Hey, what’s up, guys? I’m Scott from Muscularstrength.com and today I’m going to teach you a technique to help you maximize your time and gains when it comes to training your chest now personally I hate wasting time in the gym I’d rather put all my energy and focus into movements that are going to give me the most reward for my time and energy, so when it comes to training chest lately, I’ve been sticking to one exercise for my main compound movement So I’m still doing other exercises, but for my main just one no more flat bench followed by incline bench Just six to eight sets of an incline bench But it’s modified with an incline of only 10 to 20 degrees Now I say modified because most benches don’t have a setting for this degree of incline So you’ll have to modify the bench by taking either a thick 45 pounds bumper plate or two regular ones stack them and then place the back legs of the bench on top of them. So what makes this so much better? I’m guessing you’re all asking right now. Well, let me explain But before we get started be sure to click that subscribe button for more amazing content like this tap that notification bell. Alright, so first things first The phrase if it ain’t broke don’t fix it doesn’t really apply here if what you’re doing Right now is giving you great chest growth then by all means you don’t have to change a thing However, all I’m suggesting is that if you keep an open mind Even if what you’re currently doing is working fine It doesn’t necessarily mean it cannot be improved further just like the elite controller on my xbox all my friends Say the og controller works just fine, and it does But being able to reload and switch guns and Black Ops with my pinky finger and my ring finger Lets me keep both thumbs on the joysticks just saying it could be better So what’s the problem then with the flat incline press or to be more specific Why switch to just a 10 to 20-degree incline? Well ever since I can remember I’ve started my chest workouts with flat bench and then moved to incline after three to four sets Never really thinking about what was trying to achieve. It was just something that we were taught never to question It was chest day law We perform a flat press emphasized spreading the load across the entire chest and then switched to incline press emphasized more of the upper chest Fibers, however, that’s not entirely true We know that all presses will target the entirety of your chest Since all available muscle fibers will contract to move the weight for example Even if you’re inclined pressing to try to emphasize More of the upper chest fibers all the muscle fibers in the entire pectoralis major are still firing this is because your pecs contract as an entire muscle group and not as isolated muscle fibers the problem however with incline pressing even when you’re using the first Incline degree setting on the bench is that the angle is a bit too steep which leads to more deltoid Activation as for the flat bench, in my opinion, the angle is a bit too flat which leads to more triceps Activation throughout the movement and that’s because the more decline you go the more this movement resembles the dip Also, keep in mind we’re talking about chest Activation here not how much weight you can put on the bar But even if you think about that for a moment The reason you can bench more flat than incline is because of the reasons We just mentioned incline brings more shoulders into the movement and flat brings in more triceps. So what’s the solution? Well It’s easy, first, go ahead and smash that like button! Because I worked my ass off to make these videos for you on a weekly basis and as a YouTuber We’re all basically slaves to how many likes our videos get then Let’s go ahead and split the difference between flat and incline by Literally cutting the incline in half by placing a bumper plate under the bench and as a result You’ll get the best of both worlds A lot of you might even find that this technique will also help alleviate some shoulder pain You might be feeling when benching so quick recap guys Why do 6 to 8 sets of this and not four sets of flat followed by four sets of incline? Well, it’s simple Are you here to impress a bunch of dudes with how much weight you can flat bench or are you trying to build muscle? So that when you walk into a room all eyes are on you too often I think we forget that for the majority of us Building muscle is our goal not impressive weight on every single lift which is why I read a lot of ignorant comments when I suggest new and different techniques like this and now to address the Final question I bet you all have been waiting for the entire video why a 67% increase in how much chest activation well Nowadays, you have to use gimmicks to get people who don’t know you to click on your videos So will this technique help you build a bigger chest? Of course it will I just explained how and why but can I confirm an exact 67 percent chance increase? No, but I can guarantee that after a few weeks of training You will be convinced that it works and you’ll come back for more and as always more good stuff coming soon. See you guys Hey, what’s up guys? 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