Best exercises for chest volume?
- 04-16-2012, 04:13 PM
- 04-16-2012, 04:23 PM
I love any and all pec flies. Really saw my chest explode with dumbbell inclines. If you can keep your arms out of the movement it's money for building a big chest.
- 04-16-2012, 04:28 PM
04-16-2012, 06:08 PM
Dumbbell hip press is good. I favor dumbbell exercises mainly for their isolation. There's things like bench press but moat pushing exercises bring triceps into play unless you do a wider grip.
What do your chest days look like? Maybe try and mix in some drop sets or slow down the negative part of the movement to help stimulate your chest.
04-17-2012, 12:30 PM
chest is quite flat compared to the rest of the body. what I need is chest and arms.
04-17-2012, 02:57 PM
What I meant was what exercises do you do or your chest/ arms and how often?
04-17-2012, 03:15 PM
04-17-2012, 03:28 PM
I have experienced increased chest volume from heavy weighted dips and pullovers. Make sure to really contract the chest on the pullovers and on the weighted dips, try the widest grip possible on the bars and lean into the bar slightly excluding all use of momentum.
Doing the following techniques will wear your chest out so make sure you don't overtrain. It does not take lots of training volume to build a wide puffed out chest, just simple stretch and push exercises performed with intensity.
04-17-2012, 03:45 PM
The single best exercises that have really helped me develop my chest would be super sets of seated low cable flyes (8-15 reps) with low incline barbell bench (4-8 reps). ive got a genetically small chest but this really brought up the size
04-18-2012, 10:37 AM
I think I really need a whole new program. I want and get the biggest volume possible of the upper body. someone who wants and say what they train and how often? (For volume)
04-18-2012, 05:01 PM
04-18-2012, 05:25 PM
or if u enjoy making your own program just hit chest twice a week. one day heavy with mainly barbell and dumbbell moves. the other day a little lighter with higher reps and some flye type movements added in
04-18-2012, 05:45 PM
The program you do .. Is it building volum ?
04-18-2012, 06:00 PM
Easy route. Just slip your grip out about an inch on each side when you bench to take more weight on your chest THEN...
One of 2 things will work:
Go heavy with sets of 5-6 (worked for me years ago like you wouldn't believe)
Go 4+ sets of 10 (working wonders for me now).
lol, go a little wider, and try heavy for a few weeks. If that doesn't work, do more volume with less weight (basically start with the opposite of whatever you've been doing thus far)
That should go for whatever chest exercises you do.
04-19-2012, 12:05 AM
04-19-2012, 01:54 PM
BROTHER! use pressing movements... Doing flies usually hitup the center chest (the clevage part). Go for pushing movements like Benching, Machine presses, Pushups then after some time weighted pushups! Make SURE you are doing the exercises correctly i.e feeling the weight right where it needs to be and min secondry muscles involvement! Just keep it simple! PUSH PUSH and PUSH! Eat more. Don't go for isolation movements (yes they feel good as they bring the crazy pump) they won't work like pushing movements, stay away from too much of pec decs and wholy moly flies! Train intense (with less rest time between sets) and train smart (don't focus on just moving the weight, work the muscle fully... Like it should be worked on)!
OHH and you more water before you train, when you train and after you train.... Water is much much important it plays an important role in makin muscles grow and giving an awesome pump.
04-19-2012, 08:27 PM
lots of flies and dips
06-02-2012, 02:49 AM
Nice thread. Now i have an idea on how to have a big chest.
06-06-2012, 09:14 AM
Switching from flat bar to dumbbells has saved me. My chest simply would not grow like I wanted and going to dumbbells has not only helped me grow but took my strength up as well. I still do flat bench every week but dumbbells are the main tool for chest for me now. Also a brutal shock to your chest: take a weight you can do 20 times. I if your about to fail on 20 you have the correct weight usually. That is the weight you will perform 10 reps for 10 sets. Take only 45 seconds between sets. You'll get some growth through that as well.
06-10-2012, 06:41 PM
GVT is garbage.Originally Posted by rabz
06-10-2012, 10:04 PM
Opinion noted.Originally Posted by Wygdwicfy
06-10-2012, 11:50 PM
Extreme glycogen overcompensation. Strength and size gains that both dissapear when you stop using GVT.Originally Posted by rabz
06-11-2012, 03:18 AM
06-11-2012, 05:44 AM
06-11-2012, 08:52 AM
06-11-2012, 12:20 PM
Your body has a natural tendency not to let itself become too unbalanced. Many lifters that struggle with chest volume are not working their opposing muscle groups enough. Do more pull exercises and go heavy on the chest with dumbbells. Get your upper back to the point where it can support a bigger chest and it will fall into place. Lift hard and always go for that next rep until you can't do it-You will grow fast.
06-11-2012, 12:21 PM
I've always loved decline bench presses with the widest possible grip.
06-11-2012, 06:31 PM
- 5'11" 235 lbs.
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Something like this,
Bench Press: 3X5
BB Rows: 3x5
Incline Press: 3x10
Weighted Dips: 3x10
Flat Bench: 3x10
Bent Over Rows: 3x10
Strict Press: 3x5
Close grip bench: 3x10
Great upper body workout. Just remember, each session you need to add weight and each week you need to be gaining weight, or else you're not giving your body anything new to grow from. Just doing the workout alone doesn't go very far, you'll need to use principles.
Former Marine, UT-BSN, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT, CSCS
06-12-2012, 04:12 AM
06-12-2012, 04:43 AM
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thread is epic
lots of people get good info from it
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