I've been bulking for a few months and made steady progress on all areas except my chest. I've changed my workout routine and swap between bar and dumbbell when I feel I'm stuck and seem to be stuck on the same numbers. Any tips/advice?
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
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
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
Get stronger. Despite the crap that is spewed, increasing strength is critical to gaining mass.
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Follow a plan, imo 5/3/1 works wonders in this regard. Do it as written, oh and eat more.
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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Thanks for the info guys