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Old 11-07-2010, 05:03 PM   #11
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get all ur chest movements out the way before you do and tri's because after u burn the tri's chest movements will suffer
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See my only problem there is after I do all my chest movements, my triceps are done. I have difficulty doing a BW dip sometimes.
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how wide is your bench grip?
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I really don't like CGBP only because I do them at the end of the workout and can't seem to get my chest out of the movement.
It's not an isolation lift so your chest won't be out of the movement. It's still one of the best triceps strength builders along with dips.

It's ok if your triceps are toast after chest and shoulders. That means they worked hard during pressing movements.

My suggestion is to do chest, and then 3 days later do shoulders and triceps.

On Chest day use something like:

--Bench Press
--Dips
--Dumbbell Bench Press

On Tricep day use:

--Closegrip Bench Press
--2 Arm Seated Overhead Dumbbell extension

A big part of this is sticking with the big exercises and pushing for that one extra rep each workout. Don't overdo too many extra frilly triceps exercises. Stick with the big movers and do extra sets in those of needed.

One rep at a time on these movements will pay off. Sometimes it just takes time. As long as you are progressing, have confidence that things are working as intended.

Never be frustrated if you are making progress each month. Part of the iron game is time. I started to get brutally strong for seemingly no reason at 30.
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i agree with btb ur chest will still be active, and btw andy thanks for replyin in my form vids
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try doin cgbp on a decline. for me i feel it more in the triceps this way and like btb said you won't totally get chest out of the movement.
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how wide is your bench grip?
Just outside shoulder width
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It's not an isolation lift so your chest won't be out of the movement. It's still one of the best triceps strength builders along with dips.

It's ok if your triceps are toast after chest and shoulders. That means they worked hard during pressing movements.

My suggestion is to do chest, and then 3 days later do shoulders and triceps.

On Chest day use something like:

--Bench Press
--Dips
--Dumbbell Bench Press

On Tricep day use:

--Closegrip Bench Press
--2 Arm Seated Overhead Dumbbell extension

A big part of this is sticking with the big exercises and pushing for that one extra rep each workout. Don't overdo too many extra frilly triceps exercises. Stick with the big movers and do extra sets in those of needed.

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Never be frustrated if you are making progress each month. Part of the iron game is time. I started to get brutally strong for seemingly no reason at 30.
When do you suggest I do:
--Closegrip Bench Press
--2 Arm Seated Overhead Dumbbell extension

On shoulder day? Or later in chest day? That is the only thing I'm confused about right now.
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maybe if you try a wider grip you would not burn out your tri's as much benching. this is the only reason i can think of that your tri's would get that fatigued from it. i put my ring fingers on the notches in the knurling if you know what i mean.

just trying to feel that out right now in a chair just outside the shoulders feels way to narrow to me since i do close grip so my thumbs are just on the sides of the chest.
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