Why is incline bench harder than flat bench?

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  1. michael

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    Regular bench hits the big part of your pecs:
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    Incline hit the upper portion:
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  3. TZ

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    same reason why military press is harder than incline :dunno:
     
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    we should really ask jared_IRL actually since he's the authority on massive incline benching
     
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    because you have weak shoulders
     
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    so you incline the same as your flat bench?

    and yes, i do.
     
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    I heard that dude inclined like 700lbs for 10 reps
     
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    he tried to videotape it in the mirror but it was too dirty :hsd:
     
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    Hoornsta in his vid inclines 585x1, its so fucking retarded, just makes absolutely no sense. no psych up eiother, just lays down and rocks it.
     
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    One day he's gonna come back with that other dude who claimed a 655 deadlift for 5 reps and THEY'LL SHOW US ALL!
     
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    hey, let's throw like 2394829034 plates on an incline this.. yeah? k cool.
     
  12. TZ

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    Fucking badass
     
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    Is he Matt Kroc? :rofl:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=g0KDnaHCOQ0
     
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    i never push the max for my inclines, i find they concentrate my delts too much. Besides, Im not comfortable asking for spots at 300+ on an incline at my gym. We only have a couple heavyweights around.
     
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    and?
     
  16. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    there was that 175 lb guy who said he squat 400 for reps too :)
     
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    his form is excellent

    if i had the right facilities i'd drop it too :mamoru:
     
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    i only use db's, but my flat and incline strength is basically the same i feel like
     
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    why in the hell would u only use db's

    you will never get big or strong if you only use db's and no barbell.
     
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    Simple, two separate muscle groups and one is stronger than the other.
    Really, there isnt a rule book on what is supposed to happen. But, imo, if you are lacking peck definition or size, then your flatbench could use more work. Start hammering more weight.
     
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    werd, deadlifts should always be performed with a 4-2-6 tempo
     
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    :rofl: jesus christ.. he's an elite level powerlifter with great DL form. what do you think heavy DL's should look like?

    you are like the youtube commenters.. awful.. littlel guys giving advice or critiquing the elites of strength training, the internet is awesome.
     
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    :ugh::ugh:

    WTF
     
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    you workout at commercial gyms with a bunch of weaklings, matt krocaleski is a top level elite powerlifter that can deadlift 750+, i'm sure he knows what hes doing.
     
  25. Skeletor

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    that is the most bad ass thing I've ever seen when he actually pushes it down after the last rep :bowdown:
     
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