Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hammer Strength Incline Presses - Upper Chest Development

For most guys it is reasonably easy to get a big chest -- free bench press and flat bench dumbbell presses will get you there.

But what about the much harder to develop upper chest which has a tendency to go flat with age and without exercise to focus on it.

There are Smith Machine incline bench presses -- they are good but it can be hard to get in exactly the right position and if you are not, they can be tough on the shoulders (something I found out the hard way.) Free bar incline presses are good, too, but you need someone who really knows how to spot you. If not, they are dangerous.

Perhaps the best all-around upper chest developer I've found is the Hammer Strength Incline Press machine (plate loaded.) All you have to do is adjust the seat to your height and you can really slam the upper chest. Do about 4 sets of 6 - 8 reps (meaning you have set the weight to where you have to squeeze out that last rep!)

Take a look at the video at http://www.jimkarger.com/gym.php

Let me know if you have questions and add this into your workout for 6 weeks and let me know whether you see a difference.

Coming up later this week -- back to the kitchen and a great high-protein, low-carb scallop dish with a twist!


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