Okay, upper/lower/outer/inner chest etc

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  1. Marix

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    Whats the deal with this?

    On other weightlifting forums that I am a member of, I have always read that being able to target your upper/lower chest is a complete myth.

    Yet on this forum people are happy to say do incline for upper chest, decline for lower etc.

    Which is right?

    Even if the EMG studies have shown that decline recruits more lower chest muscle fibres, does this actually correspond to increased growth of that area? Wouldn't the hypertrophy occur over the whole length of the fibre?

    I do appreciate that incline would target your pectoralis minor more than flat bench, but I can't imagine it growing big enough to "fill out your upper chest."

    Obviously muscle shape is genetic and you can't change it. You certainly can't alter the insertion points and so the only option is to cause hypertrophy in certain areas of the fibre. Is it possible?
     
  2. Neo22

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    I think you worry too much and need to spend more time in the gym lifting. Stick with flat BB and various degrees of incline presses.
     
  3. MaineSucks

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    well put.
     
  4. Marix

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    You can tell all of that from my post?

    Seriously though, I just want to know an answer. Even anecdotal advice.. has incline improved your upper chest?
     
  5. AaronOC

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    incline will recruit more muscle fibers in your upper chest, decline will do the same for lower chest. There are not 2 chest muscles. I don't see why it's so difficult to understand
     
  6. Marix

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    thats why I fucking hate this forum. You ask a simple fucking question, and all of the dipshits give you answers to questions you NEVER FUCKING ASKED.
     
  8. MaineSucks

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    then stop fucking posting here
     
  9. MaineSucks

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    Marix... Neo gave you good advice, you just didn't like the way he worded it.

    Flat BB bench should be your bread and butter, its going to build the overall mass of your chest. after that, hit some incline and it will help your 'upper chest' because it brings in shoulder work. You'll "feel the burn" higher with incline.

    Flat bench also has been shown to be just as effective (if not more effective) then decline for you 'lower chest' development.

    95% of this forum doesnt need to worry about the little shit yet, they just need to worry about gaining overall mass. And genetics also plays a roll in your development - your upper chest might just genetically suck
     
  10. Abomb

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    k, no
     
  11. Phineas Q Stork

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    i think neo is correct
     
  12. Marix

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    Thanks for your response.

    I absolutely believe that the flat barbell bench (or dumbells if you can't facilitate heavy bb work) should be the staple of any routine geared towards chest development.

    I was just wondering about the factual accuracy of targetting certain parts of the chest for growth.
     
  13. Layne Staley

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    Why did it take until post 9 for someone to give a legitimate reply? :ugh:

    If you guys spent as much time in the gym as you spend being assholes, you be fucking animals.
     
  14. michael

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    neo > abomb and whoever else is posting retarded shit in this thread
     
  15. Jeg1983

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    neos response was fine he was just blunt with it
     
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  17. uf20wop

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    the second fucking reply was legitimate you jizz mitten

    maine just elaborated
     
  18. AaronOC

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    you are a fucking useless part of this forum
     
  19. Layne Staley

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    No, it didn't answer a single fucking question that he asked. Some people have a deeper need for understanding/explanation of things than others. The questions that he posed were well worded and it is obvious he put thought into the original post. I would understand being an asshole to someone who posted the following:
    "Hay, wuts the best way to make my chest grow lol."

    I appreciate people who pose good questions. Answering with "I think you worry too much and need to spend more time in the gym lifting. Stick with flat BB and various degrees of incline presses." is another way of saying "I don't know the answer to any of your questions, but here is what you should be doing."

    Cliffs: Suck my cock.
     
  20. BarbaraWaltersPegleg

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    I do all of it, Incline, Decline, Flat...
     
  21. Neo22

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    You misunderstood my post. People worrying about how to work this part of the pec and if this stimulates that part of the pec and omg if i dont this motion in particular are going to get nowhere. Weight training isn't about thinking, its about going in there and doing it. Making progression weekly. I have found the less posting and reading I do with half the dumb shit in here, the better I am at the gym and the less stress I have.
     
  22. Neo22

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    I wasn't pointing out you in particular. But most of the people that worry this much arn't going to progress at all. Myself included.
     
  23. michael

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  24. Abomb

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    hey fuck off, I was pointing out nobody was answering his question. surprise surprise. :ugh:
     
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    :werd:
     
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