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Decline bench

IronBreez

IronBreez

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How to do decline bench if there's no special equipment for that.
Is it easiest way to just modify normal bench by placing something under it?

How much better it is compared to dips for building lower part of pecs.
 
CFM

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I have always preferred dips. Dips allow one to vary the angle during the movement to target pec, tri and variations with elbows inward or outward combined with 'the lean' to hit the target for as many reps as possible and burn out using assist muscles.
 
Rock Diesel

Rock Diesel

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I'll throw in decline bench here and there, but I'm of the same mind as CFM and prefer dips. With no decline bench available, I'd gravitate toward dips.
 
IronSoul

IronSoul

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Weighted dips or dips in general like freak said


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Badleroybrown

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Oct 25, 2022
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If you want to be that guy you can take a few plates and out them under the bench. But rather then be that guy I would do dips.
May some cables.
 
Lizard King

Lizard King

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I was never a fan, did them for a while, hated the blood rushing to my head while I tried to push weight.
 
Jrod

Jrod

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I never do decline. IMO it’s a waste of time. Dips and fly’s for me.
 
Glycomann

Glycomann

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How to do decline bench if there's no special equipment for that.
Is it easiest way to just modify normal bench by placing something under it?

How much better it is compared to dips for building lower part of pecs.
I think weighted dips are better and they will build triceps.
 
TheChosen1

TheChosen1

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Unfortunately, the gym where I've been training since 2005 only has one standing dipping cable machine that's usually over occupied everytime I am there. But there is a FLEX decline bench set and about one decline bench to use at any of the 2 Smith machines. Like most of you fellow ID members, I'd prefer seated dip machines.
 
Littleguy

Littleguy

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Sep 30, 2011
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Never did em, never will, pushups and dips.(done properly of course, which very few people do)
 
HardManifest

HardManifest

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Nov 21, 2022
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I use the decline all the time. It's grown my traps. Works my should and tri's. It works for me. That's b/c I suck at free bench incline. I cannot do incline. Something is wrong with my physio structure, so to work the upper pectoralis major, tri, anterior delt I use the level bench and the incline chest press. I find the cables and the incline chest press to help my weak sides.
 
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