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Incline Bench vs Flat Bench (Barbell)


#1

Which do you favor for chest development? I understand the flat bench is greatest for overall chest development , but i am more interested in having an aesthetic chest. Let me knkw what you guys think.


#2

You are asking the wrong question. The ‘correct’ question is, Which is more important with regard to having an aesthetically pleasing physique: Upper chest development, or lower chest development? IMO (and yours, I infer), the answer is a no-brainer–it’s upper chest. Now, as for which exercises tend to hit the upper-chest fibers best, that will vary both from person to person, as well as a function of how an exercise is performed.