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Old 08-23-2005, 01:50 PM
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Default Ratio of weight between incline, flat and decline bench?

I tried decline bench for the first time today and it was very unusual getting used to the angle, thus I really went weak on the exercise. I thought I read that as the angle decreases, the more weight one should be able to lift. Is this *generally* true?
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Default Re: Ratio of weight between incline, flat and decline bench?

generally most people can use more weight on decline because the stress is on the chest, and less stress is on the deltoids, so they are less likely to fatigue and be the weak link in the exercise. But you are right, until you get used to the angle, it can be awkward
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my incline is weakest
my decline is strongest
flat bench is in the middle
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Default Re: Ratio of weight between incline, flat and decline bench?

My bench press abilities are the same as Andy's above.

I really struggle to keep up on the incline, I have begun to notice my shoulders are really hard to gain on.
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my incline is weakest
my decline is strongest
flat bench is in the middle

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same here
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When doing DB decline press, do you guys have a partner hand you the DBs? If not, how do you mount the bench with heavier weights?
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Default Re: Ratio of weight between incline, flat and decline bench?

Well keep in mind that the ROM on decline bench is significantly shorter than on an incline or flat bench.
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When doing DB decline press, do you guys have a partner hand you the DBs? If not, how do you mount the bench with heavier weights?

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Gotta let someone hand you the weight bro, its a dangerous angle you at and if you try yourself and something happens you gonna be in trouble. If you going super heavy with decline dumbell press ask 2 guys to pass it to you at the same time cos if passed one at a time you hand receiving it first with fatigue faster.
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When doing DB decline press, do you guys have a partner hand you the DBs? If not, how do you mount the bench with heavier weights?

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Gotta let someone hand you the weight bro, its a dangerous angle you at and if you try yourself and something happens you gonna be in trouble. If you going super heavy with decline dumbell press ask 2 guys to pass it to you at the same time cos if passed one at a time you hand receiving it first with fatigue faster.

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I tend to workout early in the morning when I am usually in the gym by myself. Might doing decline in the cage be a better option or smith machine?
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Default Re: Ratio of weight between incline, flat and decline bench?

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my incline is weakest
my decline is strongest
flat bench is in the middle

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Same here.
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