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Old 02-19-2003, 03:46 PM
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I was wondering, what is the best angle to do the incline bench press
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Old 02-19-2003, 03:49 PM
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Default Re: best angle for incline bench

ummm, are you looking for a degree? its hard to say really, it depends on the bench. we have some benches that go from flat to straight up and some others that go from a low incline to a high incline.

just make sure you arent using too much delts when doing incline presses. if you are, then lower it a bit
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Old 02-19-2003, 03:50 PM
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Default Re: best angle for incline bench

I use the lowest setting on the incline bench to work the most of my chest. The more you raise it, the more you will start working the fronts of you shoulders. But you should take advantage of all the angles in my opinion.
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Old 02-19-2003, 04:34 PM
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yea i was actually wondering in terms of degrees. i think my bench goes 15-30-45 degrees...normally I use 15 but i was just curious what you guys think.
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Old 02-19-2003, 05:07 PM
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Default Re: best angle for incline bench

Low incline is best. No more than 30%.
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Old 02-19-2003, 05:20 PM
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Default Re: best angle for incline bench

I generally use 30 degrees as well. At this angle i feel all the weight in my chest and very little stress on the delts. Experiement and see whats good for you. Ill usually start at 30 but move it around here and there just to hit from different angles. You never want to do the same thing for too long a time.

As a sidenote I just hit a long time goal on incline dumbbell bench. I did the 100 lb dumbbells 5 times. I was pretty stoked.
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Old 02-19-2003, 06:40 PM
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Default Re: best angle for incline bench

I think it's best to use all the different angles. It will give you a good variety.

Switch the angle of the incline (if you can), from week to week, for a nice twist.

One week use the Low Incline setting, then use the Mid Incline setting, the next week, and then the High Incline setting. Rotate them all.

This way you are working your Chest form all the possible incline angles. But like said above, try to keep your front delts out of play, as much as possible..
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Old 02-19-2003, 06:59 PM
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sound good, thanks guys
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Old 02-20-2003, 02:17 AM
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I use the highest Incline.... this helps to really Isolate the upper pecs... Otherwise you might as well do neck presses on the flat bench...
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