Lower chest issue. I have none
- 04-22-2009, 12:23 AM
Lower chest issue. I have none
I seem to be having some trouble developing my lower chest. I have no chest muscle below the nipple. The rest of my chest has developed fine, and I've always had a nice cut on the inside of the chest, it's just the lower portion that I can't seem to target. Last chest day I did Decline dumbbells, decline flyes, incline bench, and some wide forward dips in that order. All of my chest is sore except for the lower part and I don't know why. I just can't seem to hit it. I need some recommendations.
- 04-22-2009, 10:30 AM
04-22-2009, 10:41 AM
04-22-2009, 10:42 AM
I had the same problem
I did flat, incline, decline, flys with a slight under turn, and dips in that order- seemed to help me. Everybody is different though
04-22-2009, 10:54 AM
04-22-2009, 07:34 PM
04-22-2009, 07:35 PM
04-23-2009, 10:23 AM
04-23-2009, 01:23 PM
04-30-2009, 01:26 PM
What's up man, Im glad to see you are still pumping hard. Pullovers and decline benchpress exercises are helping me a lot on developing my lower chest, dips are also a good way to ass mass in that area. By the way(don't mean to highjack your thread) how did your cycle go? What kind of gains did you experience? later.
04-30-2009, 03:10 PM
Hey, I thought of another thing to add.
High pull cable flys.
Set the cables up high (above head level), take a step forward and lean forward just enough to keep your balance. With your arms pretty much straight (just shy of lockout), flex your chest and bring your hands together in front of you down to about waist level. When you have your hands together, pause and keep your chest flexed for a second or two before returning them to the out-stretch position.
I do a variation of this to hit all angles of chest. I set up a incline bench set to 90 degrees straight up in front of the cables. I start with the cables at the lowest setting. sit in the bench and do a set of 10 reps, get up and move the cables two notches up, do another set of 10, and repeat until they are all the way up...now move back down. Works the entire chest. I love this...only do it about once a month though, as it really taxes the chest.
04-30-2009, 06:53 PM
04-30-2009, 10:24 PM
04-30-2009, 10:27 PM
I'm definitely going to give that try. I've never really done a whole lot of cable flys before. I've been doing dips though like you said and they seem to be helping a lot. I'm also trying to cut some fat right now, so with the dips and dieting I'm starting to see the lower chest come out for the first time. Thanks again for the advice man.
04-30-2009, 10:28 PM
Dumbbell pullovers may help you a lot in building this part of your body. They activate the pec minor which is usually neglected by training if i remember correctly. Just make sure to use good form or else you can easily turn it into a tricep move.
05-01-2009, 10:18 AM
06-04-2009, 10:44 PM
My chest has been starting to catch up a lot lately. I've been doing dips every week, which is really making a difference. I also have corrected my bench for a bit. I had my elbows flared out a bit too much before and was using too much of the shoulders.
06-05-2009, 11:32 AM
Keep at it. Also, on decline work, make sure you don't flare your lats out wide where they are helping in the lift. They might move a little, but don't use so much weight it takes everything to keep it from crushing your neck. Find that balance where most of work is done with chest. It sounds like you've done some corrections that are working for you.
06-05-2009, 01:19 PM
I've always had the opposite problem, too much lower chest and not enough upper. My lower chest got big from weighted dips (leaning far forward) and decline with barbell and dumbells. Did about 4 sets of each at 8-10 reps.
06-05-2009, 02:34 PM
06-05-2009, 04:32 PM
Yeah for football I wouldn't think it would be too important, but as far as bbing goes a well developed chest is gold. Just be sure to hit it from all angles. I just started a new routine, seems to be working, but I grab a set of dumbells and lift them incline, flat, then decline with 1 minute rest in between each set. Then I'll drop weight and do it again for 3 or 4 more rounds. I make sure I get a set of slow reps, too, with 4 seconds up and 4 seconds down.
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