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Old 08-04-2007, 02:20 PM   #2
Kevin McMillan
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your right, the dip is a far more functional excercise because you are training your body to move itself with best efficiency. on the other side of the border, the bench press can increase ( depending on how you do it, lowering/rising times and sets/reps) pushing strength and power.

you are correct as well, most of the stress in your bench is through the mid of your chest, but done properly ( pressing from nipples to over your eyes) will initiate the most of your chest as per any other barbell chest press.

i guess the best way to look at it is as per CF philosophy... the best way to gain optimal function while performing a random task is by training yourself in a wide and varied program in which you do as much work in many degrees of motion.
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