A quick question about incline press

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phanhuyen345
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A quick question about incline press

Post by phanhuyen345 » Sun May 20, 2018 9:35 pm

My goal is weights and reps, I figure strength and size will follow, and am perfectly happy to let nature take its course on which looms larger.

From reading these forums I think I understand how important it is to make the core lifts the foundation: bench, squat, deadlift, and from there to concentrate on basic compounds. After that I leave some time for aux/isolated really just because they're fun or I have some time.

This leaves me wondering, where does incline press fit in for a beginner? If I'm doing Bench Press and Seated Military Press, do I gain anything from Incline Press? Or, put another way, am I tiring myself out on that and using energy that could go to bench and military?

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Re: A quick question about incline press

Post by stuward » Tue May 22, 2018 9:37 am

If you're already doing flat bench and OHP, the incline press is redundant.
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