What qualifies as a "slight-incline"?

Discussion in 'Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST)' started by Drew_1, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. Drew_1

    Drew_1 New Member

    Hey fellas,

    This is sort of a trivial question, but I constantly see people refering to benching on a "slight incline" or "low incline" in order to "hit the entire chest"( [​IMG] [​IMG] )

    Well since I buy into this argument, I'd like to know what you guys consider a slight-incline and how you go about achieving it.

    As of my last workout, I did two sets of flat BB bench followed by dumbell press on a flat bench with some plates stacked under it.

    You always hear that if you have a big flat BB bench you'll have a big chest(all around), but i guess its a mental thing to want to "feel" the chest muscle contracting. Anyway if benching on a slight incline is truly a more efficient way to work the chest, i'd sure as hell like to make sure i'm implementing it properly into my training.

    Thanks guys,

    -Drew
     
  2. Fausto

    Fausto HST Expert

    Drew1

    15 degrees or so!

    Plates under the bench qualifies I guess when you cannot change the bench.

    For once I'll mention Mentzer he said in different words "a slight incline bench provides a longer ROM and is the best way to hit the entire chest area"

    My argument is more from a shoulder point of view, this way my shoulders feel better and I can bench without pain!
     
  3. Drew_1

    Drew_1 New Member

    Thx Fausto,

    I agree that my shoulders feel better when using only a slight incline as opposed to 45 degrees and more chest recruitment is a nice plus!

    -Drew
     

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