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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-05-2005, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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Chest exercise

What's everyone doing for your chest workouts? I generally do butterflys, flat bench, incline bench and decline bench but I can't really do ALL of those with the weights I'd like(in one session) because of muscle fatige. Is it beneficial to do incline/decline bench on a regular basis? My schedule is Day 1- Upper, Day 2-cardio, Day 3- Lower, then repeat. I want to build my chest a little.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-05-2005, 03:49 PM
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I normally do flat barbell bench, dumbell inclines, and flies (upper and lower). Lately I have been doing incline with the bar just for a change. I occassionally do declines, but not often. Just rotate between them, constantly changing it up.

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Just spread it out more. Workout 4 or 5 times a week instead of 3. You'll have more time that way. If I tried to work my whole upper body in one day my workout would be 5 hours long.

Just split it up. For an example I do Chest/Tri's on Mon., Back/Bi's on Tues., Calves/Forearms/Abs on Wed., Cardio/Rest on Thursday, and Shoulders/Legs on Fri.

Be sure to switch it up. I switch my split up at least every month.

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I do flat, incline, decline, and flies. For a good change, try changing your grip from wide to narrow.
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Just scroll down to the chest section.
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IMO if you are just lifting to stay in shape.. or get a little bit of muscle.. 3 days a week is fine.. everyone is on the 4 day a week band wagon with realising that you only really need to do that if you are lifting or large muscle growth. i lifted for 3 days a week for my first year of lifting, all the way up to benching 315x5ish before i started going 4 days a week.

As for chest.. i do flat bench, incline dumbells, Decline hammer strength.. and then either cables or pec dec.. if you do enough volume and intensity.. that is more then enough.

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