Lower pec training
- 05-23-2008, 01:28 AM
Lower pec training
What kind of lifts do you guys do to hit your lower pecs?
I recently changed it up for dips to decline bench to now decline flys/decline dumbells, decline push ups. I really try to keep my body symetrical and hit all of the parts of each muscle, so middle, upper & lower for chest. My chest has come a long way recently and has a pretty good lower chest cut, but it would always be improved, just curious on your guys ideas and lifts for the lower pecs and your beliefs on it. I've had some people tell me not to do anything decline & I don't need to get the nice lower cut and others that swear by it.
- 05-23-2008, 05:19 AM
I'm not a fan of specialization. I beleive if you are training correctly, something like heavy benchh will hit all sides of the muscle.
My feelings aside, declines supposedly target your 'lower pec' so stick with those for a while.
- 05-23-2008, 08:01 AM
dips r as good as it gets
05-23-2008, 10:01 AM
Mine have always lagged but they've gotten a bit more *oomph* since incorporating dips/weighted dips.
05-23-2008, 04:30 PM
I'm with shadow and piston on this one. Eversince I started doing gironda weighted dips, my chest has grown and inch and it's starting to shape my lower pec nicely.
05-24-2008, 01:32 AM
ya i love the dips, the only reason i got away from them is because i felt like my tris and shoulders were still being worked too much from the weight.
I lean forward as much as possible and my chest gets most of the work, but when u have a lot of weight hanging the other muscles are going to get some major stress too. I thought they would make my tris or shoulders recover slower or be weaker for future workouts since they need to rest, but ill probably start with dips again.
how kind of reps/sets & technique do you guys usually do for dips? heavy weighted ones? really slow ones?
05-29-2008, 04:29 PM
I wouldn't work your lower pecs anywhere near as much as upper. Make sure the upper pecs are always dominant....looks better
Dips/Weighted Dips are king though...
05-29-2008, 06:58 PM
05-29-2008, 08:33 PM
I don't know what you mean by supposedly.Do only dec and your lower chest will get sore.Do only inc and your upper chest will get sore.If flat bench were all it took to get a full rounded chest,then thats what BB'rs would be doing.
And gironda dips kick ass ptdanny!!!!
05-30-2008, 07:00 AM
05-30-2008, 02:43 PM
05-30-2008, 04:48 PM
I only do incline db press and weighted gironda dips but train them HST style. I'm been getting pretty good results this way eventhough I was sceptical at first. I was used to training chest twice a week with little results.
05-31-2008, 12:26 PM
I like to keep it simple. I've always read 'different heads of delts' articles in M&F, and all that. Personally I just lift as heavy as I can and my body grows by itself. lol.
I suppose if I was trying to build a competition body, I would put more time into specification exercises for upper chest, tricep heads, delts, etc.
But my goal right now is to become strong and big, therefor I lift more like a powerlifter (albeit without the numbers), focusing on stuff like weighted dips, bench, squat, deads, rows, overhead press.
I've seen really skinny guys complain about 'tricep head' and 'rear delt', and do all these funny grips and variations of isolations... When in fact they should just go out and deadlift all day ... they'd be much happier with overall progress. Just my 02
05-31-2008, 09:49 PM
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