Does anyone here do decline bench?

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  1. deadbolt

    deadbolt New Member

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    ive probably done it twice out of all the time at the gym
     
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    i just added it last week.
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    every now and then - it is an uncomfortable motion for me
     
  5. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Decline bench gets my chest swoler than anything, but i'm trying to focus on upper chest
     
  6. Layman

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    Very rarely.
     
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    where's that chart that showed that decline db recruited the most muscle fibers
     
  8. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    IEMG max motor-unit activation

    Exercise/% EMG Muscle Stimulation

    Pectoralis major:
    Decline dumbbell bench press - 93
    Decline bench press (Olympic bar) - 89
    Push-ups between benches - 88
    Flat dumbbell bench press - 87
    Flat bench press (Olympic bar) - 85
    Flat dumbbell flys - 84

    Pectoralis minor:
    Incline dumbbell bench press - 91
    Incline bench press (Olympic bar) - 85
    Incline dumbbell flys - 83
    Incline bench press (Smith machine) - 81

    Medial deltoids:
    Incline dumbbell side laterals - 66
    Standing dumbbell side laterals - 63
    Seated dumbbell side laterals - 62
    Cable side laterals - 47

    Posterior deltoids:
    Standing dumbbell bent laterals - 85
    Seated dumbbell bent laterals - 83
    Standing cable bent laterals - 77

    Anterior deltoids:
    Seated front dumbbell press - 79
    Standing front dumbbell raises - 73
    Seated front barbell press - 61

    Biceps:
    Biceps preacher curls (Olympic bar) - 90
    Incline seated dumbbell curls (alternate) - 88
    Standing biceps curls (Olympic bar/narrow grip) - 86
    Standing dumbbell curls (alternate) - 84
    Concentration dumbbell curls - 80
    Standing biceps curls (Olympic bar/wide grip) - 63
    Standing E-Z biceps curls (wide grip) - 61

    Triceps:
    Decline triceps extensions (Olympic bar) - 92
    Triceps pressdowns (angled bar) - 90
    Triceps dip between benches - 87
    One-arm cable triceps extensions (reverse grip) - 85
    Overhead rope triceps extensions - 84
    Seated one-arm dumbbell triceps extensions (neutral grip) - 82
    Close-grip bench press (Olympic bar) - 72

    Latissimus dorsi:
    Bent-over barbell rows - 93
    One-arm dumbbell rows - 91
    T-bar rows - 89
    Lat pulldowns to the front - 86
    Seated pulley rows - 83

    Quadriceps:
    Squats (parallel depth, shoulder-width stance) - 88
    Seated leg extensions (toes straight) - 86
    Hack Squats (90 degree angle, shoulder-width stance) - 78
    Leg press (110 degree angle) - 76
    Smith machine squats (90 degree angle, shoulder-width stance) - 60

    Hamstrings:
    Seated leg curls - 88
    Standing leg curls - 79
    Lying leg curls - 70
    Stiff Legged Deadlifts - 63

    Calves:
    Donkey calf raises - 80
    Standing one-leg calf raises - 79
    Standing two-leg calf raises - 68
    Seated calf raises - 61
     
  9. Layman

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    Whoa...
     
  10. cochise

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    there we go, thanks
     
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    I figured dips would be in there for the chest as well :dunno:
     
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    Something about my head being down makes it feel like my head wants to pop when I do decline.
     
  13. deadbolt

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    stiffys are low on the list:hs:
     
  14. Layman

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    Ceaze, do you have a reference for this?
     
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    decline is the only way to go
     
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    should have asked me before i closed the page, i think it's from Tudor Bompa though
     
  17. Layman

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    Cool. Thanks.
     
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    thanks ceaze
     
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    whoah... that's a sweet list!

    :coold:
     
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  22. Layman

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    Hey, can somebody else quote the entire list? You know, just in case the prevous 231234 posts with it in it get lost?
     
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    :werd: Pretty much my favorite lift too.:hsd:
     
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    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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  25. Sgt. Ownage

    Sgt. Ownage you gon' be just fiiiine

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    well yeah....when it comes to single muscle isolation.....
     
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