The facts are that if you eat more calories than you consume you will get bigger.
There are ignorant folks that will try to take away from folks who have lifted for years (in my case, 34 years), but, they're just that ignorant. (Texas didn't end up 49 of 53 for literacy by accident. Demonstrated just above is some of that ignorance.) I'll say it again, for the ignorant 48 year old from Dallas. I weighed 175 pounds at 5'5", at 17, at 12% fat, in high school. Yes, I've been studied for my muscles, but, I also eat hard, and I also had the fifth highest index in my high school before ever knowing anything about bodybuilding. That a 48 year would make claims that he knows nothing about to someone he doesn't know speaks not just to his personal ignorance, but, also, to his lack of both maturity, and character. What a poor example
Logan / flex89, who I've been working with for nearly three years now, gained 82 pounds, and lowered his body fat by 2% in only five months. Logan is a type 1 diabetic, that we put on a 8 meal a day plan, with HIIT every day, and sets of 12 to 25 for legs, and 8 to 20 for everything else. Logan not only lowered his HBAC from around 11 to an astounding 5.5, but, he also got leaner in the process.
Ignorant folks, like Buffhunk64 (afraid to show a face because he behaves so poorly) really do a disservice in the misinformation that they spread. You'd do well to take them for what they're worth: jealous, incompetent, ignorant, and hateful, without so much as a fact to base claims on.
Here's a rule that applies to EVERYONE. If you eat more than you expend, you'll gain weight. You can't gain muscle without adequate calories. If you eat less than you expend, you'll loose weight. The number one reason that folks fail is that they don't eat. PERIOD.
Now, if the kid here, overit86, tracked his calories, I'd venture to say he's not even getting basil requirements. He should go to metroplexfitness.net and compute his calories and composition, or get the USDA SR22 found database. His base requirement would be around 2900, and, if you add 500 for making gains, that would be 3400 calories daily, just to gain at about 1 pound per week.
Now, there are other reasons for not making gains, like health issues, or laziness, or lack of stimulus, but, in this case, it's evident that the kid is very underweight, even by the most conservative of charts.
I'm flattered to be attacked because jealousy is the sincerest form of flattery, but, honestly, coming from a faceless 48 year old Dallas ignorant failure, it's not a very good example.
Note that athletes, especially weight-trained ones, will weigh considerably MORE.
Chest exercises are well documented on this site, any gym, and bodybuilding.com and dozens of sites worldwide. If this young man is THAT lazy, then, clearly, he is destined for failure.
Each muscle has its range of motion. No matter what the exercise, if you work it through that range of motion, there will be an adaptive response. Exercises that are independent, through a full range of motion, and with a stretch, will promote the most gains, at adequate calories levels and high enough rep counts.