Plateau on chest
- 03-30-2013, 04:43 PM
- 03-30-2013, 05:05 PM
Slowly lowering the bar/DBs increases the time under tension and helped me greatly in increasing the amount of weight over time.
Ever heard of Power, ranged Rep, shock workouts?
I believe they suggest loading a bar with slightly more weight then your 10 Rep Max (or so) and do slow descents with the weight (having a spotter or using a Smith machine) as in 4 seconds down 1 up. Made a huge difference in my bench strength
- 03-30-2013, 05:58 PM
I've tried a few different workouts and training tips and I tend to make a little progress then stall. I was wondering if there's anything nutritionally I can do i.e. more calls/carbs on chest days? My legs seem to grow no matter what and I always do them on a Friday didn't know if it was because I eat more on a weekend maybe? Sorry if the post is a little all over the place
03-30-2013, 06:09 PM
BB takes not only time but patience and understanding. While forward progress is nice and different techniques/manipulations can help speed the progress up a bit people need to realize that genetics is hugeeeeeee. Some people no matter what will lack chest development. Not hating or knocking the thread I've just seen a million of these....chest, calves, ect ect. Follow a tried and true routine/diet, toss in some supps, get a good nights rest, and with time you will achieve your limit. End of story
03-30-2013, 06:36 PM
Get stronger. Despite the crap that is spewed, increasing strength is critical to gaining mass.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
03-30-2013, 06:59 PM
03-30-2013, 08:22 PM
03-30-2013, 08:39 PM
03-30-2013, 09:33 PM
Train the eccentric part of the movement more I.e. the lowering of the BB, keep arms tucked in.
TUT= time under tension.
Important for stimulating growth.
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03-31-2013, 03:54 AM
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