incline bench... 30 or 45 degrees?

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  1. crucialkc

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    I've always been under the impression that 30 degrees works more of your chest and 45 degrees works more of your front delts. Am I right?

    If so, why do people continue to do 45 degree incline presses when they are trying to work their chest?
     
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    for fuck's sake dude stop complaining about it in every thread, it's not going to change anything, and we all get the point that you're unhappy with F&N
     
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    I don't think it matters. Any incline will incorporate more shoulders than say, flat bench. I do mine at about 45 degrees because that's what the bench is angled at. If it was at 30 degree or 55 degrees I'd do those too. Don't over complicate things, no matter what the angle you're still working the heck out of your shoulders and chest.
     
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    personal preference i'm sure. that being said i go with 30.
     
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    Unless you're about to get on the Olympia stage I don't think you should be worrying much about the angle of your incline bench.
     
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    I'm not asking about which one I should do. I'm just curious as to which one works more shoulders than chest and vice versa.......
     
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    Higher angle = more shoulders
    Lower angle = more chest
     
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    just wanted to validate that my original thought was correct. thank you.
     
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    i keep at 90 degrees. Optimal usage of both shoulders and the upper chest. Gave me insane cuts on my upper pecs
     
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    Stop posting.
     
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    When using dumbells and an adjustable bench I keep it to the lowest incline possible...probably at 15 degrees.
     
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    Thats the lowest setting my bench will go and it works well enough for me.
     
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    90 degrees? Isn't that pretty much a military press? :confused:
     
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    he was trolling.
     
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