Boy stop lying and don't say you've forgotten, Trouble with you is you ain't been SQUATTIN"

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    Decline bench doesn't hit shoulders more. Incline bench hits shoulders more (halfway between bench and military press ).

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