Flat vs Incline Bench Press - Change weight?

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KidKurious

Flat vs Incline Bench Press - Change weight?

Post by KidKurious » Tue May 30, 2006 11:09 pm

Let's say I can lift 90 lbs on flat bench press, if I were to do incline bench press, would I have to decrease or increase the weight?

I'm assuming the change in angle has an affect on this.

Thanks!

Ironman

Post by Ironman » Wed May 31, 2006 6:02 am

Try about 75 on incline. Also remember that standard bars weigh 45 lbs and you can lift a little more weight with barbell then dumbbell.

MattZ

Post by MattZ » Wed May 31, 2006 10:52 am

Definitely less weight. How much less is hard to say ... will depend on a number of factors including the angle of incline.

MattZ

Post by MattZ » Wed May 31, 2006 10:56 am

Also the groove is different on inclines. Best bet would probably be to start very light and work up from there.

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