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    cant define my chest

    I have been doing flat bench, incline dumbell press, push ups and decline bench 1 to 2 times a week. My chest is still just flat with no definition. Flat bench I start with 110lbs and go up to 140lbs 6 to 8 reps. When using dumbells about 35lbs each arm. I know this isn't a lot but after months I would think I would see something. I don't have any lines that typicaly define a mans chest. Any advice?

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    Try doing a structured routine that works your entire body. Only doing bench makes your progress very slow because you need to really stimulate your central nervous system to get a good response for building muscle. I recommend Starting Strength or HCT-12 (HCT-12 can be found on this website). You'll gain muscle much faster and your chest will get more defined, as well as everything else.

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    Double your bench max and see what happens.
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    I'll echo the other guys. I had no chest until I started HCT-12. Now I'm pretty proud of it, can see my chest through any of my T-shirts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GazzyG View Post
    I'll echo the other guys. I had no chest until I started HCT-12. Now I'm pretty proud of it, can see my chest through any of my T-shirts.
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    What are your size stats? Bodyfat?
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    At those weights you are not going to define much. I don't mean that as an insult, we all start somewhere. But definition is a function of diet. You have to have some muscle to actually define (you probably don't have much of that right now) and you have to have low enough body fat so it doesn't cover your muscle. So you can either diet down big time and have a small but defined chest, or you can work on increasing your chest size by lifting progressively heavier weights.

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    You just don't have enough muscle yet...a guy benching up to 140 will not have a chest that shows. Just be patient and keep adding weight to the bar, it will come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Double your bench max and see what happens.
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    Does anyone have a link to the hct-12 workout routine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatfield View Post
    Does anyone have a link to the hct-12 workout routine?
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    Sounds kind of conflicting. You want a bigger, defined chest all at once. You'll need to eat an excess of Calories while you gain weight/muscle which will mean you gain some fat along with it. You'd be bigger but somewhat blurry. At some point, you'll restrict Calories to reduce bodyfat (hence define your mucles).

    Its a 2 part strategy. But like others have said, you're by far too weak to have any complaints about development yet. It sounds like your 2 big issues are going to be strength and diet.
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