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Unread 02-24-2015, 11:23 AM
LanceSARMstrong LanceSARMstrong is offline
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Default substitute chest dips for bench

I'm currently doing the generic bulking routine and I bench press two times per week. I recently got a slight pain in my front shoulders, not while training but rather when sitting at home.
Does ist make sense to only do flat bench press once per week and chest dips as the first chest exercise on the other upper body workout?
So:
Upper body 1:
Bench 3-46-8
...
Incline bench 2-3x10-12
...

Upper body 2:
Chest dips 3-4x6-8
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Incline bench 2-3x10-12
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The only goal is hypertrophy so I don't necessarily need flat bench press.
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Unread 02-24-2015, 11:38 AM
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Any intelligent exercise subsititution is fine.
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I guess this would be an intelligent one?
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Unread 02-25-2015, 12:36 AM
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I'm not sure that dips is a right choice when you have shoulder pain.
Floor press might be better choice
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Unread 02-26-2015, 07:55 AM
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Which option would be the best?

a) dips 2x/week 6-8 reps + incline db bench 10-12 reps
b) 45 degree incline bb press 6-8 reps + incline db bench 10-12 reps
c) incline db bench 6-8 reps + incline db bench 10-12 reps

I think it wouldn't be good to do incline db bench for low reps. Option a seems to be the best, because the chest gets hit from different angles, but I have to try if dips are ok for my shoulders.
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