Is Flat Pressing Necessary?

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    Agustin Valdes
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    Hi Joe,

    I recently watched your “Top 3 Favorite Chest Exercises” from youtube (love the series, best content ever), where you recommended an Incline Press, a Flat Press and a Chest Flye. I have tried flat/decline pressing in the past, with both dumbbells and also a barbell but it gives me shoulder pain (I think I’m one of those people who feel “impingy” like you mentioned in the video) no matter the technique or ROM used. So, currently I’m focusing on the Incline Bench Press and the Cable Flye, which fit me perfectly and produce no pain. Is this enough to maximise hypertrophy in my chest? Or should I keep trying until I find a flat pressing variation that fits me so I can add it to my exercise selection?

    Thanks.

    Best,

    Agustin.

    #22334
    Joe
    Keymaster

    Hi Joe,

    I recently watched your “Top 3 Favorite Chest Exercises” from youtube (love the series, best content ever), where you recommended an Incline Press, a Flat Press and a Chest Flye. I have tried flat/decline pressing in the past, with both dumbbells and also a barbell but it gives me shoulder pain (I think I’m one of those people who feel “impingy” like you mentioned in the video) no matter the technique or ROM used. So, currently I’m focusing on the Incline Bench Press and the Cable Flye, which fit me perfectly and produce no pain. Is this enough to maximise hypertrophy in my chest? Or should I keep trying until I find a flat pressing variation that fits me so I can add it to my exercise selection?

    Thanks.

    Best,

    Agustin.

    #22342
    Agustin Valdes
    Participant

    Thanks Joe, you’re the best!!!

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