Best Overall Chest Development Excercise
05-05-2004 01:10 AM
05-08-2004 11:16 PM
Weighted Dips. Although I'm a big sucka for low-incline flys.
05-12-2004 06:14 PM
I once saw a list of exercises.. and a rating of the amount of muscle fibers they recruit and how much hypertrophy comes from each one. I don't know how accurate it was.
But decline barbell bench press was the highest for chest
05-13-2004 01:24 PM
I'm a sucka for the flat barbell.....I don't think you can go wrong with some incline dumbell presses though
05-24-2004 12:10 AM
weighted dips and decline barbell press
and i concur with its chest-focus... the decline hits my pecs like you wouldnt believe... i get off a volume group of declines, hit the military presses and then dips and i am WASTED...
05-30-2004 07:37 PM
FLAT BARBELL BENCH PRESSES HERE! For some reason people are scared to admit they use this exercise WTF?? Its not a part of the big three lifts for no reason.
Last edited by COLOSSUS; 06-02-2004 at 08:54 PM.
05-30-2004 07:41 PM
05-31-2004 03:08 AM
06-27-2004 04:50 AM
i do mix of exercises.............
6 sets of flat bech
6 sets of incline bench
6 sets of deline bench
3 sets of incline dumbels
and finaly cross cabel cheast flys
06-27-2004 07:55 AM
Ron Paul... phuck yeah!
10setx12rep decline pushups w/stands. Feet elevated 20"-30"
07-07-2004 10:09 PM
Dumb newbie question: Most of you guys seem to prefer incline dbs. I usually start of with the flat bb presses and then move to incline and decline db presses. Is that okay?
07-08-2004 05:38 PM
god bless the hammer strength dip machine..god i love that piece of equipment..althought the nautilus is great too
07-13-2004 09:56 AM
I wish decline dumbell was an option...
07-16-2004 04:59 PM
My favorite chest movements are pretty simple:
Dips, no added weight until failure
07-19-2004 02:00 PM
definitely agree on the flat bench db flyes... nothing gets the inside of my chest like those
Originally Posted by bigpetefox
07-27-2004 04:12 PM
I find changing my grip on the bench works as well, I used to powerlift, and some habits do die hard, now I still have the muscle to lift more weights than your average girl But bench press,
07-27-2004 04:20 PM
I was surprised to see inclined dumbbell on top. I do flat dumbbell and voted inclined barbell,but guessed inclined barbell was voted #1,because of the heavier weight used.
07-31-2004 12:28 PM
u guys that like flyes should try this.try using one arm at a time and bringing ur arm across ur chest little over the middle then back it off then begin ur other arm towards the middle of ur chest and a little over(this would work good with cables) this takes a little practice but will def feel a much bigger contraction which is what u really want imo
07-31-2004 12:32 PM
Just use heavy-ass dumbbells like I do..
08-12-2004 10:06 PM
I have never realu understood how incline presses can work your chest as effectively.
Everyone knows that the higher the incline the more you utilise your shoulders.
So what does thie mean?
Flat presse ( primarly chest)
Incline ( priomarly shoulders and chest)
Now seeing as you are incorportaing another major muscle, the weight on inclines should go up stubstantialy, should it not?
it should , unless the emphasis is being taken off the chest. That is the problem with inclines. I remember reading a study ( i am sory not to quote it ) that talked about chest effort on flat/incline/decline.
It talked about incline havily taking the effort off the chest and I think flat press gave something like 30 - 40% more stimualtion ( how they quantify this is anyones guess).
Everyone thinks it puts more effort on the upper chest and in away this is true, but its realy just taking the effort of the lower chest.
So flat presses were best for upper and lower chest, while Inclines were better for shoulders, equal fopr upper chest and worse for lower chest.
Only reason i would use Incline as a primary mover is if my lower chest was overly developed or i realy wanted to work on shoulders.
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