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Chest Programme

Postby Pingu on Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:55 pm

Need some advice please guys.

Due to the times that I train, unfortunately I can't do both DB Press & Flyes on Chest days as I can't monopolise all the DBs I use for my decreasing rep/increasing weight method.

So. Today I tried the Cable Crossover as I always used to do it and liked it. OMG. Hated it! After the DB press and flyes this just didn't feel like it was working anything right at all. Not happy.

What do I do?

1. Continue doing both DB Press & Flyes but do it at, say, sets of 8R throughout so am only using one/two sets of DBs?

OR

2. Find another exercise...one DB and one other? Perhaps lowering myself to using a machine for one?! :o Say seated chest press, bench on smith...

(I usually do Push Ups and Dips as well on this day)

Thank you in advance.
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Re: Chest Programme

Postby SCOTT GALTON on Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:57 pm

can you use a bar?
If not i find incline smith press very effective as you know your not getting squashed if it goes wrong
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Re: Chest Programme

Postby Pingu on Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:59 pm

Can't do bench without a smith because of being on my own. That sounds like a good option with the Smith Scott... thank you!
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Re: Chest Programme

Postby health4ni on Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:03 pm

time for a change I think.

stop doing descending weights and increasing weight, and stick with the same DBs for prescribed reps with a decent tempo.

8-12 reps of 31X0 ;)
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Re: Chest Programme

Postby Pingu on Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:06 pm

Also sounds like a plan! I can also apply that to anything just in case the selfish bastards have nicked all of the DBs I want which does happen!

Do you reckon it's time to do that across the board not just for this instance?
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Re: Chest Programme

Postby health4ni on Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:25 pm

change is good. Maybe try it for just this exercise and see how you feel.
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Re: Chest Programme

Postby cleaver on Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:44 pm

Maybe you should post some chest pics. It might help the guys come up with a program. :twisted:
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Re: Chest Programme

Postby kp1512 on Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:48 pm

you mean to tell me you lay out all the dumbells in front of you and hog them?

That is sinbin territory! Thats almost as bad as me doing cheat curls in the squat rack!
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Re: Chest Programme

Postby Pingu on Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:53 am

cleaver wrote:Maybe you should post some chest pics. It might help the guys come up with a program. :twisted:


Perv! :lol: Only one chest programme would work for mine. Silicone :roll:

kp1512 wrote:you mean to tell me you lay out all the dumbells in front of you and hog them?

That is sinbin territory! Thats almost as bad as me doing cheat curls in the squat rack!


That's what all the blokes do! They have 3 or 4 sets lined up in front of them!
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Re: Chest Programme

Postby Marks1972 on Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:11 am

Not sure if you can do them Pingu or even if it would give the effect youre after, but the best chest builder ive found is the close grip incline bench press.

Use a 45 deg bench, bring the bar all the way down to the chest and making sure you dont push towards your feet. I started doing them as a bench assist but the effect its having on my chest is more noticeable than anything else ive done.

The centre of my chest feels like its carved out of stone, sadly the outer part feels like its moulded from jelly :D
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Re: Chest Programme

Postby SCOTT GALTON on Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:22 am

Pingu wrote:
cleaver wrote:Maybe you should post some chest pics. It might help the guys come up with a program. :twisted:


Perv! :lol: Only one chest programme would work for mine. Silicone :roll:

kp1512 wrote:you mean to tell me you lay out all the dumbells in front of you and hog them?

That is sinbin territory! Thats almost as bad as me doing cheat curls in the squat rack!


That's what all the blokes do! They have 3 or 4 sets lined up in front of them!


that would piss me off big time. I would probably have to say some thing about that. In a polite manner of course
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Re: Chest Programme

Postby Pingu on Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:41 am

It pissed me off too. Which is why I played them at their game! But I don't like doing it so trying to find a way round things.
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Re: Chest Programme

Postby Shicky on Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:13 pm

Pingu wrote:That's what all the blokes do! They have 3 or 4 sets lined up in front of them!


My gym is massive and packed to the rafters with students and even we are less scummy than that!
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Re: Chest Programme

Postby Pingu on Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:19 pm

To be fair it's not all of them. A lot of great guys in there. But the few that aren't always seem to train when I do!
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