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Old 11-27-2010, 09:19 PM   #1
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I have been reading alot of pavel lately and he is a firm believer that the flat barbell bench press is a key chest builder(im sure we all agree), but he also says enough flat bench will give that look of droopy chest like a breast, wondering what you guys thoughts are on this, which are your favorites? which do you prefer?, i know some people dont even flat bench they always have a slight incline, just wanted to see some open opinions
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Yea, my favorite strength coach is Ferruggia, and he stresses the importance of benching but he prefers incline over flat bench. Except in very raw beginning hardgainers
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Yea, my favorite strength coach is Ferruggia, and he stresses the importance of benching but he prefers incline over flat bench. Except in very raw beginning hardgainers
Yeah i see where he's coming from on that, ferrugia is pretty awesome i have a couple of his books
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If your a beginner (less than 3 years hard core lifting), the flat bench hits the pecs great. Inclines are for vets hitting heavier weight and need the full pec's power, and to build upper pecs for the full and seperation look on stage for bbers.
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If your a beginner (less than 3 years hard core lifting), the flat bench hits the pecs great. Inclines are for vets hitting heavier weight and need the full pec's power, and to build upper pecs for the full and seperation look on stage for bbers.
only a little over a year lifting so definetly still considered a beginner, and yeah rich im going to also have that separation look someday for now ill kepp flat benchin and inclines just for a different angle
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In addition to Rich Knapp. i agree on that. if you are just a beginner you should start doing basic which is flat bench. This help as your foundation for your size and strength. if you already notice you already nice pec muscle you can also start assistance workout on your chest for your upper, inner and lower pecs for definition.

For starter you can do this on your chest workout.

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