Bulging pecs / protein intake?

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    Mar 26, 2012 8:27 PM GMT
    Thank you again for all your replies.
    I will thoroughly read each one of them tomorrow and add more thoughts...
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    Mar 26, 2012 9:53 PM GMT
    alpha trigger, for muscle gain , the 3 x 8 rep range may be better............less volume, and more time under tension.....................5 x 5 seems to be too much towards strength training, with some but not enough hypertrophy benefit if your main goal is muscle size.
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    Mar 28, 2012 8:51 PM GMT
    1/ OK, everyone seems to agree that you need carbs with a protein shake immediately after a workout. And many said IsoPure Nature's Best is the best protein powder.

    However, it contains 0% carb!
    Why not take a protein powder that already contains carbs, so that I don't need to take it with separate carbs such as almonds, banana, etc.?

    2/ Someone told me this is the best routine for building my pecs quickly:

    Once a week, pick 1 base exercise and 3 congestion exercises:

    - Base: Bench, Incline Bench, Decline Bench (change 1x/week)
    - Congestion: Cable, Pec Deck, Dips, Flat/Incline/Decline Flyes

    What do you think??

    3/ Can anyone tell me THE secret to go from skinny to buff in a very short time?



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    Apr 24, 2012 6:21 AM GMT
    averagejoe50 saidI work my chest 2x week. First session I do heavy weight with low reps, and for the 2nd session I do light weight with high reps. Get plenty of rest and protien in your diet.
    I take his free advice (:
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    Apr 24, 2012 6:34 AM GMT
    BarryPT saidPs, decline presses = waste of time if you do flat presses.........its pretty much same movement, and becomes overtraining.................

    Even a advanced trainee cant handle alot of volume...........workouts are there to stimulate growth, not to annihilate ourselves............if you spend 1 hour training chest alone, thats way way too much

    I train chest with calves on a 4 way split
    or with back on a 3 way split

    ,more than a 4 way split = overtraining for 90% of guys in the gym


    About Decline Presses: I agree with BarryPT that they're a waste of time. Do dips if you want to target your low pecs.

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    May 03, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    I think your body is perfect man. Chest and all. But I don't care as much about a huge chest as most guys...
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    May 03, 2012 2:31 AM GMT
    I swear those twisty push up things... work
    Use them at different widths 3 times a week for 10 min

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    May 03, 2012 2:49 AM GMT
    Optimum Nutrition is a good brand and add some Glycomaize to the after work out shake
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    May 03, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    BarryPT saidps, dont do push ups............they are a fitness drill..............and ineffective for building muscle...............muscles need to overloaded with heavy weights in the 6-12 rep range typically for upper body, to grow...................push ups are too easy to do this!


    Tell that to the Marine Corp. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 04, 2012 8:31 AM GMT
    IHop-Listen to kingmo and averagejoe- So many other guys giving advice that don't have impressive pecs??? My old gym had a short fat nutritionist expert?? He didn't last more than a month.icon_idea.gif Go with advice from those who practice what they preach OP!
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    May 06, 2012 4:57 PM GMT
    Push ups and dumbbell bench presses.

    When I really want to max out on the weight, I use a seated bench press machine (the kind where you stack the plates on).

    I know that goes against all conventional wisdom... but it's what works for me. When I tried switching to traditional barbell bench presses, I lost mass, definition, and secondary muscle strength. Plus dumbbells are so much easier to set up!
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    May 08, 2012 6:34 AM GMT
    I don't think there is one perfect routine for chest. Fortunately, there are many variant exercises you can do and should switch in from time to time. Personally, I like 15 degree incline dumbbells or cables, decline presses or weighted dips (leaning forward), and pec deck. I find those 3 exercises cover the basics for me. I always do light cables flyes to warm up and stretch the pecs and the shoulder joints. I don't do bench press anymore. A lot of trainers feel the bench press is a relatively poor movement and recommend flat dumbell presses if you want a similar exercise with a better movement. The pec has an upper and lower band, so for me, inclines and declines cover it. You should also use of negatives, partial reps, reps to failure, short heavy sets, etc. to shock the pecs.