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What degree incline do you use?


lithium
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As above really,

I hear so many people saying, dont do 45 its mainly a delt exercise! Or 30 degree's recruits more muscle fibres in total, especially in the upperchest area.

Ive seen your videos and I (think) you press at 45degrees am I correct? And If so what is your reason

Thanks as always bro


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str8flexed
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I use as low of an incline as the bench allows

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Stay Puft
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I follow Haycocks suggestion, which Layne advocates as well, to stay around 10-15% if possible. As stated, usually ends up being the lowest setting. This exercise I used as 'universal' chest press. I don't perform chest presses at any other angle.


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trouble
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If you consider the biomechanics, using the lowest setting possible is prudent.


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njmuscle66
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I also am never more then one or two notches up-a very slight incline is all that is needed


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lithium
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Dont mean to put you on the spot or anything but how come your seen doing an incline @ 45degree here? Or is this as low as the bench goes?

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Posted by: @lithium
Dont mean to put you on the spot or anything but how come your seen doing an incline @ 45degree here? Or is this as low as the bench goes?

That's definitely not 45 degrees, that looks more like 30. That is as low as the bench goes I believe.

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Another vote for lowest incline possible.


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str8flexed
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Posted by: @lithium
Dont mean to put you on the spot or anything but how come your seen doing an incline @ 45degree here? Or is this as low as the bench goes?

that is def not 45 degrees

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lithium
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ok my bad, thanks


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Ben_S
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30 degrees for me too, or as low as the bench will allow...


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Green Man
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I've been using incline DB press as my main chest exercise for donkeys years, and I've found a nice natural groove at around 30 degrees.

Having said that, I have very little in the way of pec thickness in the upper portion (the part that attaches to the clavicle rather than the sternum). I've frequently used a high incline (60-75) to try to address this - though it's never really felt right.


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Posted by: @lithium
Dont mean to put you on the spot or anything but how come your seen doing an incline @ 45degree here? Or is this as low as the bench goes?

Although very belated in noting, this incline was on the second lowest setting that it allowed. You can tell in the pic from the paint wear on the supporting post where the pin is set. We typically chose this setting because for some reason, this incline bench wasn't very stable at the lower setting.

Also, I feel I'm qualified to say this as I was there and that is either Skip or me that took the pic.

- Fletch "a higher incline shouldn't 'feel' right for anyone"

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I rotate through the different inclines from 1 notch on decline all the way through to vertical on a DB press motion. Starting position varies with each tri/delt/pec workout.
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The Monkey Man
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I would probably prefer a 45 just to add differentiation between other pressing exercises... However...

My biggest lifts were done on a non-adjustable incline bench at 30 degrees


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