Recommendations for building summer chest?

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    Jun 03, 2010 9:51 PM GMT
    I have been going to the gym now since January, aiming to get a better body, and a nice looking chest.

    However I am have a hard time get my chest to pop, especially on the outer and inner parts of the chest. My trainer has told me that flys are best for that, but I was wondering what you guys think?
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    Jun 03, 2010 10:11 PM GMT
    Recommendations for building summer chest?

    start in November
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    Jun 04, 2010 12:48 AM GMT
    Start last summer.
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    Jun 04, 2010 12:55 AM GMT
    lol.... really nice, guys.

    Seeing as how I'm not big chested, IDK what to tell ya. It helps to have those lovely genetics... and to be below 6'0

    Patience and persistence has helped me define my chest a lot more than it was in the past though.
  • DCEric

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    Jun 04, 2010 1:47 AM GMT
    Looks like it is doing fine to me. Time and keeping up the hard work will do wonders.
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    Jun 04, 2010 1:49 AM GMT
    I'm still making back payments on my Winter abs...
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    Jun 04, 2010 2:42 AM GMT
    eet mor chikin

    ...and pushups. Lots and lots of pushups.
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    Jun 04, 2010 3:42 AM GMT
    Eat. Moderate to high reps. Sleep. Eat. Repeat.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Jun 04, 2010 3:50 AM GMT
    See your winter chest, and raise it a tan.

    Seriously, it looks fine to me.
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    Jun 04, 2010 4:02 AM GMT
    Try doing diamond push-ups. Put your hands together to form a diamond shape and do a push-up til your chest touches your hands. Also try doing parallel bar dips except try leaning forward to bring your body at a bit of angle as opposed to just straight up & down. These two things seem to get you a good pump!
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    Jun 04, 2010 4:06 AM GMT
    You can actually build a stronger one with plywood and glue, but you can't go wrong with some nice western red cedar and a few pieces of brass hardware.
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    Jun 04, 2010 4:25 AM GMT
    Not really a fan of the massive pec boobs chest. Looking strong is always nice but too much more is overkill (unless it's for a sport).
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    Jun 04, 2010 4:34 AM GMT
    Do the ...

    funny model fail ... Chicken Dance


    http://www.realjock.com/article/78/
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    Jun 05, 2010 2:16 PM GMT
    SurfjockSD saidTry doing diamond push-ups. Put your hands together to form a diamond shape and do a push-up til your chest touches your hands. Also try doing parallel bar dips except try leaning forward to bring your body at a bit of angle as opposed to just straight up & down. These two things seem to get you a good pump!
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    Jun 06, 2010 2:30 AM GMT
    The post about diamond push-ups was pretty good. I would also throw in wide push-ups to hit outer chest. The problem with flyes and bench is that the tension on the pecs stops at the top. I would do cable flyes and make sure to cross over hands at the end. The great thing about cables is that the tension stays throughout. Most guys do cable cross-overs wrong by standing in front of the pulleys. That kills the tension at the end. Make sure the pulleys are well in front of you. Make sure the machine is in front of you not at your sides. Take two steps back. You will still have tension at the end when the inner pecs, come into it. The other trick is to pull your shoulders together in front of you at the end as if you are trying to form a U shape from shoulder to shoulder. That builds the inner pec which sits under the outer pec. This builds mass UNDER the outer chest and pushes the top layer, the outer chest up like a rock under a blanket.

    The two work differently. The outer chest pulls the arms across the chest. Typical fly movement. The inner chest pulls the shoulder forward and together. You can work inner chest without arms just by pulling you shoulders forward and together. So, it is two layers and they do two different things hence two different muscles. Do both. Exercises that pull the arm forward and inward and also do some that really only move the shoulders forward. Like hunching you back. Most only do outer chest which is great but doing inner chest builds a small mountain under the mountain and pushes it up and out.

    Too much info? Hope not. Hope it helps.
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    Jun 06, 2010 3:45 AM GMT
    Lots of push-ups will make a big difference.
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    Jun 06, 2010 10:03 AM GMT
    Triggerman saidThe post about diamond push-ups was pretty good. I would also throw in wide push-ups to hit outer chest. The problem with flyes and bench is that the tension on the pecs stops at the top. I would do cable flyes and make sure to cross over hands at the end. The great thing about cables is that the tension stays throughout. Most guys do cable cross-overs wrong by standing in front of the pulleys. That kills the tension at the end. Make sure the pulleys are well in front of you. Make sure the machine is in front of you not at your sides. Take two steps back. You will still have tension at the end when the inner pecs, come into it. The other trick is to pull your shoulders together in front of you at the end as if you are trying to form a U shape from shoulder to shoulder. That builds the inner pec which sits under the outer pec. This builds mass UNDER the outer chest and pushes the top layer, the outer chest up like a rock under a blanket.

    The two work differently. The outer chest pulls the arms across the chest. Typical fly movement. The inner chest pulls the shoulder forward and together. You can work inner chest without arms just by pulling you shoulders forward and together. So, it is two layers and they do two different things hence two different muscles. Do both. Exercises that pull the arm forward and inward and also do some that really only move the shoulders forward. Like hunching you back. Most only do outer chest which is great but doing inner chest builds a small mountain under the mountain and pushes it up and out.

    Too much info? Hope not. Hope it helps.
    Read what he wrote...thrice...and memorize it.
    And to add my $0.02, be sure to let your body rest for a couple days after intense training.

    If you don't have access to a gym for that, use a ball (volleyball, soccer ball, basketball, etc). Hold the ball directly in front of your chest with elbows bent at a 90 degree angle, and attempt to crush the ball. That will have a similar effect.
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    Jun 06, 2010 2:27 PM GMT
    To have a chest that looks good, develop your back, shoulders and arms.
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    Jun 07, 2010 3:25 AM GMT
    I found pec decks to be an awesome addition. It's helped me a lot with building my inner chest, which causes the more chest striation to show.
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    Jun 07, 2010 3:28 AM GMT
    i want big boobs too! how do u get rid of the dip in between my titties...

    i feel like close grip anything is a little hard on my elbows.
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    Jun 07, 2010 9:57 AM GMT
    Chest isn't an important muscle group for me.. I tried to focus on other muscles. but still, I noticed a raise in my chest muscle mass rather than other muscles..
    I can recommend my training program for the chest:

    3 types of bench presses. one when the becnh is tottaly flat. another one when its in a -45 angle and a positive 45 angle..
    Do them all, in addition to a fly at the end.

    -remember, neglecting other muscle groups like shoulders and back are a call for an injury.

    good luck.
  • mybud

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    Jun 08, 2010 3:30 AM GMT
    Hey man...I have been following this program I learned from a different site......Instead of doing chest exercises in 12 -10 -8 sets....max. out at your heaviest weight....then do 3 sets of 4......I'm seein great results.....Bud
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    Jun 15, 2010 12:18 AM GMT
    lots and lots of flys....cable, incline or decline dumbell, pec deck
  • Muscle_Guy78

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    Jun 16, 2010 7:08 AM GMT
    Lots of good advice here. I'm really focusing on chest right now to get the pecs to really come out and stand out. Have had similar advice on pec decks and narrow push ups as given on here. Seems to be some consensus for those of us looking to push them out? And keep eating the protein of course!
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    Jun 16, 2010 7:14 AM GMT
    viveutvivas saidTo have a chest that looks good, develop your back, shoulders and arms.


    Yes. You can't just work solely on your chest