Inclined bench press vs regular b press

Discussion in 'Basic Training Principles and Methods' started by Louno, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. sputnik

    sputnik New Member

    Do I feel right that incline movement applies a greater portion of stretch to the upper pecs than the flat form?

    If so, incline presses are superior for developing upper pecs i think
  2. BoSox

    BoSox New Member

    well yes, you can go lower without it irritating your shoulders so much
  3. monq

    monq New Member

    Anybody here ever considered EMG (Electromyography) study results for chest exercises?
    Apparently a study was done and following results were obtained:
    Best exercises based on % of muscle fibres being stressed, in the following order.
    Decline dumbbell bench press - 93%
    Incline dumbbell press - 91%
    Decline bench press - 89%
    Flat dumbbell bench press - 87%
    Flat barbell bench press - 85%
    Dips don’t figure in the list and I’m not sure if they were included at all. What do you guys have to say about this?
    Also I believe the 7 minute guide to rotator cuff discourages the use of dips since it could lead to shoulder separation. I haven’t read the book so perhaps someone who has can bring it to light.
  4. yshemesh

    yshemesh Banned

    yes yes !!!! finally i get the oppertunity to refer someone to the FA-Q's !

    now i really feel a part of the HST Family ...
    *pops something warm and fuzzy in the tape deck*
  5. yshemesh

    yshemesh Banned

    so i can't code, so what ? [​IMG]
  6. monq

    monq New Member

    Holy Cow!! How did I miss that?? [​IMG]

    Thanks yshemesh! And I thought I had studied it all... :confused:

    Dips aren't included in my routine however.

Share This Page