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    What Exercise Do You Start Chest With


    What exercise do you use to start your chest workout? I know its kind of a stupid question but I've always started with flat bench but I'm wondering what kind of success people have with other exercises.

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    incline bench - my upper pecs need a lot of work
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    I start with incline DB.
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    incline db
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    I change it every week, been training so long if I do the same workout two weeks in a row my body adapts and I will not be sore in wk3.

    I rotate something like this

    Wk1
    Incline DB
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    Flat BB
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    Weighted Dips
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    Flat DB
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    Repeat
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    believe it or not....warm up with db flys
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    Assuming you mean warmups, I usually start and end with Dips.

    Not counting warmups, I start with whatever area needs the most work (upper, middle, lower).
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
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    Absolutely kills my workout if i do it within like 3 hours of going to the gym. Interesting idea of doing dips first though; i've never done them anything but last
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    incline benches all the way,
    flat benches
    since i stopped flt benching about 4 or 5 months ago my chest started improving
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    A few rotator cuff exercises
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    bench


    most of the good strength coaches say to warm up then do your regular bench work and then alternate assistance work regularly. like bench/inlines/pressdowns or bench/dips/skullcrushers. charles poloquin and also westside have exellent routines you can try.
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    Push Ups!!
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    Straight bench. I like to get it out of the way first.
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    Flat bench - the main exercise for chest. You need all your strength for it
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    I start with the dumbell presses. As a side note to dsade's comment, I like my masturbation post-workout
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    Quote Originally Posted by jminis View Post
    A few rotator cuff exercises

    x2. This makes a world of difference for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnapmoneyR2 View Post
    I change it every week...
    Same here; I like to switch it up every workout.
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    i switch between flys and incline to start sometimes starting with flys really makes it burn
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    Incline db
    start with dips sometimes to change it up
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    Quote Originally Posted by gdbear65 View Post
    incline bench - my upper pecs need a lot of work
    that is one great avy bro Incline hammer chest press
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    Quote Originally Posted by RenegadeRows View Post
    Flat bench - the main exercise for chest. You need all your strength for it
    Only if you are lowering the bar to your clavicle with your elbows flared out. Other wise, the bench press is a great triceps and shoulder exercise.

    I prefer the Incline press for chest development.
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    incline DB or cable crossovers. Either way those are always my first two exercises.
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    ive always been starting with flat benching, but i havent been experiencing any substantial chest growth... a lot of good ideas here.

    generally the first exercise you do for any muscle has the greatest effect on strengthening and enhancing that body part. to add mass to the upper chest, it seems like incline presses should be a good starting exercise.

    but then again, its important to change it up often i guess
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    Quote Originally Posted by RenegadeRows View Post
    Flat bench - the main exercise for chest. You need all your strength for it
    Totally agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Warrior View Post
    I start with the dumbell presses. As a side note to dsade's comment, I like my masturbation post-workout
    is that where you get your protien. j/k
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mega NRG Man View Post
    Straight bench. I like to get it out of the way first.
    Same here
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    At the Moment Incline BB Press to help build my upper chest.

    I rotate my exercises around however every 3rd session.
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    Regular DB Bench, but like everone else i rotate
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    I guess I'm the only one who's going with decline for starters...I've personally gotten the best gains from it when compared to flat or incline


    EDIT: I tried doing 30 degree inclines today with db's and I gotta say I love it! I usually refrained from incline in the past because the fixed angle benches for a bb were always too steep and seemed to work my shoulders more than anything, but I think I've seen the light in using db's now!
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    First cable pushdowns and then DIPS. With these my arms and chest are well warmed up.
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    flat bb bench, then incline db's, then decline bb, then usually some cable work pulls, then decline macnhine for high reps!
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    Dips - Bodyweight exercises rule. I figure this is like my goal of doing chins, then once I can do enough chins / dips with BW I'll add some plates on the chain etc.
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    I see a lot of talk about doing incline first for upper chest development...Hasn't it been proven you cannot isolate lower, mid and upper chest? All incline does is bring front delts into the movement more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bics56 View Post
    I see a lot of talk about doing incline first for upper chest development...Hasn't it been proven you cannot isolate lower, mid and upper chest? All incline does is bring front delts into the movement more.

    Take a look at this article, it gives a way to isolate mid chest

    http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1597765

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    Here is a good read about benchpressing...study on if you can isolate upper, mid and lower chest


    http://www.angelfire.com/tx/APATX/ar...nch_Press.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by bics56 View Post
    Here is a good read about benchpressing...study on if you can isolate upper, mid and lower chest


    http://www.angelfire.com/tx/APATX/ar...nch_Press.html
    Not much new in there, but a good read nonetheless.
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