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bondy g
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2007/06/20 13:47:45 (permalink)
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quick chest question!

hi i just wanted to know do any of you squeeze your chest muscles together at the end of each rep when doing dumbell presses, if it sounds like a stupid question i apologise in advance, ha ha but am new to this so any advice welcome
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    skinnyoriental
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    RE: quick chest question! 2007/06/20 14:54:47 (permalink)
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    No its not stupid, I do that too, I read it somewhere too so yuou're not crazy.. unless we both are?
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    RE: quick chest question! 2007/06/20 15:09:39 (permalink)
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    ha ha most probably the second one, yeh i read somewhere that near the end of each rep you shud squeeze every last fibre in your chest together and hold for a second or two, but there woz no explanation as to why, so if anyone knows why please tell me
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    RE: quick chest question! 2007/06/20 15:18:26 (permalink)
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    It's not something that i would do, well not consciously at least.

    I try and lift with as heavy a weight as i can and all i'm thinking about is getting the bar up as opposed to 'squeezing' muscles.

    As long as you are sensible with your form then you should'nt need to do anything else.
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    RE: quick chest question! 2007/06/20 15:24:19 (permalink)
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    thanks noname, you cant mess around with ya form! heavy is the way to go then
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    RE: quick chest question! 2007/06/20 15:29:23 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: bondy g

    heavy is the way to go then


    In my opinion and personal experience ...yes.
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    RE: quick chest question! 2007/06/21 00:52:00 (permalink)
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    I think the idea is to get maximum contraction from the muscle. I tend to do it with most exercises but can't really say if its anymore effective than not, simply because I have always done it. Arnie swears by it for bicep work, so I've read.
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