Incline Bench...

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  1. ZeroSkillet

    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    For some reason Incline is really hard for me too do.

    I can Benchpress and decline bench 133lbs(45platex2) 10 times with no problem. But incline I do 93lbs(25platex2) and I struggle doing 6 reps. Also I feel alot of strain on my shoulder area.

    Could this be because of the degree of incline or something? Is it normal for incline to be much more difficult?
     
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    Yes, incline is harder than flat.
     
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    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    Should I be feeling pressure on my deltoids?
     
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    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    so I should take it down a bit eh?

    Is it true that incline will help better with chest "thickness"?
     
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    Incline has become one of my favorite lifts lately. I avoided it for so long because it was hard on joints. In the last couple months I started focusing on Incline and I have seen some GREAT improvement in both my pr and chest size and deff.

    Incline is great for front delts and upper chest.:bowdown:
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    The greater the incline, the more shoulder involvement. That's why decline is good for people who have overpowering shoulders.
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    would a decline press to the neck (or as high on the body as possible, at least) be effective for minimizing shoulder involvement while moving more focus to the upper chest ?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    not sure how much upper chest it'll hit
     
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    you should be bringing the bar to your collar bone (not your nips) and your elbows should be back and in a line with your shoulders
     
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    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    oh...ok..cool.

    I guess for now Ill just do incline on the smith...until I feel comfortable.:hs:
     
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    How are you going to get more comfortable with a BB on a Smith machine?

    Just man up and do light weights until you can move up to two plates or whatever. Don't let your ego get in the way of progress.
     
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    try using db's
     
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    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    Cuz last time I did incline on BB my shoulder made a wierd popping sound...I guess I went to far back.
     
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    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    I do...currently I do Incline DB's:
    35lbs x10 x2reps
    40lbs x10 x2reps
     
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    Hmmm. Dunno what to tell you. Somebody better versed in anatomy might be a better source.
     
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    1) Incline is naturally harder... Because of the incline.

    2) Yes, incline does involve more shoulder than flat, which in turn would work your deltoids.

    3) If you suck at incline, start doing incline more.

    4) Incline fly's also work well for building your upper chest and increasing your incline bench stamina.
     
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    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    Is it true that Incline bench will maximize chest growth/mass? More than flat or decline. I've read that before:dunno:
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    I'm more interested in why you have a 43lb barbell.
     
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    no
     
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    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    but it is important though,eh?

    EDIT: Might sound stupid but.....then why do it?
     
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    ZeroSkillet Matt Hughes > *

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    Thats what my gym has....has mostly 43lbs BB and like 2 46lbs.
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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