Hey everyone. This is my first post, so I’m not quite sure if this is the right place to be posting.
Anyway, from my understanding, the pecs consist of two muscles: the sternocostal head and the clavicular head. I recently watched Dorian Yates’ “Blood and Guts” trainer in which he referred to the decline bench press as (probably) the most effective pec exercise that works the whole chest, contrary to popular belief, considering the function of the pecs is to bring the arms downwards and across.
Initially when I started working out, I thought that it’d be crucial to do the flat barbell bench press, but upon more research and a study I found (not sure if it’s entirely reliable, conducted correctly, etc.), I concluded that the decline dumbbell press was a superior choice for general pec development, but also incorporating incline dumbbell press would be crucial.
Is the flat barbell bench press really as good as everyone claims? Is the decline version better, and if so, why? Do genetics and body structure play a role? (I have pretty long arms.)
Thank you, looking forward to communicating on this forum as the bodybuilding.com drove me insane