What's your favorite chest exercise?

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  1. JASON ANTHONY

    JASON ANTHONY White Devil

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  2. zyclon B gas

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    incline and decline bench
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  3. The Steve

    The Steve Space monkey I am not

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    Flat bench with dumbbells.
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  4. zyclon B gas

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    by the way, never use a bar for benching. always use dumbbells.
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  5. Gwame

    Gwame no luckycharms in ireland

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    Bench press with dumbbells I suppose... but good ole push-ups shouldn't be forgotten.

    I don't see the point in decline benching though
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    works lower chest.
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  7. WWByeye

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    I cross my arms in front of me with weights up and down 16 times a day, hard to explain...Anyway it`s different for women, I wish that it keeps my breasts in shape so I won`t need no silicone surgery...muscles under breasts support them
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    pics or it didn't happen
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  9. Gwame

    Gwame no luckycharms in ireland

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    There is no "lower chest" :confused:

    The pec major has the main area (sternum) and upper chest (clavicle). Pec minor is a small muscle between your shoulder and ribs. I'm pretty sure a decline bench is just working exact same area as a regular bench, but in a less advantageous position.
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  10. BONESTORM

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    Definetly flat dumbbell chest bench. I recently hit the 95 lb. DB's for 4. :D
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  11. Majestic1990

    Majestic1990 Peace and Love

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    Definitely bench press with bar. I'm now pressing 135lb
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    dumbbell bench > bar bench.

    i know 2 people in 2 months who ripped tendons in their shoulder right off the bone from bar press.


    and @ gwame, you know what i meant. i don't know all the names of the muscles, just the area. decline i feel in my sternum area.
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    Just because someone doesn't know how to properly bench press does not mean dumbbells are better.

    Dumbbell presses are for lifting light, if your lifting heavy, benchpress is the way to go and will build your chest up tremendously. benchpress also uses more stabilizer muscles.
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    no, they know how to press right, it's just a bar doesn't give you the stability or proper form that dumbbells do.

    also, in no way is dumbbell benchpress light, and unlike a bar, you can actually go deep into the press and press up naturally how your arms should go up.

    in no way is a bar bench press better for chest than dumbbells.
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    If you want to lift light, then go ahead and use dumbells, if your a heavy lifter and want an actual man chest and not a bird chest. Barbell press is the way to go.
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  16. The Steve

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    Definitely not.
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  17. The Steve

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    :funny:

    Says the guy bench pressing 135lbs
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  18. Gwame

    Gwame no luckycharms in ireland

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    Explain please?

    And that dumbbell vs. barbell argument is retarded... As if barbells make stabilisation harder? :funny:
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    didn't say it makes stability harder, i said you don't work on stability like you do with dumbbells. using dumbbells is like not wearing sneakers. sneakers don't work the stability that you get without using them, just like dumbbells make you work on stability with your arms whereas barbells don't.

    yeah you can lift heavier with a bar, but i'm pretty sure throwin up 80+ in each hand isn't exactly light lifting, and you'll see many many bodybuilders using dumbbells and still have "manly" chests.
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  20. The Steve

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    Different angles place greater strain on different parts of the chest? Just because it's only comprised of 3 different heads doesn't mean you can't strain specific areas depending on how you lift.
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