Okay who here has read or heard about the man droopie boob caused by lots of flat benching? If you have, you've probably been told that you should do incline more.
Aside from all this, don't we all know and love dips? Fabulous chest exercise. There's one thing though, doesn't this exercise work the same as the flat bench and thus put more stress on the minor pec rather than upper just like the flat bench.
If this is true, then how can we praise the dips yet frown at the flat bench for it's man droopie boobie effects?
03-26-2009, 11:31 AM #1
Dips, Flat Bench, and droopie man boobs
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dips will work the lower portion of your chest because it mimics the decline bench movement. flat bench will work your upper and lower chest equally. and for upper chest development id recommend doing military press rather then adding in another bench exercise. military press, flat bench press and dips will give you a full chest exercise as well as triceps and shouldersThe man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
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OP....Who the hell is saying flat bench gives men "droopie boobie effects"?
If anything it will build muscle across the entire chest domain. Incline and Dips simply emphasize the upper and lower portion for better overall symmetrical development.
I'm with Al...You are confusing fat/gyno problems with muscle building exercises.
03-27-2009, 05:54 AM #10
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"Man Boobs" have nothing to do with performing bench presses. They're an issue of either excess bodyfat, or a hormonal imbalance.No brain, no gain.
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03-27-2009, 06:30 AM #11
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i think i know where the OP is coming from, like low pecs where they are flat on the upper portion and kind of tear drop down from a side perspective. dont do really heavy weight on decline bench focus on flat and upper bench and higher reps for decline so it doesnt droop/bulge on at the bottom
i think thats what your on about~?!?!no pain no gain
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03-27-2009, 08:28 AM #13
Ok I just to have to comment here cause this at least happened to me, so it def is possible!!
Back when I started, for the first year or so, if not more, I only did flat press and no incline (and dips as well). And I did get that horrible saggy look to my pecs... I mean I really didn't like the look of me without a T-shirt!! Now I think calling them man boobs would definitely be going a little overboard. They weren't droopy or anything.
I don't like the word droopy cause that implies that they are actually hanging etc. It wasn't fat, I mean the lower section of my pecs were built out with a bit of muscle and weren't hanging or anything. It was just that since the upper part wasn't built out nearly as much it created the illusion of them being saggy.. That tear drop comparison from the side is good.
The upper area of my chest still needs a lot of development but I think I'm finally over the horrible "saggy look" now at least
But as a result I strictly avoid flat presses. I like doing dips, so I think the dips combined with other incline movements is good enough for an overall chest workout (especially while I'm now still trying to pump out my upper chest to catch up with the lower area)
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