How to work the lower chest muscles?

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  1. Meat0r

    Meat0r New Member

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    Hello.

    I’m just wondering if anyone can tell me of some basic exercises, which I can do around the home, that will work my lower chest muscles. I’ve been doing push ups a lot recently and have noticed that, while my chest has strengthened, there has only been an increase in muscle along the upper part of my chest – yet there is nothing on the lower section.

    I know that sounds weird but that’s how it is. Consequently, I’m assuming that push ups only work the upper muscles, so I’m in need of an exercise to work my lower chest muscles.

    I don’t have any gym equipment at home and I can’t afford to register with a local gym right now so if there are any weights involved then I will have to use household substitutes :rofl:

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. lif

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    Good old benchpress has found to stimulate muscle growth in your lower pectorals just as much as the convential decline bench press (which has always been thought to hit the lower chest). So, just bench press and you'll be good in my opinion, theres a post in the archives on this study i believe
     
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    i really doubt theres anything you can do that will make a substantial difference in your lower chest. you need a gym pass
     
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    Two chairs make a good place for dips
     
  6. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    How the shit would you do dips on chairs without flipping them over.
     
  7. we have about 2-3 feet between our washer and dryer, we do dips there.
     
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    I have no problem with it. Then again the chairs I use are tall and I don't use the backrest. I use the seat and keep my legs in front of me so my body is making an 'L'
     
  9. yes
     
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