lack of outer chest definition- query

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    Sep 20, 2012 12:38 PM GMT
    When I look at myself and compare my chest to other guys, what strikes me straight away is the lack of a visible 'outer pec'- the line which runs down from the armpit, through to the bottom of the lower pec. No matter how many flys, etc I do, this part does not appear, thus giving my chest an imcomplete look. Is this genetics (another thing to blame my parents for at the psychiatrist!) as some guys have a real thickness here or is there something I can do?. Even some skinny guys have this 'line' so makes the whole shape of their pec visible. I've loked around online for this question before but can't find it asked before.
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    Sep 20, 2012 2:08 PM GMT
    Genetics maybe..and the fact that you are 38.. your T levels are not what they used to be..

    So maybe the idea of "Muscle Confusion" workouts for your chest might help..
    technically you should be doing multiple exercises just for your chest in one training session..with heavy weights low light weights high reps.

    Do not look at your chest as a single pair of muscles...Consider taking a 3 dimentional approach... figure you have to work the upper, lower ,outer and inner chest to give it .."Girth"

    Remember..if you are on a muscle building mission..your diet should reflect accordingly.
    ps.. you need more than just flys!
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    Sep 20, 2012 4:39 PM GMT
    Don't be confused about muscles--that whole "confusion" philosophy is a just a device for selling video exercise programs. Want to confuse your muscles? Lift more weight more times. Doesn't matter how it comes about. Pushups are great.

    First, your pics are private, so it's hard to evaluate what your issue is.

    However, look at these pics and tell me what is the difference between the two men:



    Gentleman 1 has more muscle mass, but it's hard to see a line. Gentleman 2 has less mass but also less can clearly see the line.

    To show a line from your armpit to your nipple, you need mass AND definition. To get definition you need to trim down the fat. This will require mostly dieting properly and sufficient exercise (including biking and jogging).
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    Sep 20, 2012 5:05 PM GMT
    What is your routine like? What exercises are you doing? Like was already mentioned, you may want to try hitting it from different angles. Are you just doing flat bench? Try adding incline and decline. You said you are doing flyes, too? Maybe you could rotate between flat, incline, and decline flyes as well.
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    Sep 20, 2012 10:20 PM GMT
    It's fat causing it
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    Sep 20, 2012 10:24 PM GMT
    Thanks for the advice so far. Have unlocked my one pic and updated my dob (48 actually!) i usually hit my chest with a mixture of flat bar, dubbell inclines as well as cables. May be a decline, although it means Hanging the wrong way off an incline abs board.
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    Sep 20, 2012 10:58 PM GMT
    Age is important because it will determine the type of response you get.

    You should check with your doctor about testosterone levels for sure.

    You are getting into a discussion of genetics about these kinds of things. I think your mistake is comparing yourself to other guys, who invariably will have different genetic makeup.

    You should focus on cleaning up your diet, losing some bodyfat and re-vamping your workout. If you want to include targeting chest exercises you can do that, but you should have realistic expectations for your fitness level.

    Here is a pretty decent article on genetics that might help put things in perspective for you.
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    Sep 20, 2012 11:47 PM GMT

    Now that there is a pic to your profile.. i'm zooming in on your chest..!!
    The roundness, low peak and outer curves suggest Gynecomastia or Gyno.

    ..The reason you are not seeing any change in muscle is because there is actual breast tissue over the pectoral muscles..

    ..See your doctor and get a professional opinion.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 21, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
    look like gyno- but you can reduce this by doing lighter reps to failure. Also swimming is a great exercise, but it would have to be intense laps in a pool.icon_idea.gif Increase your cardio!! I'm 42. It's not your age. as well. Never did roids- ever only took whey protein for a short time. Back on real foods for protein intake.

    You can do it!!!!