- 11-26-2005, 08:45 PM
- 11-26-2005, 08:53 PM
this should probably get moved to exercise science...
do you do ALL of those exercises each workout?
.. i do 1 chest exercise for 3 sets...
- 11-26-2005, 08:58 PM
You do not do 10 exercises on chest day, do you
I guess if you're doing 1 set per exercise, that might work. Just pick one flat, one decline (or dips) and on incline. You can also add some isolation (cables/butterflies). Mix it up every workout with one exercise for each of these types of stimulus and you'll be good.
11-26-2005, 09:38 PM
i usually do dumbells 4 sure then choose 1 of the remaining 2 exercises for each angle. equals 18 sets on chest. i try to keep my muscles guessing...thanks 4 the feedback
11-26-2005, 09:41 PM
11-26-2005, 09:57 PM
unless you're doing one set per exercise, undoubtabley you're over doing it. Ill back your chest routine off to a few compound exericse followed by some isometric exercises. Take my chest workout today for example
3 working sets flat dumb. press
3 sets incline barbell press
3 sets weighted dips
2 sets low incline dumb. flys
2 sets low cable cross over
Even this for some, is a lot. I like volume but you still should keep the work sets down around a dozen
11-27-2005, 01:52 AM
i cut that ten down to 6 2nite and felt a much better pump and focus. thanks for the info.
whats the proper # of sets one should do
12-23-2005, 10:18 PM
I usually do around 6 sets for chest, my current chest routine looks like this: Flat bb: 3 sets
Incline DB: 2 sets
Weighted dips: 1 set
02-01-2006, 04:09 PM
02-17-2006, 11:03 PM
just a question why do you do db bench first?
i always feel i get a better pump from the heavier weight i can fet from bb bench. and finish up with some sort of db press or incline press or flys. I normally do 5 sets of 5 or 4 sets 8 to 12. it might be pshycological but i dont know.
02-18-2006, 12:33 PM
I prefer to do incline presses first. But, of course I switch it up.
02-19-2006, 02:13 PM
I do a four-day split
You need to warm up those shoulders before you do chest .
I find for me (especially on the juice) that if I do 4X6 real heavy I put on more muscle than if I did 3X8.
That my story and Iím sticking to it!
02-20-2006, 08:52 AM
Originally Posted by Unclemikejones
I'd say cut that in half. Do one compound move for flat/decline, one for inclind, and a fly move. 3 sets each for a total of 9/week.
02-20-2006, 09:00 AM
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02-20-2006, 05:54 PM
Originally Posted by Hot Rocks
I do the same 4 day split but:
like it better personally because i seem to get the best gains.
02-21-2006, 02:31 AM
I do 9 sets twice per week for chest. I'd say it depends how your body responds to volume, and adjust it to the ammount of volume your body handles best.
02-26-2006, 12:40 PM
You could also pre-exhaust your chest with pec-deck or fly's first.Then go to dumbell presses.
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