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Old 02-11-2003, 06:35 PM
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Default Seated Chest Press vs Bench Press

I train at home in my basement and have access to limited equipment and have no training partner (there is no gym in the town where i live). I have a home gym system where i can do Seated Chest Presses. I like them because I don't need a spotter, but are they as good as Bench Presses? Not like i have a choice (i don't have a regular bench [img]/forum/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]), but just curious about some pros and cons.
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Old 02-11-2003, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: Seated Chest Press vs Bench Press

i don't think they're because with a bench press you work alot more muscles and the chest press you're not. i also have a home gym system and i have free weights i find that the bench press is alot harder to do than a chest press, but if you only have a chest press then just do that
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Old 02-11-2003, 07:27 PM
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Default Re: Seated Chest Press vs Bench Press

free weights are better as a rule, but you gotta do what oyu gotta do.
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Old 02-12-2003, 06:52 PM
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Yes, free weights before machines...ALWAYS remember that! Don't turn into one of those people that only use machines, or rarely use free weights... I'd bet you anything that it they went and took part in an intense sport, they would get injured from a lack of supporting muscle work. And yes, bench press is better than chest press, but hey, do what you can do man. Pick up some dumbbells man, you'll love 'em.
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Old 02-12-2003, 06:58 PM
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Default Re: Seated Chest Press vs Bench Press

Well i got the dumbells and barbells, but i don't have just a regular bench, thanks fer your input guys!
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