View Full Version : Need Upper Chest Advice

02-08-2005, 07:04 PM
Hi - I just joined this forum - great place.

I am 47 years old. Started working out for football in High school and college. I always just did the basic exercises and never got too sophisticated. I was wondering how a person works out the upper middle chest just below the neck and above the middle of pecs. I always did inclines - is there something else to do? I have not worked out for 3 years and want to start again. This pic is from today, so I will get some better definition in a few months.

Also...I never did any ab work specifically. Is 47 too late to work on these?

Thanks much!

02-08-2005, 07:34 PM

Do a search on this.

02-08-2005, 07:36 PM
Also...I never did any ab work specifically. Is 47 too late to work on these?

No, it isn't.

Not too sound like an infomercial- you may not have incredible genes or a metabolism conducive to being absolutely ripped, but with a good diet and dedication you can easily get a decent amount of abdominal definition at any age, within reason (I wouldn't, for example, insure good results for a ninety four year old geriatric). You're not even fifty, don't begin to count yourself out.

02-10-2005, 05:41 PM
Thanks! Working to be ab-fab right now...< plays Rocky theme >

02-10-2005, 06:00 PM
Just this once i'm going to pretend that you didn't mention upper chest without searching first =). I'll even help you out:


02-10-2005, 06:34 PM
Good luck with your workouts. I'm 47 as well and I'm looking forward to know your progress. Keep good notes. :)

02-10-2005, 07:23 PM
I'm 47 as well. As was mentioned above, work the chest and let your natural genetics fill in the chest. You won't be able to specifically work the upper or lower chest, it will fill in though.

Good luck with it.

02-10-2005, 09:26 PM
Great stuff..thanks for replies. Thanks for links Chris Russow..I read all of them and especially liked the fifth one. I'll surely do more searches.
I see I have been wrong to suppose any one exercise would shape-up the upper midline in a specifically focused way. I've done all the exercises commonly suggested for such a benefit and never felt they were working as I thought they might - now I know why. Plus, I think my genetics are just baically lagging in that area to start off with (trapps too). I've picked-up a lot reading here and thanks to all.

02-10-2005, 09:32 PM
Good attitude! If you keep it and apply that to your diet and training you will go far. My dad is 57 and just started lifting weights again after taking over 30 years off. At 47 I see no reason why you cannot completely change your body.

02-11-2005, 07:09 AM
if you need motivation check out stallone, he's 50 something and ripped like a mofo.

02-11-2005, 01:31 PM
for 47 i think you look damn good especially for not lifting in years, but i did always hear when your older you get gains faster and keep em longer....or something like that, but maybe that only applys in your 30s, anywho, gl adn im sure with some hard work you can look great

02-12-2005, 01:30 AM
Thanks for replies. How about that Stallone? I know he buffed-up real well over time. But I'll remember him most for having a pregnant wife and only 130 bucks in the bank. Sat down and wrote "Rocky" in 6 weeks - then turned down 300,000 grand when the studio wanted somebody else to star in the film. Guy has balls like a brass monkey.

Best wishes to your Dad CR. I think weights are one of the better things to do
after 50 and am sure Dad will get great benefits. Just yesterday I saw a guy in another forum who is 63 yrs old who is in better shape than I've ever been in. I read his training website and realized how ignorant I have been to many things. Nice to see such new possiblities.

Thanks emjlr3..one thing I do know is that after working out enough over a period of time things do indeed come back rather miraculously. From 28 - 37 I did nothing. Got sick with that lyme disease we have here in the East and spent five years straight on antibiotics. I crawled to gym 30 lbs too heavy and forced training. I was shocked to see how much came back and how fast. At 38 I was in better condition that at 22. I burned out by 43 though. In the last few days I have realized why from reading these forums. I have some new insights now. Thanks again all.