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Old 03-12-2013, 11:37 PM   #1
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I've noticed that my bench hasn't been consistent with my inclined bench. Are you supposed to have a bench equal to the inclined? Because for me its about a 25% difference. Should the upper chest be just as strong as the rest of the pectoral?
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Well I'd wait for one of the big boys to get here and answer definitively, but until then...

To the best of my understanding, no-one's incline should be equal to their flat bench, all else being equal. Biomechanically, you're at a disadvantage when pressing on an incline bench, that will get worse as you increase the incline, right on up to an overhead press.

Similar to how a front squat should probably max out at around 80% (very roughly) of your back squat max - again, all else being equal (e.g., amount of time dedicated to each, etc.)

I don't know the typical ratio for flat to incline (guess it depends on angle among other things), but anyway, I wouldn't worry about it, unless you're competing in an incline bench comp, lol.


edit: Oh, your incline is heavier than your flat bench? If that's the case, I'd say you've had a training imbalance maybe(?)

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People generally lift more on the flat bench than the incline.
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most people can push more weight on flat bench than incline bench so you are fine.
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On incline bench you can't use your lats in the same way as on flat so your numbers will be lower.
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I think that you are fine. I lift more on the flat bench anyway
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