THE CHEST

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    Sep 02, 2014 8:53 PM GMT
    I have a question. What I is tge best technique for building a bigger chest? My thighs and arms respond fast, bur the chest is difficult.
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    Sep 02, 2014 9:02 PM GMT
    Keep doing whatever routine you are doing. You can obviously google all different kind of exercises for a bigger and better chest. But it won't happen so fast as you would like. Just eat, rest and train properly. Be patient. Chest muscles do take a lot of work. In my case, legs and back are the easiest.
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Sep 02, 2014 9:52 PM GMT
    Have someone fire cannonballs at your chest.

    ....


    sorry ignore me
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 02, 2014 10:18 PM GMT
    I like working on Hammerstrength* machines, incline, flat, and decline. I can push more weight and raise weight, drop, whatever suits me that day but still be pushing my max. I also like to then swing sideways and do one armed push on all three machines. Hits the muscle from multiple angles. Lastly, I like the Pec Dec machine (basically flys) for the same reason. I can push max weight. Dumbbells, bars, etc are great for all these, too, but I prefer working out alone and find I can get better muscle growth first on the Hammerstrength and follow up with the fine balance and control muscles later. And eat lots of protein. At least 40 grams immediately after working out. Make sure no more than 100 calories.

    *Hammerstrength machine arms operate independently of each other and the weights are regular plates like you'd use for a bar. So you get even growth.
  • Webster666

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    Sep 02, 2014 10:37 PM GMT
    ApolloSun saidI have a question. What I is tge best technique for building a bigger chest? My thighs and arms respond fast, bur the chest is difficult.



    Practice good form (learn how to do the exercises correctly).
    When doing presses, your elbows should be out, so that there is almost a straight line from one elbow to shoulder to other shoulder to other elbow. Your elbows should not be close to your body. Keep your butt on the bench.

    I started out using only dumbbells, doing incline bench presses, decline bench presses, flat bench presses, and flat bench flyes, gradually going up and up on the weight on the presses. I always used fairly light weight on the flyes because it's easy to get injured. When the dumbbells became too difficult to control (too heavy), I switched to using a bench at the Smith machine (normally used for squats). And, I used a machine for decline presses.
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    Sep 02, 2014 11:47 PM GMT
    OP, get serious.

    Look at your weight. Don't even complain about not having a chest before you reach at least 180lbs. At your current weight it would be a miracle having anything big.

    Do your exercises as posters above mentioned but don't forget that a good diet is determinant. Going to the gym is easy.
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 03, 2014 1:57 AM GMT
    sunjbill said
    Destinharbor saidI like working on Hammerstrength* machines, incline, flat, and decline. I can push more weight and raise weight, drop, whatever suits me that day but still be pushing my max. I also like to then swing sideways and do one armed push on all three machines. Hits the muscle from multiple angles. Lastly, I like the Pec Dec machine (basically flys) for the same reason. I can push max weight. Dumbbells, bars, etc are great for all these, too, but I prefer working out alone and find I can get better muscle growth first on the Hammerstrength and follow up with the fine balance and control muscles later. And eat lots of protein. At least 40 grams immediately after working out. Make sure no more than 100 calories.

    *Hammerstrength machine arms operate independently of each other and the weights are regular plates like you'd use for a bar. So you get even growth.


    You only need 100 calories after a workout? Everything I have read and the way my body has responded agrees with what I've read, I need protein and carbs to replenish energy that I've depleted so that muscles grow and to make sure energy does not come from muscles after working out, rather, nutrients get pushed to the muscles. My post workout shake is my most important meal and it varies from 400 up to 700 calories and I have made great gains. 100 calories? I'd disappear if that's all I ingested.

    Depends on your metabolism. Protein feeds muscle growth post workout. Carbs provide energy but don't feed muscle growth. You may need some fats to feed your testosterone but not carbs. Unless you have zero fat percentage, the body won't eat muscle post workout to grow. It eats protein and 40 grams is about the max your body can retain and process in a 4 hour period, the most important period to rebuild and grow muscle after the workout.
  • TheSkyWasYell...

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    Sep 03, 2014 9:28 PM GMT
    Have one of Alien's facehuggers plant an alien embryo in it. That should make one's chest fill out, lol.
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    Sep 03, 2014 9:33 PM GMT
    Sorry but this goes in the work out section not the any thing gay
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 03, 2014 9:47 PM GMT
    sunjbill said
    Destinharbor said
    sunjbill said
    Destinharbor saidI like working on Hammerstrength* machines, incline, flat, and decline. I can push more weight and raise weight, drop, whatever suits me that day but still be pushing my max. I also like to then swing sideways and do one armed push on all three machines. Hits the muscle from multiple angles. Lastly, I like the Pec Dec machine (basically flys) for the same reason. I can push max weight. Dumbbells, bars, etc are great for all these, too, but I prefer working out alone and find I can get better muscle growth first on the Hammerstrength and follow up with the fine balance and control muscles later. And eat lots of protein. At least 40 grams immediately after working out. Make sure no more than 100 calories.

    *Hammerstrength machine arms operate independently of each other and the weights are regular plates like you'd use for a bar. So you get even growth.


    You only need 100 calories after a workout? Everything I have read and the way my body has responded agrees with what I've read, I need protein and carbs to replenish energy that I've depleted so that muscles grow and to make sure energy does not come from muscles after working out, rather, nutrients get pushed to the muscles. My post workout shake is my most important meal and it varies from 400 up to 700 calories and I have made great gains. 100 calories? I'd disappear if that's all I ingested.

    Depends on your metabolism. Protein feeds muscle growth post workout. Carbs provide energy but don't feed muscle growth. You may need some fats to feed your testosterone but not carbs. Unless you have zero fat percentage, the body won't eat muscle post workout to grow. It eats protein and 40 grams is about the max your body can retain and process in a 4 hour period, the most important period to rebuild and grow muscle after the workout.


    This is what I have grown up believing and I feel it has worked for me, but like you said, everyone is different:

    "After protein, the next equally important part of your post workout meal is carbs. I know carbs are the nutrient people are most afraid of these days, but honestly, they’re really not scary (or “bad”) at all.

    In fact, they are an extremely essential part of your after-workout nutrition and play a key role in your post workout recovery.

    Why? Well, carbs will be used by your body to restore muscle glycogen that was depleted while you worked out. If your post workout meal doesn’t contain carbs, your body may actually instead break down muscle tissue for this same purpose (which would suck). Carbs also create an insulin spike which helps to move nutrients into your muscle tissue quicker."

    I assume you're talking about "good" carbs like veggies. Speaking of which, are brown rice and whole wheat pasta actually good for you or are they just less bad? I mention the 100 calories because the processed carbs in most protein shakes are not the way to get the carbs you need. And a lot of guys fail to notice how much junk is in pre and post workout supplements.