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    Great chest without bench???

    Anyone have good results without benching? What exercises? I've read interviews with 2 pros. One said military isn't important for good shoulders (I don't believe that). The other said bench is overated for chest development.....hmm.

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    I have had much success using primarily variations of the bench press. Flys are the only supplemental exercise I use.





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    i like inclines more then flat bench if that is what you are referring to
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    Re: Great chest without bench???

    Originally posted by seabee
    Anyone have good results without benching? What exercises? I've read interviews with 2 pros. One said military isn't important for good shoulders (I don't believe that). The other said bench is overated for chest development.....hmm.
    for a lot of people the flat bb bench is not a good chest exercise. it is all due to genetics/biomechanics (issertion points of tendons, ligaments, muscles, etc).

    for some of us the flat bb bench is the king of chest exercises. I know that I have always had great sucess in strength and hypertrophy using the flat bb bench...
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    Cable Cross works rather well. Its also
    very good when you need a quick pump
    without crushing your button down shirt


    I like decline dumbell presses, and, incline
    dumbell presses.

    However, if you want to eliminate a bench
    alltogether..........Cable Cross.
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    Originally posted by OMNIFEX
    Cable Cross works rather well. Its also
    very good when you need a quick pump
    without crushing your button down shirt


    I like decline dumbell presses, and, incline
    dumbell presses.

    However, if you want to eliminate a bench
    alltogether..........Cable Cross.
    word up on the incline dumbells, gives a great range of motion, i also like incline flys
    , i just started doing dumbell pullovers and so far am really liking it
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    Bench Press is an extremly overrated movement just for the fact that every uneducated teenager bench presses 3-4 times a week. It's a great movement, and in my opinion a great addition to a chest routine. Military Press is also a great shoulder builder.
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    Not saying you can’t get gains without flat bench press, but IMO not doing bench is like doing leg extension thinking your gains will be the same as doing squats.

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    flat bb bench is a strength test for me. i feel the chest is better developed with some of the other exercises y'all have already listed.

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    so, uh, what did this pro in the interview say you should do instead of bench? (...and what pro and what publication is this from?)

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