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is bench press enough for chest?

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black venom
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2011/03/28 20:09:59 (permalink)
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is bench press enough for chest?

im doing a 3 day split full body workout. On monday i do:    Bench press, Overhead press, Close grip Bench, Dips.
will just bench press be enough for all my chest to grow or will i have to throw in some flyes and incline press ect ect....? if so what would my routine look like?
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    CitizenKane
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    Re:is bench press enough for chest? 2011/03/28 20:15:50 (permalink)
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    Dips are a chest exercise as well, so you're doing two exercises that are primarily hitting your chest, and CGBP will still hit your chest to some degree and even Overhead pressing does to a small degree as well. It's plenty, your chest is a relatively small body part remember.

    "Be adequate"
     
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    Re:is bench press enough for chest? 2011/03/28 20:16:47 (permalink)
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    so does that mean the outside/inside/upper/lower will all be hit by these?
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    Re:is bench press enough for chest? 2011/03/28 20:20:01 (permalink)
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    The chest is one muscle you can,t target certain areas of it........your routine will provide plenty of stimulus for your chest as CK said its a pretty small muscle.
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    Re:is bench press enough for chest? 2011/03/28 20:23:28 (permalink)
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    black venom

    so does that mean the outside/inside/upper/lower will all be hit by these?

     
    Yes, because you can't target any of those areas specifically, your chest is one muscle, as Hoppy said above.

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    Re:is bench press enough for chest? 2011/03/28 21:56:54 (permalink)
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    As mentioned by CK and hoppy, that will target your chest fine, dips are a great chest builder too, and OHP and CGBP will hit your chest a small amount.
     



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    Re:is bench press enough for chest? 2011/03/29 20:40:21 (permalink)
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    It should be enough for the majority of people.
     
    However you will get some that it may not be enough, or may not be enough to maximally enlarge the muscle to BB standards.
     
    Alot may will also depend on you bench and dip tech etc.
     
    I personally am a bit of a 'pec' bencher and most , if not all, of my pec size (which is one of my larger muscle groups in proportion to me) has come simpy from benching. Some may find triceps do a larger proportion of the lift and they may a) change tec or b) add some other lifts in.
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    Re:is bench press enough for chest? 2011/04/01 10:31:30 (permalink)
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    i think its enough if done to failiure like use drop set ret pause etc!
    also just vary the angle of the bench from week to week help keep things interesting
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