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    He seems to do 30 degrees with dumbells and then 45 degrees with barbells.

    I stopped doing 45 recently and switched to 30, I do feel less tired when I do shoulders later in the week, but I am still not sure if they hit the upper pec in the same way.

    thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mileman View Post
    He seems to do 30 degrees with dumbells and then 45 degrees with barbells.

    I stopped doing 45 recently and switched to 30, I do feel less tired when I do shoulders later in the week, but I am still not sure if they hit the upper pec in the same way.

    thoughts?
    Do you feel your upper chest work while doing it.

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    mileman, the trick is not to use your shoulders but more on the pecs ...when you go upward directions...keep your shoulders down and contract those pecs muscles. I would practice once you get into the groove. it might be a wise thing to do.

    Steve kuclo- do you do heavy all the time on incline Bench Presses? or switch things around?
    example,
    heavy on the inclines
    medium DB flyes
    go failure on the dips?

    just an example bro... just wondering what are your thoughts?

    thanks

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    Agreed, keeping the shoulders down is critical, as is initiating the movement with the pec and not the shoulder. I also focus on feeling and squeezing the pec throughout the movement.

    I also feel strongly that if you are shoulder/arm dominant, that you should focus on heavy flyes.

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    Hey guys, thanks for the feedback.

    I do feel the upper pec working when I go 30 degrees and I try to use a wider grip to make sure I am not over working my shoulders/tris...IŽll keep that way for a while, check for any changes and then determine which way to go, balancing both could be a good move.

    I am in a permanent off off off season look, which means, it will all depend on how I feel rather than how I look hehe...

    Thanks again yŽall!

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    Any "Lifestyle" videos of Kuclo coming up next?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mileman View Post
    Hey guys, thanks for the feedback.

    I do feel the upper pec working when I go 30 degrees and I try to use a wider grip to make sure I am not over working my shoulders/tris...IŽll keep that way for a while, check for any changes and then determine which way to go, balancing both could be a good move.

    I am in a permanent off off off season look, which means, it will all depend on how I feel rather than how I look hehe...

    Thanks again yŽall!
    We all have different leverage and our own mind muscle connection. For exemple, i am able to get a great pump in the upper chest on a high incline (60 degrees) while not feeling my shoulder much. Retracting and depressing shoulders blades help a lot. And putting your focus on what you want to work.

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    The fact that Steve was able to improve a lagging muscle group makes this a bit more valuable!
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    Nothing against kuclo, but the video was kinda lame. Didn't learn anything from it

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianBeef View Post
    Nothing against kuclo, but the video was kinda lame. Didn't learn anything from it
    These videos are geared more towards those who are new to the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate View Post
    These videos are geared more towards those who are new to the game.
    Some advanced training videos would be nice

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    This is valuable to everyone. How people bring up weak points.... not how you got your arms from 21" to 22". More and more people are starting to realize you have to play with movements and ROM to find what works for YOU (not what you were told worked for Arnold, Jay, etc...)


    Isnt it funny how EVERYONE gave Max Charles shit for his ROM years ago and now were all starting to realize his methods may actually be better?!
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    More time under tension. Simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianBeef View Post
    Some advanced training videos would be nice
    do you think you could handle it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del Toro View Post
    do you think you could handle it?
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