incline or decline

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  1. themolsen

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    ...pushups. which is best for upper pectorals? i keep hearing contradictory information. i need the final say, OT.
     
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    pushups, you say?
     
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    pushups, i say
     
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    incline pressing movements are better for upper pectorals... but... better you work on the whole chest w/out getting wrapped up in focusing on like 3% of the big picture
     
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    no i'm only going to do incline pushups for the rest of my life.
     
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    incline = feet raised... just to be clear
     
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    see...that's why there has been contradictory information. some say incline or decline referring to the hands, other the feet. thanks for the info
     
  8. Guitar_fool

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    just do both if youre so worried.
     
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    lol i'm not worried...i was just curious
     
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    No, you're worried.
     
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    incline bench would be better than pushups though:dunno:
     
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    neither
     
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    Feet raised = more for upper pecs
     
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    feet spread apart = lopper pecagluteus
     
  16. Skeletor

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    do all sorts and variations... preferably ones with increased resistance like bands or chains or weight on your back.
     
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    yea...i definitely need to use a weight belt or something. i have a feeling 35 reps isn't building a lot of mass
     
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    pushups for toning
     
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    how to pushups tone
     
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    pushups never built mass for me. I used to do 100 in a row. When i was in karate i did them all the time. Incline, triangle, clapping, diamond, finger-tips, etc.

    If anything it kept my shoulders firm. Thats it. Im flat chest crew so it could be genetics. All i know is that if i want to build a chest, pushups are not part of the solution.
     
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