This is more of a poll question, but i would like to hear stories from the members here.
I have been lagging in my chest development, mainly due to genetics...I know i am not alone on this board.
I was wondering if anyone else on here had this problem, what they are doing to fix it, or what they did to fix and subsequently gain a chest all of us small chest guys would be jealous of?
And please dont answer eat more and lift heavier, I would like true stories from the people going through what im going through...
thanks, look forward to reading
I used to work out with a guy that had the same problem a year or so ago, hate to burst your bubble but he got through it by eating alot and lifting heavy.
my best friend had the same problem in high school and to tell you the truth he did it like :withstupi
I do that, and I know, it isnt bursting anything, I just would like to hear people with similar dispositions, and what they are doing, have done.
eat and lift more
6'1 - 195
Crossfit Total: Press: 135 - Squat: 315 - Deadlift: 365
Competition Lifts: Clean: 205 - Bench: 205
yeah eat more. no one suddenly wakes up one day and bench more. Did you think that there was some magic technique that you can follow without eating more and lifting heavier (naturally)? Frankly i would also like to know. =)
I never asked the question how to bench more, and if you can find where i said that please tell me, I asked it people have any lagging chest development.
My problem isnt in the amount i can bench, i do quite well for myself, maxing 315, and currently lifting 225 on my last set.
I was asking if other people had slow chest development as mine is.
Seems to be an area a lot of guys have trouble filling in. I think you're in good company with this one. It'll fill in, but it might not happen until the rest of you has.
What kind of build to you have, weight?
5'7" 163 lbs (was 140 lbs when i started last may 2004)
11 % BF
315 max is great for your weight how small could your chest be if your putting that up?
Kevin, compared to the rest of me, which is very developed its small... it has always been small, i just recently began to gain some size, but its unproprotional to the rest of the muscle on my body, it should be much bigger... probably genetics, but as someone above mentioned im stubborn and i refuse to give up
I've put on almost 40 lbs and Im only starting to see my chest fill out, it takes a long freaking time to get big pecs.
Alot of its genetics, my chest was one of the first things to fill out, that and my traps just grew very quickly.
thats exacly how i amAlot of its genetics, my chest was one of the first things to fill out, that and my traps just grew very quickly.
I'm in the same boat bBoy. My chest is slow as hell to grow...it is growing but compared to the rest of my gains it's lagging big time.
But I've already read about it too many times already ....I need more grub, more lifting, more time. I'm guessing it's genetics here too cuz the rest of me is gaining well. I dunno.
I found that I put the best gains on my chest (which had always lagged) when I did HST...
I think the trick is to experiment with different styles of lifting to see if a stubborn bodypart responds better... you could try PL style lifting, volume, etc.
CallahAn whats HST> high strength training?
and whats PL Style?
PL style = Powerlifting style. Powerlifters often do lots of single-rep max work, speed benching, and lots of assistance exercises to target triceps, lats, and chest muscles. They also do some board presses (one person holds a 2x4 board or two or three on your chest) which alters your range of motion, which especially helps with lockout strength.
Also, how much do you use dumbells? I found that I saw greater chest size gains by using DB's over using a barbell. May not work for everyone.
Finally, weighted dips. If you don't do them, then DO THEM. They are great for building your chest and triceps. Wide will work your chest more and narrow grip will work the tri's.
Last edited by Guido; 06-13-2005 at 03:33 PM.