I am 43, I have been working out since I was 15 and have had trouble developing my chest my whole life. I have tried every work out; mid range reps of 10-6, low reps of 2-6 and recently high reps of 10-16. I have even super setted my chest and once tri-set it; but nothing. I have done bench press, incline bench press, dumbbell presses, flyes cable cross overs and nothing.
A few years ago I discovered that I had a gap or valley in the middle of my left pec. It was noticeable only when I was working my chest and it was pumped. My left side has always been weaker than my right and I know I could do at least 2 or 3 reps more with my right if my left didnít hold me back. I went to the doctor to see what was up and he said at some point in my life I had ripped my left pec and it healed that way. He said surgery was no guarantee it would fix the problem. Recently I have been skeptical of this and have come to believe that my left pec is just congenitally smaller and slightly deformed causing it to be weaker and holding back over all progress of my right pec. I say this because I believe that ripping a muscle is a serious thing and I wouldíve been in extreme pain plus had a black and blue and I donít remember either.
Despite this, my max bench for 1 rep is 265 lbs. thatís when I was 26. Iím 43 now and I can max 1 rep at 235 lbs. I currently am doing a rep 4 sets of 6 and am stuck on 210 lbs. now for two weeks. If my left pec is congenitally smaller and slightly deformed is any work out going to help?