Bench press undermined workout by newbies, also cable flys

  • MarcBodybuild...

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    Jun 18, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    This are the 2 kings of chest building, if u want to develop a great chest don't skip flat bench press, if its too heavy lighten the load. If its to easy add more weights.

    1 # rule most people don't do - squeeze ur pecs when pushing up, as well pause at the very top then go down.

    Cable flys work wonders , so follow it up after bench
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    Jun 19, 2012 3:43 AM GMT
    okay, i'll try that to see it helps since I have totally ignored the flat bench press.
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    Jun 19, 2012 3:43 AM GMT
    okay, i'll try that to see it helps since I have totally ignored the flat bench press.
  • FRE0

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    Jun 19, 2012 3:55 AM GMT
    Why is the flat bench press better than dumbbell flys? Does anyone suggest that I stop doing dumbbell flys and do bench presses instead? The dumbbell flys seems to be working; I'm still gaining on them.
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    Jun 19, 2012 3:56 AM GMT
    Me too. Thanks for the advice.
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    Jun 29, 2012 9:24 AM GMT
    There can only be one king.

    Perhaps one is the king and the other is... a prime minister, or Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal?

    #trollface
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    Jun 29, 2012 9:52 AM GMT
    Really? If it is too heavy, lower the weights?

    groundbreaking.
  • Fritter

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    Jun 29, 2012 10:00 AM GMT
    MarcBodybuilding said
    1 # rule most people don't do - squeeze ur pecs when pushing up, as well pause at the very top then go down.



    Yeah definatly, I find this the hardest habit to get in to
  • Joeyphx444

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    Jul 02, 2012 6:43 AM GMT
    Actually bench press is overrated not undermined
    I stopped doing bench press and just really hit it hard with the dumbbell presses, fly and cable flys in addition to chest presses on machines and have notices a huge difference in my chest development. So bench presses aren't really needed. I noticed that I was just doin them to see how high I could go in weight but never really got the feel of improvement in my strength.
  • Joeyphx444

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    Jul 02, 2012 7:03 AM GMT
    Don't forget plain old pushups icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 02, 2012 10:20 AM GMT
    Flys are a monumental waste of time.
  • FRE0

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    Jul 02, 2012 6:37 PM GMT
    SxyDrkHair said
    FRE0 saidWhy is the flat bench press better than dumbbell flys? Does anyone suggest that I stop doing dumbbell flys and do bench presses instead? The dumbbell flys seems to be working; I'm still gaining on them.


    Both will work better. Doing same exercise your body already got used to it. Try new exercise is always better ;-)


    I've heard that doing the same exercise is less effective than doing new exercises, and perhaps it is. But have there ever been any careful studies to verify that? Sometimes something is assumed to be true because it has been repeated often. Although the benefits of exercise are clear, I'm unsure of some of the specific advice.

    I finally figured out which word should have been used to describe this thread; "underrated" would be better than "undermined."

    One advantage of dumbell flies over bench presses is that if one can't quite do the last repetition, the situation is easier to handle with the dumbell flies. Dumbells can't strangle you or pin you to the bench. However, if I stop making progress with the dumbells, I'll try alternating with the bench press.
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    Jul 02, 2012 6:43 PM GMT
    I stopped reading at "This are"
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    Jul 02, 2012 6:44 PM GMT
    Joeyphx444 saidActually bench press is overrated not undermined
    I stopped doing bench press and just really hit it hard with the dumbbell presses, fly and cable flys in addition to chest presses on machines and have notices a huge difference in my chest development. So bench presses aren't really needed. I noticed that I was just doin them to see how high I could go in weight but never really got the feel of improvement in my strength.


    I kind of agree. I don't bench press like ever. I did when I first started lifting then thought it was boring as hell so I replaced it with other stuff...
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    Jul 02, 2012 6:48 PM GMT
    7Famark saidReally? If it is too heavy, lower the weights?

    groundbreaking.


    I've been adding weight all this time!