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    Ha - i'm tempted to argue that you being an exception may indeed be that - an exception. Your post is filled with all the normal flaws of anecdotal evidence - its s single case, completely uncontrolled, and you may be unknowingly biased. However, i've already accepted that there probably are too many variables to consider so i'll just say you are probably right.

    Also, i do object to the term 'fitness' - i think experiments are much more applicable to stamina-type fitness, and correspondingly you see a lot more research in this area. Weights training though, ok.
    There is nothing wrong with anecdotal advice when it comes to something like training. One of the reasons why I have never jumped on a cookie cutter routine is because I prefer to adapt training on a particular day to how I feel.

    It is safe to sometimes use your own faculties of judgement in order to determine what is best for you rather than following the totally abstracted advice from people in a lab who have never lifted a weight in their life!
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    (Original post by nexttime)
    Ha - i'm tempted to argue that you being an exception may indeed be that - an exception. Your post is filled with all the normal flaws of anecdotal evidence - its s single case, completely uncontrolled, and you may be unknowingly biased. However, i've already accepted that there probably are too many variables to consider so i'll just say you are probably right.

    Also, i do object to the term 'fitness' - i think experiments are much more applicable to stamina-type fitness, and correspondingly you see a lot more research in this area. Weights training though, ok.
    Well, if you look at the logs of bodybuilders you will find that they overwhelmingly use incline movements rather than decline movements to build the chest.

    The problem with decline movements is that the ROM is shorter on them and as such they tend to be more triceps dominated. EMG tests only reveal activation, not stress, anyway. Bodybuilders and weightlifters will know instinctively or through experience what lifts put the most stress on what areas; they don't need studies to tell them this.
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    It is safe to sometimes use your own faculties of judgement in order to determine what is best for you rather than following the totally abstracted advice from people in a lab who have never lifted a weight in their life!
    Like i said before, such 'evidence' doesn't have to be super-formal, done by guys in white coats, peer-reviewed etc

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    Well, if you look at the logs of bodybuilders you will find that they overwhelmingly use incline movements rather than decline movements to build the chest.
    See now you are talking more about using population-wide consensuses from multiple sources, which i think constitutes a real attempt to use evidence rather than individual anecdotes! If you just combined the results of these blogs into one place and you've basically got a study right there. Not a particularly great study, but still.

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    Bodybuilders and weightlifters will know instinctively or through experience what lifts put the most stress on what areas; they don't need studies to tell them this.
    That is probably true but more generally, biology has the annoying habit of rarely conforming to concepts like'physics' or 'logic'.
 
 
 
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