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Tyler Keith 07-08-2013 06:16 PM

incline press question
i'm wondering what exercises you all would recommend to complement the incline press in a strength routine.

i am definitely including squats & deadlifts, dips & chins.
recently i've also been doing incline press, press & pendlay rows.
these are the three elements i'm curious about; is this balanced? any modifications you might suggest?

i am just trying to build up strength (3x5) in a balanced way that will transfer to the olympic lifts when i have the opportunity to learn them. bench press tends to mess with my shoulders, and this article convinced me to focus on incline press anyways: http://www.catalystathletics.com/art...?articleID=120

thanks in advance,

Blake Barnes 07-08-2013 09:56 PM

Hey Tyler,

It sounds like you're getting a lot of good strength exercises in. Another pressing movement I like is the snatch push press (like mentioned in the article). I think that if you're wanting to get into weightlifting you can start to do some more of those exercises specific to the sport.

You mentioned squats that doesn't do much complimenting the incline press, but since you mentioned it I would start doing some front squats and overhead squats.

Also, I would work in some DB or KB pressing/pulling movements as well for variety and to limit the chances of any asymmetries in strength.

Tamara Reynolds 07-10-2013 09:59 AM

We do a lot of triceps accessory work for pressing. Various types of dips, tricep pushdowns, lying tricep extensions, and push-up variations.

Tyler Keith 07-10-2013 08:17 PM

thank you both!

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