The best routine to get MASSIVE bulging pecs (and with protein shakes)?

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    Mar 29, 2012 7:08 AM GMT

    1/ I've been working out for 10 years and I can't manage to bulk up.
    Someone told me this is the best routine for building my pecs quickly:

    Once a week, pick 1 base exercise and 3 congestion exercises among:

    - Base: Bench, Incline Bench, Decline Bench (change 1x/week)
    - Congestion: Cable, Pec Deck, Dips, Flat/Incline/Decline Flyes

    What do you think??


    2/ Everyone seems to agree that you need carbs with a protein shake immediately after a workout. And many said IsoPure Nature's Best is the best protein powder.

    However, it contains 0% carb!
    Why not take a protein powder that already contains carbs, so that I don't need to take it with separate carbs such as almonds, banana, etc.?
  • mikeeugene

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    Mar 29, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    I don't think you'll find any "once a week" lifting routines that will build your pecs, much less build them quickly.

    Try strengthening your entire upper body, working at least twice a week. You're clearly wanting a muscular look, so develop the solid, broad shoulders that will counterbalance your pecs. I can't tell you how many times I've seen guys with over-developed pecs who walked around with their shoulders pointing forward because they don't have adequate muscle to hold those shoulders square.

    Looking at your pics, you have nicely defined pecs, just not huge ones. Balance your workout and buy shirts that let people see more of your musculature.
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    Mar 30, 2012 5:21 PM GMT
    The problem is I already have solid, broad, even over-developed shoulders, but my pecs don't get developed when I try to build them up...
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    Mar 30, 2012 5:30 PM GMT
    Why do you want boobs?

    (I'm just kidding—I think your current body type is great. I have a similar question as you; my workout program thus far has made me stronger but not bigger.)
  • Jaysonhunk

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    Mar 30, 2012 6:24 PM GMT
    quick answer... food!

    you diet is wrong for sure, you can't build if you're not eating enough...
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    Mar 31, 2012 11:21 AM GMT
    OK, but what do you think about the suggested routine I posted above?
  • gcoastmark

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    Mar 31, 2012 12:24 PM GMT
    There is a saying....go big or go home...meaning you may need to work on increasing the weight you are using. Having a chest day is fine, but you may want to add a couple of chest excercises to the day you work your back. The routine you have seems good though...
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    Apr 19, 2012 5:14 PM GMT
    ok first off you want a bigger chest you need to stop thinking you have "over developed Shoulders... you don't you have a good musculature. it's all going to get bigger.

    inbox you in a few
  • Neon_Dreams

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    Apr 19, 2012 8:47 PM GMT
    I just LOVE working out my chest, so it's only a matter of time for me... Variety of exercise and consistency is key, from my perspective.

    And, FOOD is also definitely a factor! I do not eat enough protein myself. Eat more, eat healthy, and enjoy eating. That is my motto.

    I would also agree with the advice of working out your chest as often as possible. I like to do push ups and other chest exercises (light) on my other workout days.

    Go HARD or go home. Every day is a workout day! icon_biggrin.gif

    Best of luck!


    Joe
  • chi_rock

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    Apr 19, 2012 9:01 PM GMT
    When guys at my gym complain about not gaining, several things come to mind: sometimes ...

    a. genetics hold you back
    b. you are doing the wrong work out
    c. you are inconsistent in your workouts
    d. you are not pushing yourself enough
    e. you are not eating enough of the right things

    c, d, and e are often the most accurate.
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    Apr 19, 2012 9:30 PM GMT
    agree...most peoples problems lie with c, d and e...some b thrown in there as well.

    key is focus, intensity and consistency

    eat..and eat more