Difficulty hitting Upper Chest
- 04-30-2018, 11:19 PM
- 05-05-2018, 06:12 AM
05-05-2018, 06:18 AM
One more thing you may want to try. Go through the motions contracting your chest infront of the mirror and take note when tension is greatest in your upper chest. This can really helps develop the mind muscle connection.
05-05-2018, 08:31 AM
05-05-2018, 12:12 PM
05-06-2018, 04:41 AM
The fact is the upper chest is slow to develop. Most could get away with doing only incline work. That slab you can place a beer can on isn't going to happen without a lot of upper chest training. Do only flat bench and you'll look like every other gym bro sporting a set of man boobs. It's very unlikely to have an underdeveloped lower chest.
05-08-2018, 12:07 PM
Same problem way back. Need to really feel that contraction where you want it. Try a standing underhand DB raise that crosses your body and use the other hand to feel the contraction in your chest. It's a forced contraction due to pushing your muscles inward but thats the feeling you want to try and feel doing other upper chest exercises. you wont get that full forced contraction with incline BB or even DB presses but you will start to make that muscle mind connection a little easier knowing what you want it to feel like doing those excercises. For incline BB trying to get that contraction will force you to make changes and/or correct your form to feel that similiar contraction. Like squeezing the shoulder blades together and arching your back a little.
Once i started doing this I realized I was going to heavy on my inclines and not focusing on the contractions. I dropped the weight to where it was comfortable and safe and was getting much better results in my upper chest workouts
05-08-2018, 12:21 PM
05-10-2018, 03:10 AM
Incline work. Keeping the scapula together
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05-10-2018, 04:23 PM
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