I've been looking at upgrading my home equipment, getting a new Power rack and bench. Just about everyone said getting a FID bench was a waste of time, better to get a flat bench or a flat to incline bench
so what's the deal with decline exercises ? are they worthwhile ? or only if your at a high level and want that extra bit of refinement ?
I'm a lower intermediate level trainee.
12-02-2012, 02:31 PM #1
Decline Exercises - Waste of Time ?
12-02-2012, 04:05 PM #2
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I'm not a fan, but decline angles definitely have their place. I would prioritize a flat/incline bench over one that goes decline as well if cost is a concern, though.Bodybuilding is 60% training and 50% diet. Yes that adds up to 110%, because that's what you should be giving it. Change the inside, and the physique will follow.
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If you can get a quality flat/incline/decline bench for around the same price as a flat/incline bench, I'd take the bench that allows you to go decline. Why limit your options on what you can do if you don't have to?SQ 2x150kg BP 95kg DL 190kg OHP 60kg @ 70kg
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12-02-2012, 05:14 PM #8
For me absolutely not.
We all vary but Decline overhead tricep extensions and decline barbell bench moves are staples in my training. Ab moves can be nice as well.
I'd go for the FID any day over a limitation. You never know when you'll get bored of a training style anyway (or maybe want to do some chest moves less stress on your shoulders) You may want to throw in some decline moves and won't have it. Unless its a budget issue, may as well pay for the flexibility.
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