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Can Switching Exercises Make You Weaker?


Is my theory correct? I have had trouble switching my bench press to a different pressing movement.

For example if I switch to the incline bench press I would start to train my shoulders and my chest will not be as involved as much as it was with the flat bench.

So if I train incline bench press or even decline bench press for three weeks and go back to flat bench press wouldn't my flat bench press numbers go down since I could have possibly lost neural strength or atrophied(loss muscle) some chest muscle due to the fact I didn't stress the chest muscles as much from switching for three weeks.

Thanks for any help.


It's neural - not muscular. If you don't practice something, you won't improve at it.