Incline Bench Question

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  1. someguy88

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    When i do incline bench i dont feel it in my chest at all. The only part that gets sore are my shoulders (anterior delts).

    What am i doing wrong?
     
  2. someguy88

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    This is with dumbbells by the way.
     
  3. timberwolf

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    Experiment with lowering the incline of the bench.
     
  4. shastaisforwinners

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    Also try doing barbell with a wider grip.
     
  5. someguy88

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    thanks for the tip, i'll try that. but with the way i have it set up now it's already less than 45 degrees...
     
  6. someguy88

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    but i prefer dumbbells. and everyone at the gym i'm at uses dumbbells too. i think i'm just doing something wrong :hsd:
     
  7. Pilky

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    How close is your grip? Like the other guy said try a wider grip.
     
  8. someguy88

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    but i'm using dumbbells...
     
  9. shastaisforwinners

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    I prefer dumbells too, used to use them exclusively. However, I found that it was hard to consistently bring them out wide enough to really "feel" my chest working. Seriously, just try it a couple times. I didn't want to at first either, thinking that dumbells are superior... but my lagging chest started growing again when I switched doing barbell more.
     
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    i feel it in my delts as well, but never just my delts. do you rotate the db's at all at the end of your motion?
     
  11. someguy88

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    no, i dont rotate at all. so thats what i'm doing wrong! :hsugh:
     
  12. cochise

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    no, i was just trying to get the whole picture.

    everyone's prolly right, lower the incline. i do mine at the lowest possible, donno bout anyone else.
     
  13. someguy88

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    ok i'll try lowering incline. thanks everyone!
     
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    Make sure to keep your back all the way against the bench.
     
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    I think the problem is you are not keeping your chest out and shoulder blades together.
     
  16. Ceaze

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    that will make you use more shoulder
     
  17. someguy88

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    maybe u're right. i know i always focus on doing that when i do benches but when i do incline i dont really think about it.
     
  18. someguy88

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    so u're saying dont keep your back on the bench? as in arch it?
     
  19. Neo22

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    Bingo problem found
     
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    YEs
     
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