Chest development for tall guys

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  1. HalfPastGone

    HalfPastGone OT Supporter

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    I'm 6'8 and ~245lbs. and am having difficulty developing my chest.

    Bench: 270
    Squat: 350

    one of my friends said that while doing flat bench DB press to go as far down as you can.. and i have just been going 90 degrees. Also he said while doing barbell bench to use a wider grip (here i just go 90 degrees like a goal post). how much does this make a difference in developing your chest?
     
  2. T-R-T

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    you don't touch your chest on bb bench?
     
  3. Oh its me 20

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    I was always under the impression that its harder for taller guys to develop their chest in comparison to shorter guys because of the amount of space the muscle covers, and the fact that their arms are longer.
     
  4. HalfPastGone

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    i go an in or two above.
     
  5. React

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    Touch Chest and think about using your chest to push the weight up instead of your arms/tris
     
  6. HalfPastGone

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    sometimes i feel i'm using my shoulders too much. but my chest has been getting progressively stronger... just not much development.
     
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    only thing that is hard with longer limbed individuals is the upper half of the movement because our tris tend to give out because the ROM is so large. I don't think that being taller indicates its harder to develop your chest.
     
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    Lower the weight and get the reps (10-12) and hit lower reps 6-8 every so often. I'd watch some instructional videos online from Milos Sarcev.. those really helped my chest development.
     
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    do you just do flat bench?
     
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    Are we talking develop as in build muscle, or develop as in lose fat?

    If we are talking about building musle then I would think that its harder for a taller guy to look as developed as someone shorter because the taller guy has a larger chest muscle. To give the same definition of a shorter guy he would need to have more muscle to cover the area.

    If we are talking about develop in the sense that he wants to be cut, then that is really an issue of losing bf.
     
  11. HalfPastGone

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    i never do less than 8 reps

    my 1 rep MAX is 270.. i usually stay around 235 for 10-12
     
  12. HalfPastGone

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    no.. for incline and flat ill do:

    flat db, incline bb

    next chest day...

    flat bb, incline db

    and rotate
     
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    im not as tall, bout 6'3, but i do have very long arms.. and i sort of have the same prob, my chest is definately behind everything else, i do inclines, declines, flat bench presses, chest press and flys, the muscles themselves are pretty strong, they just take up 3/5ths of my entire torso haha.. ive recently been killing them more frequently to see if they will adapt in size
     
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    get bigger, get stronger, worry about chest later
     
  15. Skeletor

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    he's alerady 245... maybe he doesn't want to be 300lbs so what's wrong with having a proportional chest to the rest of his body at his current weight?
     
  16. Skeletor

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    I didn't say he's huge... it's possible to have a proportional chest without being Ronnie Coleman fellas, incase you haven't realized.
     
  17. Pringles

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    all I can say is I feel ya. I'm 6'4" and weight 195. Currently bulking, but every time I look in the mirror it aways seems flat in the chest area.
     
  18. Skeletor

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    at least you don't have manboobs bro.
     
  19. GTLifter

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    he's 6'8"! if I wants to look "muscular" he's going to have to put some weight on
     
  20. HalfPastGone

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    i want to be about 250 with 4% less bf than i am now (i think i'm around 13%)
     
  21. HalfPastGone

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    :werd: i play beach volleyball so i don't want to be muscle bound.
     
  22. HalfPastGone

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    no one really answered my original questions directly.

    does a wider than 90 degree grip really make a difference? and with dumbbells, should i go down past 90 degrees?
     
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    I have no fucking idea what you're asking, how do you grip the bar at 90deg?
     
  24. Mitchj

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    thats every muscle basically
     
  25. Pringles

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    if it doesnt hurt your shoulders yes you should go past 90 with DBs. Its a greater ROM and develops more muscle.

    I dont understand the 90 degree grip? Grip is normally discussed with which finger you have touching the ring.
     
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