Best chest workouts?

  • AberCModel

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    Jul 30, 2007 10:46 AM GMT
    what are the best chest workouts you can di .. without using equipment?
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    Jul 30, 2007 11:06 AM GMT
    Dips, Dips and more dips (press ups)
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    Jul 30, 2007 11:21 AM GMT
    Dips are terrible for your shoulders...

    Almost all gymnasts have shoulder problems into their 30's...

    And dips fire more of your triceps, and some of your lower pecs and lats...
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    Jul 30, 2007 11:29 AM GMT
    Pushups! Switch 'em up, but go for the pushup. Do them fast, do them slow. Can't go wrong.
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    Jul 30, 2007 11:33 AM GMT
    push-ups. All sorts: wide hands, narrow hands, "triangle" hands, feet elevated, arms elevated, asymetric (one hand higher than another), plyometric (near-ballistic push-up)
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    Jul 30, 2007 11:53 AM GMT
    Sorry, meant push-ups, not dips. What was I thinking :-S
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    Jul 30, 2007 12:29 PM GMT
    Did you check in the topics section? There's a workout for chest and back if you don't have a lot of time on your hands using a smith machine.

    I tried it a couple of times, and damn I was tired afterwards, and it only takes about 15 or 20 minutes.
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    Jul 31, 2007 1:10 AM GMT
    What chest exercise would you recommend to minimize/avoid using my triceps? i have a big tris but i guess it isn't proportioned with my biceps.
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    Jul 31, 2007 2:28 AM GMT
    All pushing exercises will use your triceps, period...

    But open chained exercises such as all variations of fly (fly deck, dumbell fly, cable fly) would shift the agonist to the biceps.. But you cannot perform open chained exercises without weights or machines, and you said you do not have equipment...
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    Jul 31, 2007 5:37 AM GMT
    yep push ups....My trainer makes us go thru these crazy
    push up routines...up down, up down. 25 reps then ....half way down
    and back up 20 reps then ..half way up. and back down ... hands
    close together , hands far apart.... Then hands stands against a wall lower your head down to the mat and then push yourself up again.
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    Aug 03, 2007 6:56 AM GMT
    Burninman, that is crazy, but checking out your chest proves that it works!

    yes, pushups are excellent for the chest, but I would just like to say:

    ...[Then hands stands against a wall lower your head down to the mat and then push yourself up] Quote Burninman.

    Hand-stand pushups is a VERY advanced exercise and should never be attempted without a spotter. I have treated an athlete who suffered severe head and neck injuries from a failed hand-stand pushup. not pretty.
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    Aug 03, 2007 4:42 PM GMT
    Hand stand push up work the deltoids, and only very littel of the upper pec..

    It is not a pec exercise.
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    Aug 06, 2007 2:44 PM GMT
    How do pushups work your pecs?
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    Aug 07, 2007 5:33 PM GMT
    Devon,

    It works you chest becuse it's like a reverse bench press.

    By the way, You don't talk to me anymore...what did I do?

    I thought you liked me?


    I wish I understood why you stopped communicating.

    Mark

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    Aug 07, 2007 5:41 PM GMT
    i have dumb bells to have nice pecs what are the best exercises that will qive me quicker results
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    Sep 04, 2007 10:29 AM GMT
    .......FLYS..... thay work the pectorals.and the deltoids.