Try widening your grip one workout a week to where your index finger is on the ring. That should hit the chest pretty good. Also getting deeper on the DB press will hit the chest more. As far as decline goes, I believe most people would be better off in doing flyes, pushups, or another DB variation on a flat or incline than to do decline. The only thing I have ever used a decline for is to do situps. On dips are you doing more than 10? If you are, then you would be better served to do them weighted. If not, work up to it.
Agreed, I only do declines for hypertrophy because I have tiny pecs and a long torso.
I also use to have your problem, widening my grip almost completely negated that problem. I’ve increased my lift almost 30lbs in 7 months with a wide grip. Just make sure you keep your elbows are a 90 degree angle.
Another trick you could do is grab some light dumbbells and fly our like 15 reps then super set your bench. This will make your pecs tired to and help balance things a bit.
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Thanks for the quick response,
Flat barbell press 3x8 at 160lbs (last set
usually dont get 8)
Incline dumbell press 3x8 at 60lbs dumbells(last
set is hard at 6)
Decline barbell press 3x10 at 160lbs (easiest
Dips to failure
Cable pushdowns to failure
My tri’s only get tired when i do flat bench or incline dumbells, they dont get tired when i do decline barbell.
I attend college and try to eat as much as possible whenever possible, i also am taking creatine and protein. Everything else on my body seems to be gettin bigger…minus my chest, so it looks kinda funny! Thanks for the help,