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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:46 am 
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This is from the exrx site.

/WeightExercises/PectoralSternal/BBDeclineBenchPress.html

"Lower weight to upper chest. Press bar until arms are extended. Repeat."


Isn't it supposed to be lower chest?
I'm very confused about this.
Which is correct?

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:36 pm 
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In the description they use a "wide oblique overhand grip". In order to keep the elbows strictly vertical under the barbell, the barbell touches the chest higher than with a closer grip. So I guess thats where the confusion comes from... but it could also be a typo... ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:42 pm 
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Either way, I'd recommend lowering the barbell to your lower chest. Lowering the barbell to your upper chest on a decline or even flat bench press puts your shoulders in a very awkward position and could result in the barbell resting on your throat.


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