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2004/03/15 18:21:08 (permalink)
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need help for chest

my chest is lagging compared to the rest of my body and bench press dont help that much for me of which i do a considerable amount, i dont have access to a gym and train at home. any suggestions for helping my chest to grow?
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    gazdai
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    RE: need help for chest 2004/03/15 18:48:56 (permalink)
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    Dips.
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    RE: need help for chest 2004/03/15 18:54:52 (permalink)
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    What's your current program look like?
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    RE: need help for chest 2004/03/15 19:36:17 (permalink)
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    mostly 2/3 times a week of 5x12 of 36kg + pyramiding the weight. i would say that i train chest on mondays and fridays. i only do flat and incline bench, sometimens i try dumbell press but i find this awkward and difficult as i have not mastered this technique as of yet. ( i cant do dips at home ).
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    RE: need help for chest 2004/03/15 20:07:01 (permalink)
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    Ok...with what you've got available, maybe your best bet would be to keep doing bench, but get some weight on the bar and do 5x5 or 4x6 or something, you might not get as much of a pump but should grow more!
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    RE: need help for chest 2004/03/15 20:11:20 (permalink)
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    thx ealing guy :) where abouts you live in ealing arrow? i live in northfields.. but isnt it the aim to get a pump in your chest? sometimes i do 5x5 or 4x6 but i dont like not getting a pump it feels like i have not done a proper workout.
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    RE: need help for chest 2004/03/15 20:24:49 (permalink)
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    Near the fire station! Won't say any more in public as I don't want my 'fans' coming to visit!

    No...the point isn't to get a pump, in fact the point is to repeatedly slap someone who talks about a pump until he stops :) Muscles grow from having to adapt to moving big weights, no being filled up with blood and lactic acid (the pump and the burn respectively)
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    RE: need help for chest 2004/03/15 20:36:38 (permalink)
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    Pump Schmump!!!

    It feels nice but means nothing mate.

    Ditto GA's advice and also only train chest once a week IMO.
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    RE: need help for chest 2004/03/15 20:37:04 (permalink)
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    ok thx useful advice, woah you live close 2 me..in ealing broadway! bloody hell its a small world
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    RE: need help for chest 2004/03/15 20:57:42 (permalink)
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    Yeah...that's why I'm keeping the finer details close to my chest, don't want people coming round my house (although I can see the attraction of good free gym facilities...) ;)
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    RE: need help for chest 2004/03/15 21:49:50 (permalink)
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    im with dv on this one, like usual. work chest once a week.
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    RE: need help for chest 2004/03/15 21:56:19 (permalink)
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    why once a week only? the chest is a big muscle
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    RE: need help for chest 2004/03/15 22:09:50 (permalink)
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    Not really..... especially when compared to legs and back - are you saying you train them twice a week too
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    RE: need help for chest 2004/03/15 22:41:32 (permalink)
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    lol yeah i train legs on wednesdays and sundays..but i rarely do back it gets built up from other exercises anyway. my back is quite big. is training legs twice a week wrong?
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    RE: need help for chest 2004/03/16 11:21:26 (permalink)
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    Train your back.

    No need to train anything twice per week.
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    RE: need help for chest 2004/03/16 16:30:44 (permalink)
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    .... and on the same note of justification you use for your back, the chest gets worked on most other pushing exercises too, tri's and delts.

    You grow when you rest mate, and altho some people can get away with an increased level of frequency they are not the dominant group and the volume per session is generally low IMO.
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    RE: need help for chest 2004/03/16 16:50:37 (permalink)
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    training your back will make your chest bigger
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    RE: need help for chest 2004/03/16 18:05:02 (permalink)
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    how will trianing my back make my chest bigger? i dont get it
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    RE: need help for chest 2004/03/16 19:20:56 (permalink)
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    have you ever seen a guy with popye like forarms and no triceps and biceps? or tiny shoulders and huge upperarms? things don't grow unless they are in balenece. your body doesn't want you to have a big chest and a tiny back, and it wont let you either. [also note, if your back is not noticeably bigger, as in lots bigger, than your chest, its not big enough to make your body want to get a bigger chest]

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    RE: need help for chest 2004/03/16 19:25:13 (permalink)
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    thats why i don't like the SAID theory as such, its too general and thats what confuses' beginners because they don't fully understand what it means. if you really did adapt to specific demands, then the bicep-curl-homo's that knock out 300reps of BBcurls and do 2 sets of squats would all have huge arms and tiny legs. but they don't; they have tiny arms and tiny legs.
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