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Unread 07-26-2015, 07:27 AM
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Default Chest fly form

I tried incline chest flies yesterday as an alternate to OHPing after flat bench (GBR). Not sure it can stick with them because I feel pinching anteriorly in the shoulder but I'm wondering about form.

Is it necessary to bring the DBs totally together during inclie chest flyes at the top of the movement? I noticed that beyond a certain point, I didn't feel like the chest was doing any work to bring the arms together. Or could it be because I was disengaging the working muscles due to poor form?
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Unread 07-26-2015, 07:42 AM
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Do cable flyes instead and/or do a hybrid press-flye with the dumbbells.
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Unread 07-26-2015, 03:03 PM
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You have any videos showing good form with the fly press movement. I think I know how just want to double check.
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Unread 07-26-2015, 03:49 PM
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Press it up, flye it down.
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Unread 07-27-2015, 02:28 AM
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Press it up, flye it down.
Flye it down with:
  • Thumbs facing each other
    or
  • Rotate hands at the top of the movement so palms face each other for the flye part?
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When doing fly or cable fly its better to use overhand grip. So thumbs facing on db fly. But for db fly/press hybrid not sure which would be best.

Last edited by Superlifter : 07-27-2015 at 06:52 AM.
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Unread 07-27-2015, 04:43 PM
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Flye it down with:
  • Thumbs facing each other
    or
  • Rotate hands at the top of the movement so palms face each other for the flye part?

Whichever one is easier on your joints and/or allows you to feel the stretch on the pec better.
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Unread 07-30-2015, 08:25 PM
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Do cable flyes instead and/or do a hybrid press-flye with the dumbbells.
How would using cables vs DBs change the angle?

Do you also mean not to do cable flye from an incline and just go flat? I have a feeling it's the angle that causes things to get weird. I can DB flat bench just fine so perhaps it's an incline thing?

I'll give the cables a try lying down or standing up and see what happens. We also have a cable fly machine but it tends to hurt my elbows during the movement (long limb problem?).

Thanks for the help.
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Unread 08-10-2015, 02:26 PM
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Got a video to check form. I tried the press fly variation and even with just the 15s I felt a pinch in the front of the shoulder during the fly part. I think I'm gonna go back to using incline bench or OHP even though I might not get much out of it after benching (heavy bench, heavy cable row, accessory pulldown, accessory OHP/incline bench--either variation woth DBs).

Just want to make sure it's not super petarded form that's the issue:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxf6CIOI8OM
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Unread 08-10-2015, 02:47 PM
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I don't know about the form as I've never seen or done those, and that pinch you speak of...wow did I mess up my right shoulder once in that manner. First and only time I've messed with dumbbell flyes in my program...lasted about 2 weeks...took many more to recover.

I'm just commenting because I got a kick out of the fact that you decided to put your video in the "comedy" category.
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