Bench Press question
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January 29th 05, 05:06 AM
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In article , im2manly
Hobbes Wrote: In article
I'm new to the forum, but have been lifting for a while. Any way Ihave-
a question about bench pressing. I know that if you use a archwhen you
bench you can lift alot more. My question is will i get abetter work out
by arching or by not arching? thanks-- im2manly
Define 'better workout'.
Well will I work my pecs better if i arch or am i just better off
Arching allows heavier weight to be used safely. If you are concerned with
bodybuilding and pec development I'd suggest ditching the flat bench and
doing incline benches - don't arch.
Flat benches aren't a great chest exercise, IMO.