Lower Chest

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  1. Fighter_Pilot

    Fighter_Pilot New Member

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    Anyone got a good lower chest workout? (like below the nipple)

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. HalfPastGone

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    decline bench
     
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    Oh yea. Someone did tell me that. Is that the only good one?
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Lower your bodyfat?
     
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    I have a pretty badly sprained wrist and even though I wear a guard on it, i stay away from dips and pull-ups for now.
     
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    machine dips then
     
  8. C.C. Baxter

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    but you'll do decline bench? Doesnt' make a whole lot of sense if I do say.
     
  9. Fighter_Pilot

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    Benching tends to not hurt it as long as I wear that guard. I know it doesn't make sense. :dunno:
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    That does not make sense. You put just as much stress on it doing any other pressing movement.
     
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    shoulders are complex joints. flat bench with dumbbells are easy for me, but flat bench with a barbell causes excruciating pain in my shoulders.
     
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    for lower chest, do the following exercises
    - decline bench
    - flat bench with full range of motion
    - dips
    - decline flyes (or upright flyes if you're using cables)
     
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    to get more lower chest, grow a bigger chest
     
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    I had a hairline fracture in my wrist/hand a year ago and as long as I kept my wrist REALLY straight I could still do bench. Everything else was fairly fine too but I had to avoid barbell curls since it contorted my wrist in a very painful way.

    It's possible is all I'm saying.
     
  15. MaineSucks

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    eh... the muscle recruitment from a decline versus a flat bench isn't very different, IMO. Dips or Machine Dips with a hard forward lean seem to be the best from what I've experienced. Just up the reps and drop the weight if you have wrist problems
     
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    my front delts are becoming more and more overdeveloped compared to my chest... when i switch to decline bench and go heavy for reps i actually get the best chest pump. im actually starting to like decline better than flat
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    I was talking about wrists and so was he.
     
  18. Fighter_Pilot

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    Cool. Thanks man
     
  19. Fighter_Pilot

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    Exactly. And my wrist is only sprained, but the guard keeps it straight. But I still away from dips and pull-ups and also barbell curls hurt too.
     
  20. React

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    decline ftl
     
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    decline ftw :bigthumb:
     
  22. Fighter_Pilot

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    Better suggestion then?
     
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    do what works for you.. try everything.
     
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    Werd. I plan to do more declines, I would just like to know why he hates on declines for a lower chest workout. <<edited for below post.
     
  25. jmezz

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    Do we hate on declines guys?
     
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