Chest for tall crew

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  1. HalfPastGone

    HalfPastGone OT Supporter

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    I'm 6'8 and 240. My chest gains are lagging and am feeling like my shoulders are doing half the work. More so with BB bench than DB, but I feel like it would be the other way around. :dunno:

    I try really hard to mentally focus on using only my chest, but during the last sets/reps it's impossible.

    whatido? :o
     
  2. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    Switching to strictly db's for bench did great things for my chest improvement. When I first switched I would start out on incline and do only decline afterwards. Then I dropped decline and switched to flat after incline. I always did incline first and then flat db second.
     
  3. xSteveO

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    you're still just a twig at the height and weight. it's gonna take a hell of a chest to fill out your frame. keep on barbell benching, but stick to isolation exercises like db or machine flys and machine presses
     
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  5. HalfPastGone

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    what i've been doing lately:

    DB incline
    BB flat
    DB fly flat
    pushups

    next chest day:

    BB incline
    DB flat
    DB fly incline
    pushups

    REPEAT

    is the alternation between DB and BB a good thing or should i stick with one and switch after every 3-4 weeks or so?
     
  6. Layne Staley

    Layne Staley New Member

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    Just do whatever dude. Do one for a month and then switch up if you want. What are you currently benching? If you aren't barbell benching over 315 then don't worry about getting too fancy with your routines, seriously.
     
  7. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    i was going to ask something similair, im only 6'1 but im having a realy hard time getting over 185 up to 205..... maybe thats a bigger jump than i shouldve taken... (for sets)
     
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    How much do you weigh Yuppy?
     
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    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    205ish
     
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    less then you :mamoru:
     
  11. CPop

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    If you're feeling that your shoulders are doing all the work spend a little more time paying attention to your setup. Scapular retraction and a moderate tuck of the elbows will go a long way for you.

    IBCEAZESILVERBACKFLATPECPOWERLIFTERBADSHUGARTGOODNAFTABSFUNNYQUOTE
     
  12. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    explain plz....
     
  13. Ceaze

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    squeeze your shoulder blades together
     
  14. Layne Staley

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    Yeah, most people here have that going for them except when Thomor comes cruising by from time to time.
     
  15. Layne Staley

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    How long have you been lifting? If you haven't been lifting very long, then being able to do reps with your bodyweight is nothing to frown at, most of America can't do that.

    I work with a Scottish guy who played soccer in college and loves to go on and on about how fat and out of shape America is. This guy is one of my friends, but after he went on and on about this for 20 minutes the other day I stopped him and just asked him how much he weighed (205lbs) and could he bench his bodyweight. His answer was no, therefore I informed him that he was not a man and that I could bench his BW 20+ times. Then of course he called me fat, so I informed him that I could bench my bodyweight as well and it was the end of the conversation.

    Most guys walking around will struggle with 135lbs, so if you are training hard don't sell yourself short.
     
  16. HalfPastGone

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    i will be trying this, thanks.
     
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    :rofl: i'm not even close. i max 245. i'm a volleyball player so our training doesn't consist of low rep/high weight routines.

    i'm almost done with volley though so i'm going to start lifting harder.
     
  18. y1997

    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Makes one hell of a difference. My chest development and bench numbers were stuck until I started doing that. Been doing it for over a year and it feels much better on the shoulders as well.
     
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