Bench out of balance

Discussion in 'Specific Movements' started by Southerncross, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. Southerncross
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    I was reading somewhere where your flat bench should always be higher than your incline.....it seems to me I can push more weight/reps on incline than flat. I also read where Kai Green also pushes more on incline than flat.

    Thoughts...suggestions?
     
  2. GRIM
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    you're stronger in upper chest, not a bad thing imo
    don't believe everything you read
     
  3. misterB

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    in body building there is no reason to do a lot of flat benching, its not helping to improve the looks like incline and places a lot of stress on the shoulders. incline maybe some decline and fly's
     
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  4. TSizemore
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    Incline is definitely a much better exercise for development then the flat press. However, when it comes to pushing heavier weight, the flat is anatomically easier to perform. The incline is the hardest, and takes a much harder toll on the upper body. Most people don't do it correctly, they lift the butt, flatten the back, and in essence make it a flat bench move.

    The decline press, is by far the easiest, and leaves you the most capable of moving the heaviest weight.

    Mister B is right though when it comes to the usefulness ... There's only one real benefit out of performing the flat barbell bench..... And that's just to say " I can bench X"
     
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  5. Jinko

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    I haven't flat benched in 6 years, my suits jacket is 56 (58 when bulking and 52-54 when lean). I don't see point in flat bench. It's pissing contest. When I did flat bench its was about 50lbs behind my incline. No idea why.
     
  6. Southerncross
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    I enjoy the incline more....you know...now that i look..i would say my upper pecs are more developed than my "lower" region. Im not a max type guy...I dont know what my max is...dont care...but i can just push easier on incline. where as on my flat i cant. Ive gotten to where on flat, i only really do closegrip on a smith. even dumbells I do incline....i dont know..just feels better and rep counts are smoother and I feel more stimulation than i do with flat.
     
  7. buffalohead

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    Yep. Unless you're a powerlifter, it doesn't really matter. Nothing bad about having a strong incline.
     
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