Posted On:5/09/2003 5:00pm
Style: Aikido and Judo
Just wondered if any of you knew any good exercises for the chest muscles? Are there are any that I can do with bar bells?
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Posted On:5/09/2003 5:30pm
Style: 10th Planet JJ
This is the single best way to work the pecs.
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Posted On:5/09/2003 5:36pm
Style: Electricity, Speed
Flyes. Push-ups. Dips from a forward-leaning position. Inclined bench presses, or inclined flyes.
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Posted On:5/09/2003 5:42pm
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Posted On:5/09/2003 5:43pm
Style: Muay Thai & BJJ
Push ups, incline and decline, and Hindu Pushups.
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Posted On:5/09/2003 7:01pm
I got no freaking idea how to do hindu pushups...
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Posted On:5/09/2003 7:10pm
I'm having trouble with my chest, as well.
I work out an apartment gym, so the machines are kind of limited. I do the incline press (both wide and narrow grip) and the butterfly machine - 4 sets of each exercise.
I still don't feel like I'm really hitting my chest, though. I mean, I don't get that nice sore, pumped feeling that I should have. When I do the press, I seem to feel it more in my triceps than my chest. When I do the butterflies, I can do several reps, but then I tend to "cheat" by using my arms too much... even when I try not to. I don't know if I should go with more weight, less weight, or what.
Maybe I should start doing pushups. Is a wide base best for the chest? My friend also has some "handle bars" that are used for pushups. The raise you about a foot off the floor so you can get a good stretch on the way down.
Boyd, you mentioned dips from a forward leaning position. Can you elaborate? Is your body leaning up or down? Are you inverted?
BTW, "regular" dips kick ass on triceps. They can hurt like a mo' fo', too. :)
Posted On:5/09/2003 7:11pm
Style: mma, TAKEDOWNS
dips, incline bench and butterfly
Posted On:5/09/2003 7:23pm
Rashimon: I have exactly the same problem with my triceps picking up most of the work when i do bench presses. There'a a good way around that problem, and a pretty simple one. What you need to do, is tire out your tricpes before you press. This will dramaticly decrease your weights, but will place all of the strain on your pecs.
Pushups won't help at all if you're trying to build muscle. They do wonders for endurance though.
Posted On:5/09/2003 7:25pm
If you want to build muscle mass, I would cut out butterfly completely, at least for a while, and concentrate on bench pressing. Butterfly is an isolation excersize, and is good for tone, but not for putting on weight.
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