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Hey, as the title says.
Alot of bodybuilders are saying that a 15-30 degree incline chest press is safer for the shoulders then a flat one and i simply wonder if there is any truth to this or is it pure bro-science?
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I thought it was a very slight decline which was safer?
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It's not any less or more safe on the shoulders. It just takes a bit more emphasis off the anterior delts. Incline presses are not unsafe for shoulders.
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It's not any less or more safe on the shoulders. It just takes a bit more emphasis off the anterior delts. Incline presses are not unsafe for shoulders.


But doesn't incline put more emphasis on the shoulders?
I mean, the closer you get to an ohp the more you work your shoulders.
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But what does that have to do with the safety of it???? -3X
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But what does that have to do with the safety of it???? -3X


I have no idea, i just wonder why so many bodybuilders says it's friendlier for the shoulders then the regular bench, what's the reason?
Is it BS or is the line you press in during a slight incline less taxing for your cuffs, joints etc?
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Maybe it's in relation to a conversation about overdevelopment of the front of your shoulders because of lots of bench pressing. Change the angle of the press to take the emphasis off the shoulder as much as possible. If that were true the no one would be doing the OHP at all.
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I had a shoulder injury for a year, couldnt dumbbell press at all. now im back at it since september and dumbbell flat chest press= pain free. dumbbell incline chest press=shoulder pain.

so id say flat is better on the shoulders than incline and more effective to.

when i did do incline in the past, my delts grew more than usual, switched to flat and chest grew more than usual.


incline is overrated imo
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I yearn for a day when people stop listening to bodybuilders about how human anatomy works, and start listening to physiologists. -3X
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I read something months ago in T-nation about a slight decline being beneficial on many levels. So, when I remember it, I often put a 10 kilogram plate under the bench when I press.

Partly because of things I've read by @eknight I've come to the belief that bench press variations are irrelevant.

So I just do flat bench.
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Originally Posted by Sach
Hey, as the title says.
Alot of bodybuilders are saying that a 15-30 degree incline chest press is safer for the shoulders then a flat one and i simply wonder if there is any truth to this or is it pure bro-science?


Perhaps you would 'feel' safer as you would find it easier to generate leg drive. Then again...Bodybuilders generally bench with arms flared, flat backs, and legs doing all sorts of weird shit.
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Originally Posted by Sach
Hey, as the title says.
Alot of bodybuilders are saying that a 15-30 degree incline chest press is safer for the shoulders then a flat one and i simply wonder if there is any truth to this or is it pure bro-science?


Perhaps you would 'feel' safer as you would find it easier to generate leg drive. Then again...Bodybuilders generally bench with arms flared, flat backs, and legs doing all sorts of weird shit.


Yyyyep...

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