I made the change earlier this year from a basic home gym set up to going to a proper gym. It was cool for me because I could use heavier weights than before. My home collection was a little limited.
I decided that I wanted to fix some imbalances and in particular my chest was developed badly from loads of flat barbell bench pressing.
I switched to incline and things have changed big time. I no longer look like I have a pair of tatas and I have some respectable slabs of muscle on my upper chest which used to just be a boney muscle graveyard.
I’ve since removed doing flat bench chest work completely and I haven’t seen any negatives from doing so yet.
I also started working with dumbbells exclusively as I feel it much better when using an incline.
Have any of you managed to build fully developed chests by just doing incline bench? I want to know if I absolutely need to include some form of flat bench work. I don’t want to build more imbalances.
My full chest routine is very simple;
3-5 sets of heavy incline db bench for 6-10 reps.
3 sets on the chest fly machine. Similar reps.
I have done more for my chest in the past but my chest has grown way more with these two exercises recently.
I would be interested in adding more to my routine if anyone here strongly feels that these two exercises really isn’t enough.