Muscle and Brawn Forums
 

Go Back   Muscle and Brawn Forums > Training > Muscle Building and Bodybuilding
Mark Forums Read
Register Articles Members List Search Today's Posts

Notices

Muscle Building and Bodybuilding Topics related to muscle building, bodybuilding, including training and fullbody workouts. If you are looking for great advice on gaining muscle this forum is for you.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-12-2010, 12:30 AM   #1
Maiar
Member
Brawn
Points: 1,067, Level: 17 Points: 1,067, Level: 17 Points: 1,067, Level: 17
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 

Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 59
Reputation: 840
Maiar has made some quality postsMaiar has made some quality postsMaiar has made some quality postsMaiar has made some quality postsMaiar has made some quality postsMaiar has made some quality postsMaiar has made some quality posts
Default Bringing up chest

Now i've been training for 6 months and I've always been more about lifting as much as possible than building a great physique.
That doesn't mean i'm without a little vanity, and my chest is the bodypart that is lagging behind.
My best Flat Bench is 220x3 and from what I've heard it's not the best chest exercise. It's mostly my inner chest that I want to bring up.
Does anyone have a suggestion of some exercises I can use to target it and bring it up?
That would be awesome because it's starting to annoy me.

Thanks.
Maiar is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 05-12-2010, 01:06 AM   #2
Mombow111
Senior Member
Uber Brawn
Points: 1,550, Level: 22 Points: 1,550, Level: 22 Points: 1,550, Level: 22
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Mombow111's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 327
Reputation: 1129
Mombow111 has made some good postsMombow111 has made some good postsMombow111 has made some good postsMombow111 has made some good postsMombow111 has made some good postsMombow111 has made some good postsMombow111 has made some good postsMombow111 has made some good postsMombow111 has made some good posts
Default

Personally, I'm a big fan of standing press. If it's not in your routine already, it can always be worked in- it's a great shoulders exercise, and on more that one occasion I've had DOMS in my chest from performing it.
Mombow111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 01:41 AM   #3
onetiredkris
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 2,770, Level: 32 Points: 2,770, Level: 32 Points: 2,770, Level: 32
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
onetiredkris's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North Hollywood, CA
Posts: 1,388
Reputation: 9751
onetiredkris is a consistent contributoronetiredkris is a consistent contributoronetiredkris is a consistent contributoronetiredkris is a consistent contributoronetiredkris is a consistent contributoronetiredkris is a consistent contributoronetiredkris is a consistent contributoronetiredkris is a consistent contributoronetiredkris is a consistent contributoronetiredkris is a consistent contributoronetiredkris is a consistent contributor
Default

First off what does your normal chest day look like? (movements/#ofsets/rep ranges)

Quick tips:
-dumbbell bench work. I like incline dumbbell presses for shaping upper/inner chest, make sure to fully contract your pecs at the top of the movement.
-flys(dumbbells,cables,pecdec machine,whatever); An easy one to do wrong, make sure you inhale and puff your chest out and again feel the contraction and squeeze hard at the top of the movement
__________________

-OTK's LOG-
We lift weights and manipulate our diets so that we'll look good naked. Sure, it's healthy too, and we'll probably live a longer and more productive life than the average guy, but mostly it's about the naked thing.

onetiredkris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 02:15 AM   #4
Maiar
Member
Brawn
Points: 1,067, Level: 17 Points: 1,067, Level: 17 Points: 1,067, Level: 17
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 

Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 59
Reputation: 840
Maiar has made some quality postsMaiar has made some quality postsMaiar has made some quality postsMaiar has made some quality postsMaiar has made some quality postsMaiar has made some quality postsMaiar has made some quality posts
Default

Hey thanks for the replies. Yeah I do have standing overhead press in my routine. I get a bit of DOMS in the top of my chest but not much.

On chest day I usually do 5x5 and sometimes end with a heavy triple.
Then i'll throw in a few sets of weighted push ups.

I will look into flyes I never thought of that, cheers.
It also probably couldn't hurt to do some dumbbell work.
Maiar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 07:41 AM   #5
BendtheBar
Bearded Beast of Duloc
Max Brawn
Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100 Points: 1,554,481, Level: 100
Activity: 49% Activity: 49% Activity: 49%
 
BendtheBar's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 80,950
Training Exp: 20+ years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Butter
Reputation: 2583729
BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!BendtheBar is one with Crom!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maiar View Post
Now i've been training for 6 months and I've always been more about lifting as much as possible than building a great physique.
This is a great start for mass because I am a firm believe that strength leads to size.

I would consider adding dumbbell bench presses. I really feel my pecs work.
__________________
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Destroy That Which Destroys You

"Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado."


BendtheBar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2010, 03:04 PM   #6
kman025
1st MOM
Max Brawn
Points: 12,439, Level: 72 Points: 12,439, Level: 72 Points: 12,439, Level: 72
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
kman025's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: OHIO
Posts: 4,829
Reputation: 26022
kman025 is a lifting machinekman025 is a lifting machinekman025 is a lifting machinekman025 is a lifting machinekman025 is a lifting machinekman025 is a lifting machinekman025 is a lifting machinekman025 is a lifting machinekman025 is a lifting machinekman025 is a lifting machinekman025 is a lifting machine
Default

not that i have a good chest but...

slight incline DB bench focusing on using chest and some flyes added to end of strength training
User owns 1x Pumping Iron (25th Anniversary Special Edition)
__________________
I <3 front squats
kman025 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
bringing, chest


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chest Building BendtheBar Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 7 04-12-2012 05:47 AM
Chest congestion KBKeith General Fitness & Health 11 01-31-2012 02:56 PM
Chest Activation SeventySeven General Fitness & Health 7 01-02-2012 06:04 PM
Bringing Boots to Asses BendtheBar General Board 22 12-07-2011 07:20 PM
Lagging chest... embrance Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 14 09-07-2011 11:01 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.