Chest development progress

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    Apr 06, 2013 9:32 PM GMT
    What is a realistic time frame to expect good results from chest strength training? I have always worked my chest in the gym but recently I have become very serious about it. I downloaded a 30 minute workout which is nothing but different kinds of pushups with 30 second rest intervals, and it is kicking my ass, my chest is more sore than it has ever been in the gym and I do them until I break down and can't do them anymore.

    Considering I am getting adequate protein intake and nutrition, how long should it take to get a cut, defined chest? And is it possible with just push up/ body weight exercises?
  • FlypinHigh

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    Apr 07, 2013 1:57 AM GMT
    soreness doesn't equal growth.
    being cut refers to bodyfat percentage. Reduce fat to look more cut.
    Weighted chest work is better than pushups.
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    Apr 07, 2013 4:09 AM GMT
    Any resistance training should consist of a balanced program, for injury prevention if nothing else.
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    Apr 07, 2013 4:27 AM GMT
    this is the workout i've been doing:

  • cmatador

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    Apr 07, 2013 5:35 AM GMT
    i d stick with weights than just push ups alone. It seems more like a toning regimen.
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    Apr 07, 2013 6:14 AM GMT
    I use to do only push-ups. I have since expanded to incorporating weights do get a better variety of chest development. Now I include push-ups (sets of max out, and pyramid style (1-2-3...10 reps... back down to 1 - timing myself), DB presses (incline, decline, neutral) as well as DB flies.

    In my opinion my chest is growing better when I moved away from just push-ups alone. I haven't really gotten that super cut look yet, but I'm only about 1.5 years in, figure they take a while especially from where I started. I've gone from roughly 34" to 38" during that time.

    Good luck!
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    Apr 07, 2013 8:19 PM GMT
    cmatador saidi d stick with weights than just push ups alone. It seems more like a toning regimen.


    Yeah, but I can't get to a gym now for the next couple of months due to finances, so, this will have to do in the meantime.

    From Nov. to March, when I last had my gym membership, I was doing presses, dumbell flys, and inclines. Hopefully the pushups will allow me to maintain what I have already before I get back in.