substitute for decline bench?

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  1. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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    My new gym doesn't have a decline press. Can you guys suggest something I can do to make up for it?
     
  2. Phineas Q Stork

    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    Flat and/or incline BB or DB
     
  3. TheMustafa

    TheMustafa hook 'em

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    low cable fly's/crossovers
     
  4. edmang

    edmang New Member

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    Dips with your elbows flared out and your body leaning forward.

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    SquirtRussel OT Supporter

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    weighted dips?
     
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    SquirtRussel OT Supporter

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    TheMustafa hook 'em

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    ACURA TL-S OT Supporter

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    Substitute for decline bench = not wasting your time with decline bench
     
  9. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    I don't do decline bench.
     
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    vtectyper New Member

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    Same here. I like seated dips better. You can really feel it working your inner chest
     
  11. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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    Thanks guys. I'm gonna have to try those dips. Up until now I've been using them only for triceps, positioning almost perfectly vertical, not leaning forward at all.
     
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    Definately leaning forward during dips.
     
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    There's a reason you can do a decline with much more weight.....they're almost useless. Stick to low cables or those dips above.
     
  15. Perkwunos

    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    lockouts, or board presses
     
  16. SteveO

    SteveO Guest

    it's not a powerlifting lift, so it sucks :rolleyes:

    Dips and low cable flyes would be the best alternatives. Lean forward and flare out elbows while doing dips
     
  17. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    I'm pretty sure nobody in this thread said that.
     
  18. SteveO

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    yeah, but that's the thing it's getting at

    Decline is a great exercise for isolating the chest and taking the shoulders out of the movement
     
  19. michael

    michael FLORIDA > *

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    stop instigating.

    as far as the thread starter:

    as everyone said, weighted dips.
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    I use decline when i have a decline bench, its great for triceps...
     
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