Decline dumbell press angle?
- 07-09-2008, 03:27 PM
- 07-09-2008, 03:53 PMBoard Moderator
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i'm not sure, but interested in hearing the answer. i end up at 30 degrees downward or so but that just happens to be where the bench goesThis space for rent
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- 07-09-2008, 03:57 PM
Here's some thing to think about before you go wasting time on declines, when you arch your back, as i sure 90% of us do on heavier sets, you turn flat bench into decline, and inclince into flat bench, just something to think about.
07-09-2008, 04:04 PM
I do arch my back on presses when I plant my feet but its minimal, I dont have a great arch by powerlifting standards. We have a decline barbell bench at my gym but I never use that, the range of motion with the barbell is so short, and the angle of the bench seems way to steep for me, I only feel the movement in my delts and tri's.
07-09-2008, 04:07 PM
07-09-2008, 04:19 PM
yeah, thats the same philosophy Ive shared for the 3 years or so Ive been training, I was just gonna try to throw in the decline dumbell press or the flye for something new. Its looking like its not worth it at all lol
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