okay, im trying to get the correct angle to have for the incline press. how many clicks up from "bench" position should i go to perfectly targe the upper chest?
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There is no "correct" angle. Saying "correct" or "right" automatically imposes a "wrong" or "incorrect" angle.
Of wich, there is non.
You should understand how the angle is effecting what is being worked.. from decline, through flat, to incline.. how is the angle of the body in releation to the pull of the weight (straight down) effecting what muscles are being used more or less in the movement.
The higher incline you go, the more you will involve the shoulders and arms in the motion, to the point of sitting straight up, wich then becomes like a military press.
Experiment and find what works for you, 30 degree's, maybe 35.. it really doesn't matter. I'd say that you should even vary the angles just to change the way things are being used slightly and to keep your body guessing just a lil bit on your incline bp.something clever and witty
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07-07-2005, 04:25 PM #11
Nah, just screwing around. No one said it was "the best" or "only" angle, yet someone posted as if they did.
I just rolled with it.
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I have been working out for about 4 years now, and i have been trying very hard to develope my pecs, they don't seem to match up with the rest of my body. I have been working really hard to buld my pecs, and they do not seem to be getting any bigger, so i know i must be doing somthing wrong. i'm thinking the problem is that i am not doing these excersises correctly. For example, the bench press, incline, decline, and flat. I don't know if i may be holidng the bar wrong , or maybe bringing it down too far. I do not bend my elbows, i breath in, and out like you are suppose to, and i do hold it for a second when i bring the bar up. Someone please let me know how the bench press should be done correctly.....
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