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View Poll Results: How useful is the decline bench in strength training?
Useful - make it part of your training 1 7.14%
Useless - leave it for the bodybuilders 13 92.86%
I dunno - stupid question 0 0%
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:32 PM   #21
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What Traphouse said...closegrip declines...I think would be an excellent tricep crushers.
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:24 AM   #22
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I'm a competitive powerlifter and I do find use for the decline bench...Plus if you do them close grip you can tear your triceps a new one.
Thank you Traphouse. I might screw around with that next deload phase.
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:29 PM   #23
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Thank you Traphouse. I might screw around with that next deload phase.
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Equipped lifters use them from time to time. Its a good movement to build tri movment, and bar path is similar to that of a bench shirt
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I personally don't use decline bench press. I've used them in the past, however.
I am of the opinion that they are of little to no benefit. Shorter range of motion, and increased risk of injury.
I don't consider myself a powerlifter or bodybuilder, just a weight lifter. And I think bodybuilder's use this lift with lower chest focus in mind. However, I think even for bodybuilders it is somewhat useless. Dips are more effective and flat bench done correctly does more than info work on the "lower chest".
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I personally don't use decline bench press. I've used them in the past, however.
I am of the opinion that they are of little to no benefit. Shorter range of motion, and increased risk of injury.
I don't consider myself a powerlifter or bodybuilder, just a weight lifter. And I think bodybuilder's use this lift with lower chest focus in mind. However, I think even for bodybuilders it is somewhat useless. Dips are more effective and flat bench done correctly does more than info work on the "lower chest".
Pretty much my opinion as well. Good post.
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