[quote]The Mighty Stu wrote:
I’m currently trying to add to my own pecs, and the best approach I’ve found, is to start with a cable/fly movement (pre exhaust a bit), and then do low decline DB’s. Declines, while abused by most new trainers because they can ‘lift’ more weight, are great to take your front delts out of the movement. I did them years ago whenever my shoulders would act up (old high school injury), but have now been using them in a much more thought out manner. I don’t, however, like to use the normal decline bench in the gym, instead preferring to pile 3 plates under the end of one of the flat benches, then I angle my rib cage a bit to simulate more of a ‘dipping’ angle, and even keep my hands in a neutral position (again, better fiber recruitment, and will also feel much more natural once you adjust to it!).
I never understood the concept of pre-fatigue applied to your chest before a bench exercise if you’re an arm/delt dependent presser. Wouldn’t it be more logical to pre-fatigue your triceps and deltoids before pressing to encourage your chest to pick up the slack?