Weak point: chest

  • jova

    Posts: 139

    May 26, 2013 1:12 AM GMT
    Hi guys,

    I need your tips !

    Each time I am working out my chest, especially on bench press (140lbs, 3X8 reps), I have to feeling to work out mostly my triceps and shoulders. I can't see any progress on my chest...

    Should I work my chest with only dumbbell flyes or similar chest "isolating " exercises? How many time per week are you working out your chest per week?

    Any chest program work out is more than welcome !

    Thanks
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    May 26, 2013 10:46 AM GMT
    I'd also like to know
  • njnick

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    May 26, 2013 11:29 AM GMT
    If you're feeling it more in your arms/triceps/shoulders, it's could be related to your form - possibly lowering your arms too much. I typically won't lower my arms past the point where my elbow is bent at a 90degree angle.

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    May 26, 2013 11:36 AM GMT
    njnick saidIf you're feeling it more in your arms/triceps/shoulders, it's could be related to your form - possibly lowering your arms too much. I typically won't lower my arms past the point where my elbow is bent at a 90degree angle.


    I may be wrong, but bench press is one of the compound exercises which is supposed to work a group of muscles, pecs, triceps, front of the shoulders.
    It's another thing that like any exercise you need to follow the correct form.
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    May 26, 2013 11:39 AM GMT
    As far as chest workout is concerned, flying dumbell, inclined dumbell/barbell, cable crossover are some good exercises.
  • Kwokpot

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    May 26, 2013 3:06 PM GMT
    I've found the Pec Deck, Vertical Chest Press, and Incline Chest Press machines are all good chest workouts.
  • vbportugal

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    May 26, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
    I noticed the same thing for awhile. I was always told that it was because my arms were not at the point that my chest was in strength. After several months I started to feel it more in the chest than the arms. Maybe you need a bit more strength in your arms before your chest will be the thing getting tired first.
  • musicdude

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    May 26, 2013 3:45 PM GMT
    try flies or cable flies in various angles. that way the motion doesn't use the bending of the elbow. try from up to down, side to front and down to up.

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