Isolating Chest Rather than Shoulders

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    May 04, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
    I'm slowing making progress on my chest, but feel as though my shoulders are still contributing too much. Any suggestions on preventing excessive shoulder pressure or is it just the bone structure of some people that makes chest (i.e. bench press in particular) hard on the shoulders?
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    May 04, 2012 4:26 AM GMT
    when you press make sure you bring the bar down over your pecks. if someone were looking down over you, your arms shouldn't be be 90 degrese from your torso, make since ?
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    May 04, 2012 7:34 AM GMT
    It's hard on my shoulders also. Try the decline bench press and dips to target the lower pecs. You could also try isolation movements like flys.
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    May 04, 2012 1:19 PM GMT
    Make sure to take the time to position you shoulders when you lay on the bench, your shoulder blades should be tucked back and flat against the bench. Focus on maintaining this position while you press the weight. Stay focused and visualize your pecs contracting as you go through the lift.
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    May 04, 2012 1:20 PM GMT
    mindandmuscle saidMake sure to take the time to position you shoulders when you lay on the bench, your shoulder blades should be tucked back and flat against the bench. Focus on maintaining this position while you press the weight. Stay focused and visualize your pecs contracting as you go through the lift.


    This!