Chest Isolations

  1. Chest Isolations


    When I try to isolate my chest, I do not feel the pectoral muscles working
    Any tips?

    I can get a very big chest pump through the following type of training. So I can get a great pump:

    Machine chest press - ramp up in 8s
    Low incline bench - ramp up in 8s

    But then I try to isolate the chest through flies and I don't feel it working and lose the pump. I feel like I'm missing out on some gains due to not being able to correctly work the muscle and get it to contract as hard as possible
    I am a carnivore (diet based exclusively on meat)- Here is my diet and training log
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/303950-im-carnivore.html


  2. 1 arm cable flys. Set the handle just below the shoulder and reach all the way across to the other side for stability. Then pull the humorous across your body with your pinky finishing upward. Squeeze for 2-3secs and slowly return. By slow I mean 2 secs. I love these personally and can watch the fibers construct and stretch on the return. Iím not lean at all so I know anyone can do it.
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  3. Use those exercises you can feel, do a bunch of extra work to induce soreness. The next couple days, try out different exercises. It can be a lot easier to get the feel while you have some soreness.

  4. Iím onto week6 of John meadows gamma bomb.


    And last weekend for the pump day workout he started off chest with twist presses.


    Iíve never done them before or even heard of them, but when done they really fire up the pecs and you get such a great squeeze and mind/muscle connection


    https://youtu.be/a4LNK8W_9-g

  5. Cable flyes sitting on a bench with a med incline (handles on the low cross over setting obviously) really help me with this.

    Recently started using it as a pre fatigue before flat bench which has been good.
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  7. I really feel the pec deck, but when I set up, I make sure I retract my shoulder blades and push my chest out. I have a slight bend in the elbows, but not too much and I squeeze at the top. I will also tuck my chin into my chest and at the peak contraction, I feel the chest contract against my chin. I see people using a lot of weight, bending the hell out of their elbows and using their arms. Light weight, just think of your arms as hooks.
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  8. Quote Originally Posted by AntM1564 View Post
    I really feel the pec deck, but when I set up, I make sure I retract my shoulder blades and push my chest out. I have a slight bend in the elbows, but not too much and I squeeze at the top. I will also tuck my chin into my chest and at the peak contraction, I feel the chest contract against my chin. I see people using a lot of weight, bending the hell out of their elbows and using their arms. Light weight, just think of your arms as hooks.
    I agree about dropping the weight
    I feel benching hits me harder doing 205-225 rather than 275
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  9. Thanks everyone, I have a lot of different things to try next chest session. I have a feeling that those twist presses will work well, as just mimicking the movement without anything in my hands really allows me to flex my chest!

    I'll post again after my next chest session this week with what I found worked well out of all your suggestions. Thanks again
    I am a carnivore (diet based exclusively on meat)- Here is my diet and training log
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/303950-im-carnivore.html

  10. Dumbell pullovers also hit the chest incredibly hard.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by ericos_bob View Post
    Dumbell pullovers also hit the chest incredibly hard.
    That’s defineitely an exercise that’s very personal. For me, I don’t feel these in my chest one iota and usually only end up with triceps or lat soreness. Never chest
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  12. IMHO the best isolation for chest. Make sure to cross both breasts on the top movement, that is the benefit of the exercise.
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  13. So I did those twist presses today and it completely toasted my pecs. It was easy to feel the chest after doing these!
    I am a carnivore (diet based exclusively on meat)- Here is my diet and training log
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/303950-im-carnivore.html

  14. Quote Originally Posted by AlexPowell View Post
    So I did those twist presses today and it completely toasted my pecs. It was easy to feel the chest after doing these!
    I love them now, and always start with them to warm up.
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