Lagging parts- shall i switch?

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2004/01/27 22:09:00 (permalink)

Lagging parts- shall i switch?

At the moment my shoulders and upper chest really suck in proportion to my lower chest. So i was thinkin abt switchin movements. I normally do this for chest:

Barbell bench press 5*5
Barbell Incline press 4*5
Weighted dips 4*5

then the rest of the workout consists of triceps and shoulders movements.

Now on the barbell bench press i can give it 110% as its the first movement and i can go full blast, but wen i move to incline i naturally am exhausted and therefore cannot give it wot i woule b able to give if doin incline as the first movement. I was thinkin abt makin incline bench press the first exercise and do it 5*5 all out, to get these dam weak small shoulders and upper chest to respond. Can anyone suggest whether this is a good idea and worth the do? Anyone? FrankieNY? J5?

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    Frankie NY
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    RE: Lagging parts- shall i switch? 2004/01/27 22:53:43 (permalink)

    Unless you're on the juice that's a lot of volume for chest, even if you're only doing it once a week. After doing those three exercises, I would be totally exhausted and done with my workout. You shouldn't expect to get anything out of your shoulders and triceps after doing all that for chest.

    Doing incline presses will not make your upper chest grow any more than flat presses. In your case, I suspect the best way to help your chest grow is to give it more rest and less volume.

    How about doing something like:

    Dumbbell Bench Press 5x5
    Standing Barbell Military Presses 5x5
    Triceps exercise of your choice 5x5
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    RE: Lagging parts- shall i switch? 2004/01/29 13:38:58 (permalink)
    T_aslam, Great advice from Frankie there...
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