I find that decline pressing is completely useless. Its too redundant with pressing movements and you hit your lower chest just by taking a slightly wider grip with flat bench anyway. Anyone else cut declines out of their routine?
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Even in that thread that was linked, there was no scientific evidence quoted, so I'm going to stick with my feelings on decline bench - it's useless. For me, it seems like an exercise in ego simply because most people can bench much more at that angle. I only do my bench press exercises either flat or inclined.Memento Mori
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i do powerlifting competitions too but im mainly bodybuilder. so for me that question is out of question. I also believe that if you use and arch (powerlifter wise) your lower pecs will be hit hard. my chest routine is:
some cable exercise
are there any pros using declines? i saw some of cutlers film and
his chest routine, he didnt do any decline presses at all. the reason i take pros as example is that i find them fairly experienced and muscular.
07-07-2005, 07:28 AM #18
No exercise is useless if performed properly.
Seriously if you ever do a set but dont feel the muscle that you are supposed to be hitting then you arent doing it correctly.You need to try different ROM's until you come across one that hits your target muscle perfectly,your biomechanics will be different from others so the same form wont necessarily work best for your body.
Thats why i believe there is no such thing as a definate way to perform an exercise.
Declines are a good mass/strength builder when done correctly with enough weight