Chest overdeveloped?

  • FloridaGuy71

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    Jul 22, 2011 1:41 AM GMT
    I feel like my pecs are getting too developed and are approaching man-boob status. I don't want to cut back on chest excercises in fear that they'll turn to flab. I do know I need to cut down some fat.

    Any suggestions? Will cutting down fat do the trick? I appreciate the feedback.

    http://www.realjock.com/fullphoto/b2b22195ab6da461bea44bcec180554a?preview=1
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    Jul 22, 2011 3:03 AM GMT
    Here's a solution for guys that have overdeveloped muscle groups..
    Work on your other muscle groups to match the growth.

    Some guys just have the natural genetics to easily develop certain muscles. Cutting back on exercise might help, but the issue will still be there to some extent. Just accept it. And work on the rest of your body so that things are in proportion. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 22, 2011 5:34 AM GMT
    It's a body comp issue, you may want to tweak your diet, not your training.

    You do appear to present some forward leaning kyphosis though, you may want to focus on strengthening your back muscles to balance out the chest training.
  • dc415

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    Jul 22, 2011 7:42 AM GMT
    it's a myth that muscle turns into fat... they're completely different kinds of tissue. if you want to lose fat, first thing is to switch to a healthier diet (less red meat, less carbs, more fruits and veg)...
  • Wallar

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    Jul 22, 2011 7:45 AM GMT
    Focus on incline bench/db, you're bottom heavy. Like Ariodante said, strengthening your back muscles will pull your shoulders back and alleviate some of the sagging look.
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    Jul 22, 2011 8:27 AM GMT
    FloridaGuy71 said... I do know I need to cut down some fat.

    Any suggestions? Will cutting down fat do the trick?


    Yes
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    Jul 22, 2011 8:43 AM GMT
    Ario is right. Ignore the exercise advice. Focus on diet.

    It's a problem on RJ and every other forum I've been on like this since 1998. Guys with body fat problems come here asking for "exercises" and they are obliged by everyone talking about what exercises to do and how to do them, when the answer is diet changes, not exercises.

    If I had a dollar for every one of these posts and the predictable answers that follow, I'd be rich.
  • Wallar

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    Jul 22, 2011 10:52 AM GMT
    He obviously has rounded shoulders and diet isn't going to improve that. Reducing his BF will improve his look however his chest is still going to be crap when it isn't presented properly.
  • FloridaGuy71

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    Jul 22, 2011 10:56 AM GMT
    Thanks for all the advice guys.

    MMTM, the video was very helpful.
    I'll focus on incline chest excercises with the correct bench level. My main excercises have been flat bench press, incline bench press and flys, but I think my bench has been too high for the incline.

    I'm going to really get in swing with my diet. I really need to lose some fat.. I'm going to start doing cardio on my non-lifting days. I'd like to lose like 10 or 20lbs.

    Thanks again, it's nice to get constructive feedback. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 22, 2011 12:18 PM GMT
    I agree. You have a good solid chest but it's got a layer of fat that needs to disappear.

    Diet + Correcting your posture = The chest you want.
  • twentyfourhou...

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    Jul 22, 2011 12:59 PM GMT
    I am in a similar situation to you. I would agree with those who mentioned that it is more of a reflection of wt/diet/posture than trying a different or new chest routine. As the % of my body fat goes up, my "man boobs" get larger - a great motivator to stay in shape. A comment on one of my pics notes that i was at 185 pounds - about 10 pounds less than the main pic - it shows what i am talking about.
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    Jul 22, 2011 1:21 PM GMT
    To the OP: I really don't see what you're talking about. Those are not manboobs nor do they look like they have the potential to be....
  • Bloke

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    Jul 25, 2011 3:05 AM GMT
    Incline chest press and add cardio; you should be fine then.
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    Jul 25, 2011 3:34 AM GMT
    Actually- work your chest more. Chica tits are caused by excess fat in the chest area. If you're worried about getting that or gyno, it's pretty much time to try to cut the fat in that area. Your chest is fine- don't worry about it.
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    Jul 25, 2011 7:33 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidIt's a body comp issue, you may want to tweak your diet, not your training.

    You do appear to present some forward leaning kyphosis though, you may want to focus on strengthening your back muscles to balance out the chest training.


    As opposed to backward leaning kyphosis?