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.
incline bench - my upper pecs need a lot of work
I start with incline DB.
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
believe it or not....warm up with db flys
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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incline benches all the way,
since i stopped flt benching about 4 or 5 months ago my chest started improving
A few rotator cuff exercises
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.
Straight bench. I like to get it out of the way first.
Flat bench - the main exercise for chest. You need all your strength for it
I start with the dumbell presses. As a side note to dsade's comment, I like my masturbation post-workout
i switch between flys and incline to start sometimes starting with flys really makes it burn
start with dips sometimes to change it up