Nah, I'm talking straight up incline bench. I've been mostly using a machine for inclines lately, but last I did them with regularity and there was a huge difference between incline and flat. 30+lbs and I wasn't moving that much weight. I think inclines were always easier on my shoulders?
Right now for chest I've been doing Flat BB and DB bench (I prefer db), seated incline machine, and pushups on a TRX thing so I have to stabilize everything. I'll probably switch to flat db bench and incline bb since thats how I used to do it.
Guys! I can be the token weak guy of the thread. This is adorbs!
@KingJulien, you might have low back strain issues, but trust me when I say that surgery is a different ball game. I couldn't work out for 3 years between injury and surgery/recovery so I'm honestly pretty weak in the low back. I can do walking lunges with 2x50lb db's which is half decent.
If I fuck it up again, I'll have to get fused, which is about a year of recovery time and from there you're essentially going to have issues 10 or so years down the line requiring more fusions. This will likely be me in the future, but I'd like to push it away for atleast a few decades.
Trust me though, I feel pathetic even using a squat rack for that little weight, but so it goes. I also try getting as close to atg as my flexibility will let me.
Originally Posted by KingJulien
Oh, I see. That's practically a flat bench anyway. My numbers are from a fixed bench that I think is at a 45 degree angle, the lack of chest involvement and greater ROM make it harder to push nearly as much weight (also I haven't trained it).
I honestly think my anterior delts are just stronger in general. The difference of 30 lbs is quite a lot when you think about the % difference.