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2008/05/20 13:08:50 (permalink)
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chest training and growth

i have recently read that after chest training growth starts and lasts no more than 36-48 hrs, is this correct??

as this article was saying that people aiming to increase their chest size should train their chest every 3rd day?

i read this as i personally struggle to put size on my chest and have recently been training it twice a week, but this article in theory says train 3 times a week>

what do you guys recon?


Thanks
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    SiphaSi
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    RE: chest training and growth 2008/05/20 13:10:59 (permalink)
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    Personally I think that would be overtraining, however it may work for some.

    I only hit my chest once a week.
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    RE: chest training and growth 2008/05/20 15:54:38 (permalink)
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    Once a week for me also.



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    RE: chest training and growth 2008/05/20 19:07:46 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: marc1983

    i have recently read that after chest training growth starts and lasts no more than 36-48 hrs, is this correct??

    as this article was saying that people aiming to increase their chest size should train their chest every 3rd day?

    i read this as i personally struggle to put size on my chest and have recently been training it twice a week, but this article in theory says train 3 times a week>

    what do you guys recon?


    Thanks

    Try it and find out?
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    RE: chest training and growth 2008/05/20 19:59:33 (permalink)
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    I blitz it once a week also!

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    RE: chest training and growth 2008/05/20 20:22:49 (permalink)
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    once a week for me!
    every 3rd day might work though

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    RE: chest training and growth 2008/05/20 21:32:08 (permalink)

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    RE: chest training and growth 2008/05/21 00:34:16 (permalink)
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    I am doing a higher rep day (6-7reps per set) and a low rep day (3reps per set). I personally find my chest recovers quickly and I can easily train it twice
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    RE: chest training and growth 2008/05/21 10:07:43 (permalink)
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    it all comes down to your ability to recover and your lifestyle. what works for one person might not work for you.

    it cant hurt for you to try training your chest twice a week.

    me personally, i prefer to hit each body part hard every 8-10 days and recently ive been growing like a weed!

    i know guys that train each bodypart once every 2 weeks and there massive!
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    RE: chest training and growth 2008/05/21 11:24:02 (permalink)
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    personally i try and do my chest twice a week as it is a weak point of mine so i hit in very hard on monday lifting heavy as i can for between 3 - 6 reps on all chest exercises but then i do it again friday lightish and get 10 - 12 reps out.

    My brother on the other hand cant do that as he takes longer to recover its all about the individual mate so give it a go and see how it goes.
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    RE: chest training and growth 2008/05/21 14:23:25 (permalink)
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    The elusive chest training, here is my take:

    As i have mentioned in another thread. Without increasing quantity, first check the quality. Don't be to concerned with mind bogling science, Keep it simple.

    First and foremost what do you do for chest training and more importantly how does it feel to you and how are you progressing?


    I want you to do something for me. Stretch your arms out in front of yourself right now, Good. Now I want you to flatten your hands (like a slapping hand position) and bring them together. Place A VERY slight, I do say slight bend in your elbows and then PUSH your hands together with reasonable force.. Can you feel it in your chest?? Yes or no, If no then push harder or adjust the bend until you feel your chest contract. Quite the contraction huh. You should be aiminmg to feel such contraction on your chest exercises - Be it bench press, flys etc etc... Alot of trainers have trouble feeling thier chest work, a problem I have faced in the past for sure. I want you to practice this little exercise at home from time to time. Feel free to close your eyes and focus on the feeling produced in your chest, Really get your head into it and give it some thought. You can also repeat this exercise for a few seconds between chest sets to give you the connection needed to feel the muscle and gain control over it.

    The next step I would concentrate on it rep tempo. The lowering part of any chest movement should be slow and controlled. Don't do half reps and drop the weight to your chest. Focus on a smooth and controlled decent and an explosive fast movement back to the top, Stopping just short of elbow lockout and feeling the contraction we talked about for a brief second before repeating. Not locking out at the top of your bnech will keep the emphasis square on your chest. Time under tension is just as important as moving the weight from A-B. Make it work for you! Squeeze the real quality of of your exercises and get your chest under your control.

    As for training it 2-3 times weekly. Please remember to balaqnce intensity and frequency. If you are to work chest with a barrage of sets to complete anhillation twice weekly, you may (I do say may) be shortchanging yourself. If you want to work it twice a week just remember to cut the sets and intensity so you can recover between bouts.

    Hope this helps

    post edited by 3-style - 2008/05/21 14:28:03

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    RE: chest training and growth 2008/05/21 14:29:57 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: 3-style

    The elusive chest training, here is my take:

    As i have mentioned in another thread. Without increasing quantity, first check the quality. Don't be to concerned with mind bogling science, Keep it simple.

    First and foremost what do you do for chest training and more importantly how does it feel to you and how are you progressing?


    I want you to do something for me. Stretch your arms out in front of yourself right now, Good. Now I want you to flatten your hands (like a slapping hand position) and bring them together. Place A VERY slight, I do say slight bend in your elbows and then PUSH your hands together with reasonable force.. Can you feel it in your chest?? Yes or no, If no then push harder or adjust the bend until you feel your chest contract. Quite the contraction huh. You should be aiminmg to feel such contraction on your chest exercises - Be it bench press, flys etc etc... Alot of trainers have trouble feeling thier chest work, a problem I have faced in the past for sure. I want you to practice this little exercise at home from time to time. Feel free to close your eyes and focus on the feeling produced in your chest, Really get your head into it and give it some thought. You can also repeat this exercise for a few seconds between chest sets to give you the connection needed to feel the muscle and gain control over it.

    The next step I would concentrate on it rep tempo. The lowering part of any chest movement should be slow and controlled. Don't do half reps and drop the weight to your chest. Focus on a smooth and controlled decent and an explosive fast movement back to the top, Stopping just short of elbow lockout and feeling the contraction we talked about for a brief second before repeating. Not locking out at the top of your bnech will keep the emphasis square on your chest. Time under tension is just as important as moving the weight from A-B. Make it work for you! Squeeze the real quality of of your exercises and get your chest under your control.

    As for training it 2-3 times weekly. Please remember to balaqnce intensity and frequency. If you are to work chest with a barrage of sets to complete anhillation twice weekly, you may (I do say may) be shortchanging yourself. If you want to work it twice a week just remember to cut the sets and intensity so you can recover between bouts.

    Hope this helps




    Thanks for the read. pretty interesting
    post edited by Jreg - 2008/05/21 14:33:48
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    RE: chest training and growth 2008/05/21 14:38:32 (permalink)
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    3-style Thats some pretty good advice just sat at my desk in an open plan office trying it out.....Must of looked like such a twat.
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    RE: chest training and growth 2008/05/21 14:45:26 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Jreg
    Thanks for the read. pretty interesting


    No probs




    ORIGINAL: big_sapper

    3-style Thats some pretty good advice just sat at my desk in an open plan office trying it out.....Must of looked like such a twat.



    hehe. Time and a place I guess


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    RE: chest training and growth 2008/05/21 15:38:52 (permalink)
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    My chest training was going shi* for a while so i trained chest twice a week, on 1 day i would do 2-3 lgihts sets then the next i would do 5-7 heavy sets, just didnt work for me. Training chest once a week is fine for me, but may differ from person to person.
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