My chest/tris NEVER get any stronger... :wtc:

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  1. Bush77

    Bush77 New Member

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    Literally since january i've been benching the same amount. I'll do a warm up set, then 135lb x 3 sets on the flat bench. The number of reps varies, some days i'll do 10 reps/set. others i can't throw up 6 on my second set:o. The inconsistancies are ridiculous... it's really starting to piss me off.

    I do a 5 day split so only do chest/tris once a week.

    On chest days i do:
    Flat Bench
    Incline bench (sometimes)
    Tricep extensions / skull crushers / kickbacks
    DB flies
    Cable Crossovers....

    i do so much shit and hardly feel it the next day. :rant:

    so i guess my question is... What the hell am i doing wrong?!
     
  2. JP®

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    Do chest alone, and take a day off afterwards.
     
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    what exercises should i do that i'm missing?
     
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    I think you have too many.
     
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    don't be a pussy

    train harder
     
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    Drop the Tricep Extentions and Kickbacks for Weighted Dips and Close-grip Bench.

    Drop Cable Crossovers for DB Incline.
     
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    I'm too heavy to do dips properly. I'm about 195lb and can do maybe 4 dips without stopping. Yea i've been getting back into doing incline DP... i dropped it for about 6 months due to one really bad experience...

    "don't be a pussy

    train harder"

    I go until failure on almost all my sets :hs:
     
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    Are you eating/sleeping enough?
     
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    sleeping - definitely it's summer :) haha

    eating - yea i get a lot of protein, drink a lot of water.
     
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    TheMustafa hook 'em

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    you should be getting 1.5g/lb protein in your diet.

    have a protein shake pre-workout, protein/carb shake post-workout

    creatine.
     
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    Its not just about protein, are you getting enough calories?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    get a new routine
     
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    recommend one
     
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    shastaisforwinners OT Supporter

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    eat more
    work chest 2x a week (use appropriate volume though)
    work on form
    have someone spot you and do 145 or 155
     
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    :rofl: Well I guess that should cover it :rofl:
     
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    Intellex Dogs love me cause I'm crazy sniffable OT Supporter

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    Weighted Dips


    Best gains on me IMHO
     
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    milani "The best activities for your health are pumping a

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    qft

    Nothing gets more sore more than weighting down dips.
     
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    ACslater Good ol F&N

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    My bench has gone from 185 for 6-8 reps to 235 for 5 reps in a month and a half on Christophers routine. It works! Your chest and tri's will get stronger if you do the routine and eat, especially post workout.
     
  23. Ivandrago

    Ivandrago I must break you.

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    195 is nothing. i'm 5'8 1/4, 189/190 lbs, and I can do 4 sets of dips between 10-12 reps.
    On a side note, what happened during the "bad experience"?
     
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    y0gfx BURAAAJYANAII!!!

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    Squat harder. Your numbers will go up.

    Edit: Pick a low number (40 lb under your max.) Start at that and then go up 10 lb every workout. OOh try negatives. I don't know...Keep pushing yourself to lift heavier and um take some animal pak.
     
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    fart bubble Don't push your politics on me, pal!

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    Negatives are great for increasing any sort of weight you're pushing'
     
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