Decline dumbell press angle?

  1. Decline dumbell press angle?


    How steep of an an angle is required to shift the focus of the press to the lower pecs? I have been doing dips to focus on the lower pecs, but I want to add the decline dumbell press or flye for variety.

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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 goes
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  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Timmo View Post
    I only feel the movement in my delts and tri's.

    Thats why i say declines are junk, if your really concerned about your lower pecs, dips are the way to go. Lean forward to help isolate your pecs.
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  6. 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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