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2005/08/05 09:31:11 (permalink)
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Help with chest/bench

Wondering if someone can help or point out what seems to be going on, I seem to get every muscle to grow but my chest, when i leave the gym on other days i feel pump and like i have done something to that muscle group. But when i do my chest i cant get that feeling. What seems to be happening is my tri's and or shoulders give out before my chest/pecs do, What can i do to change this? My chest is my weak point and i want to change that. I have always been a wide grip bencher, pointer finger on the outsie of the ring. On bench day the only thing i work is bench. i do it on a monday normally so every muscle is rested. If you need any more info please drop a message
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    Gunit
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    RE: Help with chest/bench 2005/08/05 10:06:36 (permalink)
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    Do you use a barbell or dumbell? If Barbell do you use a smith machine or do you lift free?
    I rarely use barbell, i much prefer slow controlled dumbell press with good form.
    I alternate things quite alot working chest, and occasionally feel i get the same problem as you using certain exercises that the tri's or shoulders give out first.
    A good way to combat this is to preexhaust the chest using dumbell flys, meaning when you come round to your dumbell press your chest should give out first if you are doing everything correctly. But stick with dumbells. Weighted Dips are a good mass builder as well. Post your chest routine and someone will be probably be able to give you some pointers

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    RE: Help with chest/bench 2005/08/05 12:45:34 (permalink)
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    chest routine is
    db press 4-8
    db incline 4-8
    bb press 4-8
    bb incline 4-8
    hammer str machine , incline and flat press and finish with cable fly.
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    RE: Help with chest/bench 2005/08/05 15:23:25 (permalink)
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    Too much. Cut it down to 6 sets of pressing and 3 sets of flyes.

    Seperate incline and flat - don't do flat bench and DB for example.

    Make sure you're concentrating on form. Do 8 reps. 4-8 is a bit vague.
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    RE: Help with chest/bench 2005/08/05 19:43:14 (permalink)
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    So your are saying either do barbell or do dumbbell but not both and do the 4-6 not 4-8?
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    RE: Help with chest/bench 2005/08/08 08:55:16 (permalink)
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    have a go at..

    4 sets of dips 6-8 reps for as much weight you can handle
    3 sets of heavy flyes 6-8 reps
    finish of with one pressing movement with a barbell (your tri`s should do most of the work here) 3 sets 6-8 reps..

    nice and easy and simple..
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