Chest workout never feel it.. v. 1mo in...

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  1. dj_madness

    dj_madness New Member

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    Hey guys..

    Been working out seriously for one month,
    but during/following chest day..

    I am never sour in chest area and never feel it..

    I do
    Flat Barbell
    Dumbbell Incline
    Dips
    occasional Flies..

    I started searching on it, and it might be because i have weak shoulders or something else..
     
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    if you want to feel it then do more reps.. though feeling it doesn't necessarily mean more progress
     
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    Are you increasing the weight on the bar? If so, it doesn't matter whether you feel it or not.
     
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    dj_madness New Member

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    slightly.. i have shoulder grinding when benching around 100lbs.. (not a big guy)
    It hasnt really changed in a month for the bench press..

    incline dumbbell went up 10lbs.. slight easily

    i was trying to focus on chest today by sticking elbows out instead of in.
     
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    Just read a lot more. Up the weights lower the reps...being sore !=chest progress.
     
  6. valvefloat

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    how about going slow and squeezing your pecks.
     
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    when benching, make sure you're going all the way down until it touches your chest. the only part of the movement that actually activates the pecs is when your shoulders are moving. the rest of the lift is mostly tricep
     
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    try this
     
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    Throw some dumbell flies in there. Obviously incline works the upper, flat works the middle, decline works the lower. Use a weight you can manage, go slow, and stretch it out.

    4 sets, 8 reps, concentrate on form and squeezing at the top and you'll feel it.
     
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    yeah i have been doing this with 135 lbs on the flat and incline, man its hurtz.
     
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    THanks guys..

    I always take my time in the gym, i did all my reps slow and concentrating on squeezing yesterday.. just like that milos video..
    and I do feel it today.. mostly outer pecs..

    flies are for inner right?

    sounds good..
    thanks
     
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    you'll have to learn how to lift to target the pecs, on the bench start your descent, you should be fairly wide gripped with your elbows flared out some, when you come back off of your chest, squeeze your pecs and then start lifting it back up, that will cue you as to how to use more of your chest for the lift and you'll be able to start using your regular weight again
     
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