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    What exercises instead of DB/BB decline presses can you do that target the same area?
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    Dips.
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    (Original post by SMed)
    Dips.
    This, but do them with a wider grip than normal, and try and go deep.
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    Why a wider grip exppex?
    If your looking into dips for your chest then lean forwards when you do them, if your aiming to hit your tri's then keep your body upright ,, hope this helps.
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    Dips and cable crossovers my man
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    (Original post by lpotts88)
    Why a wider grip exppex?
    If your looking into dips for your chest then lean forwards when you do them, if your aiming to hit your tri's then keep your body upright ,, hope this helps.
    If you take a shorter grip, it places more emphasis on the triceps, such as in close grip bench press as opposed to a normal grip on the bench. Same principle applies here.
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    You realise there's very very little difference between what gets used in a decline press and a flat one? You won't hit your "lower chest" really well or something. Why does every single average joe who isn't a pro-BBer worry about targetting all areas, I dont know
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    Nout wrong with a bit of variation though
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    Of course not. But there's hardly any variation in it. If I was getting sick of benching for instance, last thing I'd do for "variation" is go for decline. It's virtually the same. I'd switch to DBs, BB incline, DB incline, floor presses, there's all sorts
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    (Original post by Blatant Troll)
    Dips and cable crossovers my man
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    There really isn't an upper or lower chest muscle- its all one pectoralis major. But of course you should still go for variation to stimulate your muscles in different ways.
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    (Original post by Powerlifter)
    oh shush :p: they are a substitute (though there are much better ones out there), and tbh at the end of a chest sesh weighted cable crossovers work for me. Though no one else will admit as much, lest they too get ruined by Powerlifter :puppyeyes:

    Alas, I'll get my coat if you so wish :getmecoat:
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    (Original post by Blatant Troll)
    oh shush they are a substitute (though there are much better ones out there), and tbh at the end of a chest sesh weighted cable crossovers work for me. Though no one else will admit as much, lest they too get ruined by Powerlifter

    Alas, I'll get my coat if you so wish
    No crossover movement is a substitue for pressing.

    If you are not a pro bb on tons of gear and can manage cable crossovers at the end of a 'chest sesh' as you put it you are not pressing hard enough.

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    (Original post by Powerlifter)
    No crossover movement is a substitue for pressing.

    If you are not a pro bb on tons of gear and can manage cable crossovers at the end of a 'chest sesh' as you put it you are not pressing hard enough.

    I guess the first point is fair, though the second is just a cliche.

    Don't confuse me for someone stupid enough to argue with you mind - you're obviously a lot more experienced than me
 
 
 
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