Best Overall Chest Development Excercise
02-04-2003 07:39 PM
Best Overall Chest Development Excercise
02-04-2003 07:43 PM
Dude these polls are lame, why dont you just ask people what exercise they find best for chest mass?
02-04-2003 07:46 PM
Well hopefully people will answer the question too. Thats usually what happens. Even if they don't you can't argue with the numbers if a lot of people tend to go towards one number, unless your body is genetically strange
02-04-2003 07:48 PM
Or genetically different
02-04-2003 07:52 PM
You're basically going to hear a ****load of flat barbell, maybe a little incline barbell, but PJ my chest personally does best with db incline. This is partially due to my arm length, partially due to personal preference, and partially due to the fact that my lower pec area easily outpaces anything near my clavicle. Dumbbells feel the best to my wrists, arms and elbows and I much prefer the feeling of the coordinated hoisting of two seperate hunks of iron, done from relatively elevated position. So again, for me, it's harder and feels better.
02-04-2003 07:55 PM
By the way, was about halfway through my workout yesterday when these two skinny abercrombie brothers come struttin in and immediately proceed to begin cable crossovers with 40's per side... you should add this excellent mass builder Pjorstad, by no means should it ever be overlooked
(I'd probably ex the poll and just ask for people's suggestions)
02-04-2003 08:06 PM
I like dips for mass, I dont see those anywhere.....
02-04-2003 08:09 PM
I think your right biggin. I haven't really tried incline dumbell presses but will be trying them saturday. Ive heard they are good mass builders. Today i did incline barbell then close grip benches then barbell shoulder press then isolations and on saturday ill be doing flat dumbell and then incline dumbell after that then shoulder presses with dumbells then some more isolations.
02-04-2003 08:12 PM
Yj edit it to include barbell dips.
02-04-2003 08:14 PM
Incline DB is by far the best chest exercise for me. I concentrated on that exercise for 6 months and put more overall mass on my chest then flat bench ever did. Flat bench, for me, mostly builds my lower chest, never the upper chest.
02-04-2003 08:42 PM
Well damn. I need a lower chest I think heheh. Good thing ive incorporated flat barbell this workout. Ill also be doing both versions of dumbell just to be safe.
When i feel my chest when flexing it i have no muscle mass below my nipple i can feel does this mean my lower chest is probably lacking compared to my upper? ALso i see people who have a nice crease underneath and even when i don't have that much fat(not really ripped but fairly low) i don't see it so im guessing my lower chest needs the most work. Ive always wanted that little crease at the bottom of my pecs and im having a hard time getting any resmeblance.
02-04-2003 08:46 PM
incline db, that is the way i got my chest shocked into getting as big as it is. i love flat bench and incline bench. but the incline db's did the trick. use good heavy weight to achieve your goal. you wont be sorry.
02-04-2003 08:49 PM
For lower chest try decline db.
I get a great contraction doing these & it recruits more muscle fibers than flat bb.
You could also try dips leaning forward as suggested by YJ.
02-04-2003 08:51 PM
Incline bb for me. Just the fear of dropping that bb keeps me going and that last push gives me incredible pumps.
02-04-2003 09:09 PM
Even with only 7 or so votes so far there's more variety than I thought there'd be, good to see other people extolling the virtues of the db incline as well! Getting curious now, will be watching this one closely... not one vote for flat bb yet
02-04-2003 09:16 PM
weighted dips. leaning forward, chin on chest, using a bar with a V-shape end instead of parallel. incline db set at 30 degrees or so, gets a close second though. Sage
02-04-2003 09:35 PM
My damn gym doesn't have the v-bar. That probably explains why bar dips haven't done that much for me.
Heres a good dumbell routine that layne nortone claims packed on some mass to his chest.
02-04-2003 10:30 PM
Agree incline db. The chest (pectoralis major) doesn't contract during barbell exercises. Not saying that's not good for building mass but the chest only contracts during exercises in which the hands come together. Originally posted by snakeman458 incline db, that is the way i got my chest shocked into getting as big as it is. i love flat bench and incline bench. but the incline db's did the trick. use good heavy weight to achieve your goal. you wont be sorry.
02-04-2003 10:37 PM
Running with the Big Boys
Inclined DB are killer for mass, along with weighted dips.
02-04-2003 11:56 PM
I always do incline barbell first, and db incline second. These are different movements and hit the upper chest differently. If I had to go with one, I would stick to barbell, as I feel it isolates the upper chest a bit more. Too easy to get sloppy with the dumbbells, and then you hit mid-chest again.
Flat benches are mostly for bragging rights in the gym, and 90% of bbers have an overdeveloped lower chest. One of the few pros whose upper chest matched his lower was Schwarzenegger. He looked incredible in a side chest shot.
I never did weighted dips for chest. Took me awhile to discipline myself to keep my shoulders back and isolate the triceps with this movement. Don't want to confuse myself at this point.
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