more definition in my chest
- 03-05-2009, 12:40 PM
more definition in my chest
i'm looking for more def. in my chest any suggestions. current chest training is 16 sets per w/o. i alternate between middle/upper and lower and middle every other week. my reps stay around 7 to 11. currently using DB's due to a shoulder problem, a straight bar fixes my shoulder in such a way, it hurts. i have a good size chest, just a bit flabby, i hold weight in my chest making it look a bit like a females around the sides and inner parts. suggestions. i was thinking about going to a lighter weight and doing more reps but wanted to check with you guys first and see if someone else had or has this issue.
- 03-05-2009, 07:15 PM
hows yor body fat now? i got really good striayions in my chest from low to high cable flys. ( starting at thighs ending in front of face, done in sort of an arcing motion. ) verrryyy slowwwly, lots of tut.
- 03-05-2009, 07:47 PM
I do a super set exercise 4 times a session where I do DB flys first at 30-45lbs 8 times and then immediately do flat bench at maybe 40-55lbs less than your max. Squeeze out like 4-7 reps. Rest around 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Best to only use this once a week as to not over train.
so technically 4 sets of 8flys + 4-7bench press.
03-05-2009, 09:50 PM
Analise your chest in the mirror and note what parts of it are lagging. Is it the upper, lower, inner or outer or a combination of.... You could try using a priority principle in which when it comes time for chest training, perform exercises relevant to the lagging part of the chest first...quite opposite of probably your normal routine. This way the lagging part of the muscle gets a fresh workout while the more developed parts of the chest come after that(lesser priority)
There may have to be some trial and error on your part to see what will work best for YOU. Combine dumbell and cable work, using various angles and exercises alwats changing it up. (Confusion) You can also work with negatives if you have a partner and forced reps. See what high intensityty does for you with minimal rest between sets....you can also try supersetting.
03-06-2009, 04:23 AM
03-06-2009, 11:38 AM
high repetitions low weight. and do sprints it will cause definition gains and fat loss all over and not lose muscle.
03-06-2009, 11:54 AM
If you are looking to build your chest focus on heavy compound exercises. Rotate 3-4 and keep track of the weights and reps you use each week and try to beat all the previous weeks numbers.
I'd drop the number of sets too. What do you think is going to build a bigger chest, 16 sets of presses and flys done w/ submaximal weight or 3-4 sets of presses done w/ near maximal weight.
Focus on tricep exercises that are going to work you chest secondarily. Dips, close grip bench, close grip incline bench, floor press, and hammer grip DB press also work you chest well.
03-06-2009, 12:45 PM
03-06-2009, 12:50 PM
How do you develop definition?
Lower body fat exposes LBM and gives it a defined appearance by exposing what was hidden under the fat.
He could do what you said and if he has fat over the muscle it will do nothing for definition.
Reduced subcutaneous body fat increases definition.
03-06-2009, 12:53 PM
03-06-2009, 02:00 PM
03-06-2009, 03:16 PM
i'll get my BF% tonight. my calipers are in a box somewherew in my apt. hopefully i can find them. the issue i have with the calipers is, i have scar tissue in my gut area (don't ask, but its enough to throw off the calipers and make it seem like my BF is higher than it really is). My problem is something that may not be fixed so easily. i am basicly lean all over except in my chest and stomach (coming off a semi-clean bulk). so i have what i will call problem areas. if i start to cut, hopefully i will not lose mass in my other (lean areas) but to try and just get the fat to be gone in these areas might be like trying to find the corner in a circle formed room, know what i mean. i think i might just be in the situation where, to get the definition i am looking for, i might just have to risk loseing a bit of mass on the rest of my body. this is the part of this life i hate. no such thing as spot redusing in just 1 or 2 areas without effecting the others to......my body is not that smart. i think i will just start cutting, but do it very slowly e.g. lowering carbs weekly, and lowering cals too while keeping protein and healthy fats a bit higher. i do not think i could go keto, i love my carbs. and i probably should not need to what do you guys think?
03-06-2009, 05:32 PM
Unfortunately our body fat distribution is what it is. The first on is the last off regardless of your distribution pattern. Really no way around it.
What you can do is potentiate the local area for fat loss by using topical transdermal fat loss products like Lipoderm-Y and Lipoderm-Ultra. They do not burn fat in and of themselves but they do free up local trouble area adipose or FFA into circulation for oxidation.
When FFA is freed up in that manner it allows it to be burned for fuel (or used as energy) when you are in a generous deficit. If one is not in a deficit it will redeposit as adipose again.
Many have had success with chest fat and the two Avant products I mentioned. Those products contain Yohimbine which is administered locally, yet it does work to it's best potential when you keep insulin levels low - or low carb - as insulin blunts Yohimbine's ability to do what it does.
03-06-2009, 05:48 PM
03-06-2009, 06:07 PM
Although Napalm is excellent, it tends to attach predominantly VAT. My understanding is that VAT is predominantly localized to the midsection, hips and ass.
I believe chest fat would consist predominantly of SAT. Although Napalm is effective at reducing SAT I believe that its actives tend to sway at least 50/50 VAT/SAT if not more so toward VAT. Where as Lipoderm-Y and Lipoderm-Ultra actives are more suited to primarily attack SAT.
03-06-2009, 06:14 PM
03-06-2009, 06:24 PM
You're not being prick-ish.
I am not expert - lets get that out of the way.
I do agree with you in that regard, as I also do see a difference (anecdotally) with different types of reps/weight/intensity routines in there effects on muscle density, hardening - or sculpting - if you will. Yet I believe, and you may agree, that without a "leaner" body composition, those muscle characteristics may not be evident.
Is there a correlation - dunno. Are they complementary - I think so.
Again - not an expert
03-06-2009, 06:29 PM
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