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Dumbell Chest Workout Hindered By Arms

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Dumbell Chest Workout Hindered By Arms

Hi all.

This is my chest day circuit. I only have access to my dumbells at the moment, so no barbell work. I do two incline poisitions first because the top of my chest is lacking.

Incline press
Incline fly
Decline press
Flat press

By the time i get to decline though, my arms give up way before my chest does.

This is my week split:

Monday - Chest
Tuesday - Shoulders + Back
Wednesday - Shoulders + Legs
Thursday - Arms

My arms have three days to recover before they have to do chest again so they shouldn't be tired from the arm workout. This is really hindering my chest progress though.

Anyone have any ideas on how to target my chest more? Is it poor form thats letting me down? Is it something i'm going to have to deal with until my arms get stronger?
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    RE: Dumbell Chest Workout Hindered By Arms 2007/06/18 21:17:15 (permalink)
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    Do one incline position and one flat. If you still have something in the tank and really must do more the pick whatever you fancy. You do not need that many exercises,

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    RE: Dumbell Chest Workout Hindered By Arms 2007/06/18 21:28:40 (permalink)
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    If anything i'll probably cut out flat press for a while. I know that my chest has more in it after the incline exercises though. I just can't squeeze it out cos my arms give up.
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    RE: Dumbell Chest Workout Hindered By Arms 2007/06/19 00:35:16 (permalink)
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    If you are working your chest on Monday, and shoulders on Tuesday and Wednesday then on the assumption that you are doing more than just raises for delts, your arms are being worked 3 days on the trot. No wonder they are struggling to keep up. And then you are working them again on Thursday?? It's way too much, and you don't need all of them chest exercises. Flyes aren't necessary, and neither are decline presses. Also, if you are trying to balance out your chest development then I don't see how you can do that if you are doing declines which presumably are being done to target the lower chest?

    Bombarding your chest with tons of exercises and lots of volume will not help to bring it along, what will help is good solid form and weight progression along with REST!
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    RE: Dumbell Chest Workout Hindered By Arms 2007/06/19 21:08:49 (permalink)
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    Ok, can i grab some help with my routine then please? Friday saturday and sunday are pretty much no go's, i end up missing sessions, so i workout out mon-thur

    Mon:
    Incline flye
    Incline press
    Decline Press

    Tuesday:
    Crunches
    Dumbell Raise
    One armed row
    Bent Over dumbell row
    (20 minutes ab work)

    Wednesday:
    Arnold Press
    Lat raise
    Farmers calf walk
    Romanian Dead lift
    (20 minutes ab work)

    Thursday:
    Curls
    Hammer Curls
    Tri extensions
    Seated tri press
    (20 minutes ab work)

    Weekend - 20 minutes ab work

    Any help really would be greatly appreciated.
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