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    This is impossible!






    For a while now I have been trying to get a nice pecs and it hasn't been working. I've benched, I've done cables, I've done dumbbells, I've done it all and still nothing has really came out, no definition, no muscle, I need help please. What is there for me to get a nice shaped pecs. I have everything else except a pecs. Thanks.

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    have you tried reevaluating your diet? what are you trying to do bulk up or define it? both?

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    Check the diet and try cutting back on some of the sets. Overtraining will stunt muscle growth.
    Are you going to eat that?....

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    Are you a delt/tricep pusher? I used to be. I had to learn how to push with my pecs.
    To refuse to learn anything that could prove beneficial to yourself is a working definition of stupid!

    High-intensity training is going all-out, not almost all out. It is taking one set to one's absolute limit, not almost to the limit. It is using whatever equipment’s available. It is not the words of two or three men, but a commitment to work as hard as possible while in the gym without socializing, resting excessively between sets, or falling prey to the 'this isn't going to work so I'll copy the star' attitude"

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    you can also try switching up grip every workout or whatever to see what rips your pecs more... generally wider grip will work your pecs more and take away some help from tri's

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    Roll your shoulders back and stick out your chest when you bench. That's how you target your pecs.

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    Yes, I have found out that wider grip I can do more weight to bench because my arms don't tire out. My pecs would actually feel it, when before my arms and my triceps were burning and my pecs felt nothing. Maybe I need more fat? like my stomach is farther out than my chest, and I am only 140lbs... and my stomach is a 6 pack. Help please.

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    have you tried decline db or bb ? it's worked for everyone I know.
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    Originally posted by LAM
    have you tried decline db or bb ? it's worked for everyone I know.
    Maybe a dumb question, but why?
    Where there is smoke, there is not enough lubrication!

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    yes, I do decline bench more than incline

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    To be honest I had never heard of anyone having problems developing there pecs until these forums started getting big on the Internet several years ago. Everyone one at every gym I went to who was serious about training for hypertrophy did decline dumbbell presses, maybe it was just an east coast thing(that's where I'm from) or an old school training thing.

    Many studies show that decline movements recruit more muscle fibers than flat or incline.
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    whats your routine like? and how long do you rest?

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    Thanks LAM!
    Where there is smoke, there is not enough lubrication!

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    I do 3 sets of 10 pf cable cross overs to warm up, and then I go to bench and do 3 sets of 8 and then go to decline and do 3 sets of 8

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    Drop the cables and do flies instead.
    Dips are very good as well.
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    Originally posted by Scotty the Body Dips are very good as well.
    DAMN, ya' beat me to it Scotty. I was just getting ready to slam LAM for being lazy with the decline DB presses. Strap some weight to your butt and do dips. Keep your chin on your chest, your shoulder blades pinched together (like Fade said), your feet back and your elbows out. (Elbows out instead of going back hits your pecs more than triceps.) Go DEEEEP and SLOOOOW. This isn't a race to see who can finish the set the fastest, this is weight lifting to see who can build the biggest muscles.
    Rules? You mean we have RULES for that???

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    C'mon ALBOB ! you know I do decline, incline and flat movements !
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    I was talking about being lazy and using Dumb Bells (What are you up to now, 50's?) instead of doing weighted dips. Besides, I haven't given you any crap in MONTHS, this was my best opportunity.
    Rules? You mean we have RULES for that???

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    55's by the way !

    the only time I do dips is when I train chest/triceps and I rarely do that. Usually chest/biceps and shoulers/triceps...
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    check your PM's..ALBOB
    William F. Buckley describes a conservative as, "someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop." - and then proceeds to drag civilization back to times best left in history's dungheap.

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    Originally posted by LAM
    check your PM's..ALBOB
    Check YOUR PM's, I already responded to the retirement question.
    Rules? You mean we have RULES for that???

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    Incline press and decline, what do those work more? Like is there different exercises to work certain spots of your chest? Like the outer, lower and inner? I'll do more dips starting now, thanks.

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    Originally posted by TheStuff Like is there different exercises to work certain spots of your chest?
    OH CRAP!!!! RUUUUUNNNNNNN everybody!!!!!! I can hear The Chicken Daddy's footsteps coming from here!
    Rules? You mean we have RULES for that???

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    You should go on a bulking phase.
    Just Shut Up and LIFT.

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    OK Stuff, I'll quit goofing off. What Lightman said touches on what you should be concentrating on, MASS! Just lift BIG and don't worry about targeting "parts" of muscles. You want to get big you gotta LIFT big. That means four exercises; Squats, Deadlifts, Some kind of rowing movement for your back and Some kind of pressing movement for your chest. There are variations to all of these but those are the four basic SIZE exercises that your entire lifting life should revolve around. If you concentrate on sound lifting and combine it with sound nutrition your pectoral problems will soon begin to melt away.
    Rules? You mean we have RULES for that???

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    Originally posted by TheStuff
    I am only 140lbs... Help please.
    I agree with Albob, forget about targeting your chest, your not gonna see alot of gains till you get your whole body growing.

    Squat and Deadlift your way to hugeness!!
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    hey bro, also check out the other post one here. I too have trouble with my chest growing, not that mine i that small, but it has seemed to stop growing. I got some good tips like a few days ago. Look here in the training forum for a thread called "My pecks need help" or something like that, you might pick up some ideas there too.

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    Originally posted by Scotty the Body


    I agree with Albob, forget about targeting your chest, your not gonna see alot of gains till you get your whole body growing.

    Squat and Deadlift your way to hugeness!!
    That's the way to go alright Concentrate more on the whole body movements and the rest will follow.

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    Originally posted by Vale Tudo
    Look here in the training forum for a thread called "My pecks need help" or something like that, you might pick up some ideas there too.
    Or thread "Improving Chest" which I started sometime ago. There are tips that might help you there as well.

    - Josh

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    Is it true that if you use wide grip, it screws up your shoulders?

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