Inclines before flat-bench??

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  1. TheBoyWonder

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    is that the "right" way to do it?


    using dumbbells, not that it matters
     
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    There is no "right" way.

    What are you trying to do?
     
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    build mass but also cut up a bit

    im doing sets of 10/70lbs on the flat
    8/75lbs
    5/80lbs


    THEN i do inclines
     
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    I do inclines before flat
     
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    do either first.

    the inclines are going to hit your shoulders more and your chest less. find out which is less important and do that second.
     
  6. Mr. Pelham

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    switch it up once in a while. I'm starting off doing inclines first because it's usually a weakpoint of mine, my bench has always been decent but my incline sucks.

    After about 5 weeks of that I'll switch to traditional method of bench first/incline, etc.
     
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    Rumbaar Inherent Omniscience OT Supporter

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    I say always incline first. A good 30% angle. Also you're at your strongest first up, so hitting higher up on your pec coupled with your shoulders and tric will see a greater boost in your overall bench numbers.

    But yes, each their own.
     
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    I switch every other week.... but then again I'm not exactly a model for fitness. :rofl:
     
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    hmmm I do 3 sets of BB flats then 3 sets of incline DB
     
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    pur says flyes first
     
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    I try to hit each bodypart twice per week so usually alternate which one I start off with.
     
  12. Mr. Pelham

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    In Soviet PuRussia, Flyes do you first
     
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    i typically don't do both in one workout.
     
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    I used to switch back and forth but now i always do incline first unless I'm trying to go heavy
     
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    speaking of db flies.. how important are they? I do them from time to time but don't really feel anything.... my bodybuilder friend says they are useless if you go heavy on the bench press
     
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    yikes gym was packed at night.....usually go in the morning. The damn benchs were full so I decided to start with incline DB remembering this thread. It was amazing how easy 65 felt in each hand the first set since I wasnt already spent from the bb benching. I ended up with 3 set of 10 with two at 60 and one a 65
     
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    I saved flat bench till very last because of the crowd and if suffered TERRIBLY, bleak numbers in log
     
  18. Rumbaar

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    Just be thankful that you haven't reach the limit of the db's at your gym ... that is sad times ...
     
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