Outer pecs definition

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    Nov 06, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
    I need some advice. I've heard time and time again that you can't really spot target certain areas on the pecs, which I understand. I'm having trouble with the lower-outer pectorals area, getting that square-cut look that I want. Anyone have any suggestions, perhaps you've learned from experience as to how to address it?
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    Nov 06, 2012 9:30 PM GMT
    1) You cant target certain areas of a muscle not only on pecs but anywhere

    2) You cant change the insertion point (which determines shape) of a muscle
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    Nov 07, 2012 12:26 AM GMT
    Perhaps it's an old bodybuilding wives' tale, but I have been told that parallel bar dips, leaning forward on the "down" movement, target the lower-outer pecs. I think it has worked for me; but then, I'm a big believer in the placebo effect.
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    Nov 07, 2012 12:33 AM GMT
    I'm pretty sure you just need to tone better to get that square-cut look
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 07, 2012 12:35 AM GMT
    Bar dips
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    Nov 07, 2012 5:47 AM GMT
    Push-ups with your hands wide apart.

    Pec deck and double cable pull downs will give definition all over your pecs.

    Good luck!
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    Nov 07, 2012 5:52 AM GMT
    TellMeMoar said1) You cant target certain areas of a muscle not only on pecs but anywhere

    2) You cant change the insertion point (which determines shape) of a muscle

    Seconded. Both points are scientifically sound.

    Anything else is an old wives' tale, unfortunately. icon_neutral.gif
  • Montague

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    Nov 07, 2012 5:53 AM GMT
    I find that any kind of chest fly hits the outer chest good!
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    Nov 07, 2012 6:00 AM GMT
    visit www.theironden.com. Im sure you'll get some good answers.
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    Nov 07, 2012 6:12 AM GMT
    TellMeMoar said1) You cant target certain areas of a muscle not only on pecs but anywhere

    2) You cant change the insertion point (which determines shape) of a muscle


    QFT
  • MikemikeMike

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    Nov 07, 2012 8:13 AM GMT
    pumpingiron saidPush-ups with your hands wide apart.

    Pec deck and double cable pull downs will give definition all over your pecs.

    Good luck!


    Good advice I have been told this, but genetically some men have rounder pecs like me and I'm ok with the way my chest looks.
    Pumpingiron has square pecs follow his advice.icon_idea.gif
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    Nov 07, 2012 9:52 PM GMT
    Thank you all for your responses!