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    How does flat bench press effect upper chest?

    Is there any kind of separation like 70% lower chest and 30% upper? because when I bench I get my upper pumped also.
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    it depends on your arch, grip width and anatomical make up. alot of people like decline pressing and dips, give that a shot.
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    Originally Posted by Muphrid View Post
    Is there any kind of separation like 70% lower chest and 30% upper? because when I bench I get my upper pumped also.
    It depends on the person, their grip width, where they bring the bar, and their "groove" (no 70's).

    A shallow rib cage, relatively, will net you more upper pec because of the angle of pull on the chest fibers.

    A more narrow grip tends to hit more upper pec due to the angle of travel of the elbows.

    Lowering to the upper pecs will make the upper chest contract in a more straight line.

    And if you draw the bar back toward your face, you will hit more upper pec.
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    Originally Posted by Defiant1 View Post
    It depends on the person, their grip width, where they bring the bar, and their "groove" (no 70's).

    A shallow rib cage, relatively, will net you more upper pec because of the angle of pull on the chest fibers.

    A more narrow grip tends to hit more upper pec due to the angle of travel of the elbows.

    Lowering to the upper pecs will make the upper chest contract in a more straight line.

    And if you draw the bar back toward your face, you will hit more upper pec.
    we make a great team (no mention of inner/outer yet...)
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    Originally Posted by I dont work at Ballys View Post
    we make a great team (no mention of inner/outer yet...)
    Where you been? Not seen you post for ages


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    Where you been? Not seen you post for ages


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    Originally Posted by I dont work at Ballys View Post
    BB.com is like steroids, you need to cycle on and off every so often or else you'll grow tits and lose your sex drive.
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    Originally Posted by I dont work at Ballys View Post
    BB.com is like steroids, you need to cycle on and off every so often or else you'll grow tits and lose your sex drive.
    That's what you said the last time you left.
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    Originally Posted by DJAuto View Post
    That's what you said the last time you left.
    i know... thats what a "cycle" means
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    Originally Posted by Defiant1 View Post
    It depends on the person, their grip width, where they bring the bar, and their "groove" (no 70's).

    A shallow rib cage, relatively, will net you more upper pec because of the angle of pull on the chest fibers.

    A more narrow grip tends to hit more upper pec due to the angle of travel of the elbows.

    Lowering to the upper pecs will make the upper chest contract in a more straight line.

    And if you draw the bar back toward your face, you will hit more upper pec.
    Great post
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    Originally Posted by I dont work at Ballys View Post
    BB.com is like steroids, you need to cycle on and off every so often or else you'll grow tits and lose your sex drive.
    Wow, that was pretty ****ing funny.
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    Originally Posted by Defiant1 View Post
    It depends on the person, their grip width, where they bring the bar, and their "groove" (no 70's).

    A shallow rib cage, relatively, will net you more upper pec because of the angle of pull on the chest fibers.

    A more narrow grip tends to hit more upper pec due to the angle of travel of the elbows.

    Lowering to the upper pecs will make the upper chest contract in a more straight line.

    And if you draw the bar back toward your face, you will hit more upper pec.

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