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Old 01-03-2012, 02:31 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by BigCatDaddy View Post
I don't think changing to incline bench for flat bench would hinder pectoral development, but probably enhance it which is what I think SR is probably after being the ladies man that he is .
The EMG data shows that decline hits upper pecs better than incline, and flat bench hits overall chest development better than both. I mean, the differences aren't very large, but they are there and statistically significant.

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I agree to try to keep compound exercises pretty much your staple while "changing up" the exercises for other muscles. I wasn't suggesting to do leg extensions in place of squats by any means. By maybe sometime you want to to front shoulder presses instead of rear shoulder presses, maybe sometime you want to do arnolds for a bit on shoulder day instead of side lat, maybe you want to switch from DB's to a plate for front row, or use the a cable machine for it. Change from upright row on the smith machine to ropes on the cable machine or use a reg barbell. Change from preacher curl with curl bar to dumbbells on the preacher curl, do curls on that cable, do hammer curls instead of palms in. Try some supersets, try some drop sets which can be done with compound excercises as well. I could go on and on, but my point it keep it fresh, keep it fun, work hard and keep coming back while of course using compound movements supplemented with lifts for the smaller muscle groups.
Agreed!

I guess my overall emphasis is that we do things all the time that we may not necessarily prefer to do when it comes to diet and fitness. I mean, I'd love to eat apple pie every day and 18 fatty steaks, while drinking as much as I want. But I can't. We all make sacrifices in the name of fitness. So, bearing that in mind, it makes more sense, IMO, to do the exercises that are the very best for you, regardless of how boring they may be at times. And I think you agree with that, mostly.
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