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Friend says db press works outer chest more and less shoulders / tris ,, is this broscience
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Originally Posted by Cubb
Friend says db press works outer chest more and less shoulders / tris ,, is this broscience


Ask him to point out the "outer chest" on an anatomy chart. I would be curious where this muscle is.
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Brosceince. EMG activity is similar for either one on the entire chest. There is no "outer chest." Pec major fibers can not be preferentially worked in terms of "inner" and "outer."

http://mobile.journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/_layouts/oaks.journals.mobile/articleviewer.aspx?year=2005&issue=05000&article=00034

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02640414.2010.543916

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Since the weights aren't connected in db press and bench press has quite a bit of outward force this might mean that you can't utilize your triceps strength as good in db press, making it more of a pec centered exercise. (not saying it hits chest better, just that it hits triceps worse)
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