Jim a couple questions on bench press substitutions.
If someone is lower pec heavy/dominant, and shallow mass wise and weak in the upper pecs, is it acceptable to substitute incline presses for the bench press, or would that be to much vertical angle type pressing?
If I wanted to stick with bench presses because they have so much carry over for me when I get strong on them but don't want to add any more mass to my lower pecs but still want the carry over from strength gains, could I do the 5/3/1 flat bench(and maybe some joker sets or the template where you work up to your TM and and keep going with jokers etc) just to get strong, but finish with down sets like "first set last" and/or assistance exercises with incline pressing to work on mass and hypertrophy for upper pecs?
My last question is being that I have ripped up rotator cuffs(old age,surgery,etc,can't repair)are board presses(1 board, maybe 2 boards at most if even that) accpetable as a substitution in either flat or incline pressing since it allows me to still train heavy with no issues or pain?
Thanks, sorry if it's been asked before.
Basically in summary I'm looking for a way to get as strong as possible on flat bench for the carry over but without adding anymore mass to my lower pecs and instead putting some size on upper pecs.