incline, decline and flat bench

domingoz

Newbie
Do you guys include variations of bench pressing into your chest and shoulder days? I am specifically referring to inclines, declines and flat bench pressing. What would be the advantage of doing these variations vs. just sticking to flat bench for example? I know a guy who only does declines cause he says it is better for his shoulders.
 

GHgut4life

V.I.P. Gold
I like incline the most, it works shoulders tops and top chest, amazing and slow. Gets a good pump and I dont like declines lol
 

SteveSmi

Moderator
I used to do a lot of variations until i blew out my shoulder and since then I avoid militaries and incline.
 

Topps_Baseball88

V.I.P. Gold
Do you guys include variations of bench pressing into your chest and shoulder days? I am specifically referring to inclines, declines and flat bench pressing. What would be the advantage of doing these variations vs. just sticking to flat bench for example? I know a guy who only does declines cause he says it is better for his shoulders.
I do as many different movements and variations as I can for every body part, my favorite is dips and pushups, just love doing those
 

SanHawkio

Growing Newb
If you want a big bench I think it’s necessary to do all three, as well as lats. I don’t believe you have to go heavy on shoulders to have a strong bench or huge shoulders. I think your shoulders get enough work in compound movements.
 
I have been doing only floor presses with dumbbells. That is due to having a rotator cuff issue. The floor does not allow me to get to where there is unwanted stress on my shoulder.
 

dylangemelli

Moderator
i do variations but i take it more easy in terms of trying to go for pr's etc... once you get closer to 40 etc you dont need to do these things especially... you dont need to prove shit because all having an ego will do is get you injured...
 
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