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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-05-2002, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Need help targeting a few specific areas, look inside...

Ok pros..

What can I do to get that 'jagged line' between my pecs?

I just started (yesterday) doing close grip bench press, as well as a dumbell press where I keep the weights together the whole time.

I am sore in that area today, are these good excercises to get that area cut?
What other excercises work well for this?

And, the other area is the muscle that is right about where your pants would sit on your waste, I guess your 'love handle' area.

What's the best excercise for this? Yesterday I tried doing a situp type excersice, but I was on my side. I'm not sure what you would call it.
I did it on an inclined bench with a place to stick your feet under, and I laid on my side, and did a sideways situp...

I dont really feel anything today...so, what else can I do to work my 'love handle' area? Or whatever you call that muscle on your waist?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-05-2002, 06:40 PM
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Originally posted by ShawnQ What can I do to get that 'jagged line' between my pecs?

I just started (yesterday) doing close grip bench press, as well as a dumbell press where I keep the weights together the whole time.

I am sore in that area today, are these good excercises to get that area cut?
What other excercises work well for this?
Using dumbells on the incline, decline, and flat benches are a good way to get a nice stretch on that part of the pec. I believe, however, that the line you are referring to will eventually come from more growth and a bit less bodyfat to show off the underlying muscles.

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And, the other area is the muscle that is right about where your pants would sit on your waste, I guess your 'love handle' area.

What's the best excercise for this? Yesterday I tried doing a situp type excersice, but I was on my side. I'm not sure what you would call it.
I did it on an inclined bench with a place to stick your feet under, and I laid on my side, and did a sideways situp...

I dont really feel anything today...so, what else can I do to work my 'love handle' area? Or whatever you call that muscle on your waist?
You should strengthen the muscles of the torso as it will help over all stability as well as helping to prevent injury, but the only way to get rid of "love handles" is through a strict diet and cardio to rid your body of excess fat. I'm the perfect example. I've been lifting for several years and do various exercises to strengthen my mid-section. I've got decent musculature on my frame, but until this most recent diet, I've had to deal with those infernal love handles (they are almost gone, woo hoo!). Find a little patience, watch what you eat, and melt those things away.

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Playahata, the info on the pecs was great, very understandable...

But, I think you misunderstood me about the 'love handles'...

I'm referring to the muscle that is by the love handle, not the handles themselves...I found out today at the gym that they are called obliques (I knew this, just couldn't remember it..)....

What's the best way to work these?

Also, what area does an incline press target? Upper chest?

And a decline? Lower Chest?

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I think you misunderstood me about the 'love handles'...

I'm referring to the muscle that is by the love handle, not the handles themselves...I found out today at the gym that they are called obliques (I knew this, just couldn't remember it..)....

What's the best way to work these?
The obliques are no where near where "love handles" would be, they are across the rib cage, beside the abs, and stabilize the upper torso. Supinating crunches (eldow up to opposing knee) would be best to target them, but they are involved in a myriad of upper body exercises.

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Also, what area does an incline press target? Upper chest?

And a decline? Lower Chest?
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