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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    flex your pecs

    real quik question to throw out there for someone who knows
    what is a more effective way to increase chest size..........

    bench press or db press?
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    Both. Keep mixing it up, each add something different to the size and shape of the pecks. Just be sure to go heavy and EAT!
    the only things holding you back are the limitations in your mind, not your body.

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    I agree

    If your pushed for time, obviously bench press is better for you
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    parallel dips

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    Originally posted by Steve Williams
    If your pushed for time, obviously bench press is better for you
    Why do you say that?
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    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    I find weighted dips and incline BB/DB presses work good.

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    NateDogg

    I made the assumption that when he was doing dumbells, he was doing one at a time.

    If this isn't the case, it will be the same

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    Originally posted by Steve Williams
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    I made the assumption that when he was doing dumbells, he was doing one at a time.

    If this isn't the case, it will be the same

    Steve
    Gotcha.
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    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    choose either dumbells/barbell or dips. get a routine from either one or more of those exercise. then keep to it for a while so you can monitor progression better.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    Dips, incline DBs and Flat flyes have been my staples.

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    I never heard about someone doing his dumbell press one dumbell at a time.

    In my hopinion any movement will bring big pecs as long as they stimulate the pec with enough intensity.

    So bench press or DB press, there isn't much difference except you use less weight doing DB press and develop your strengh in a similar but different way (normal pressing+stabilization). At first DB press might bring less size progress if you've never done it, since the first progress for a new movement is neuromuscular adaptation.

    I do think that those movement lead to a different neuromuscular adaptation but to the same hypertrophy adaptation.

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    Personally, I noticed a HUGE difference in the definition of my pecs when I began using dumbbells instead of barbells.

    When I used a barbell, the sides of my pec, right by my armpits, seemed to only grown.

    When I used dumbbells, the bottom and middle ridges began to show.

    What I would do is start out with barbell to get some intial strength, switch over to dumbbells to start toning once you actually have a little mass, then, once you've got clearly defined pecs, alternate between the two each week.

    Oh, and make sure you do flyes! Flyes were great for the popping-out appearance I've achieved.

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    Originally posted by littleman
    Personally, I noticed a HUGE difference in the definition of my pecs when I began using dumbbells instead of barbells.

    When I used a barbell, the sides of my pec, right by my armpits, seemed to only grown.

    When I used dumbbells, the bottom and middle ridges began to show.

    What I would do is start out with barbell to get some intial strength, switch over to dumbbells to start toning once you actually have a little mass, then, once you've got clearly defined pecs, alternate between the two each week.

    Oh, and make sure you do flyes! Flyes were great for the popping-out appearance I've achieved.



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    Somebody's been reading Muscular Development...

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    Originally posted by Budiak
    Somebody's been reading Muscular Development...
    lol, imo mixing up your chest routine will bring growth, just make sure you are progressing every week. Doesn't have to be big leaps in weight just small increments, eat right too and you should stand a good chance at developing the chest to its potential.
    The only limits are the one's you place on yourself...

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    I'm surprised nobody here has mentioned pullovers. Any takers?

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    DBs one at a time????

    Mixing it up????


    No, do BB or DB but do it with good form and make it heavy. Do this for 3-4 years and your chest will be heaps bigger.

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    Originally posted by body
    choose either dumbells/barbell or dips. get a routine from either one or more of those exercise. then keep to it for a while so you can monitor progression better.
    good advice.
    hardcore

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    i have pretty good chest size for my size and age..i mainly focus on bench though
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    I say food a and dumbells. Continue flat bench though, I have seen a godd differnece with dumbell over flat.
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    Pullovers suck.

    I like barbells.
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    Originally posted by Delphi
    I'm surprised nobody here has mentioned pullovers. Any takers?
    I always was under the impression that pullovers were better for back than chest, even though the chest is inlvoved.
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    Decline dumbell, incline dumbell and parallel dips. Dropped the flat bench for declines.

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    Originally posted by Max-Mex


    I always was under the impression that pullovers were better for back than chest, even though the chest is inlvoved.
    Pullovers can increase rib cage size. At least that's been my experience. The change in size is rarely dramatic and works better in younger people, but it does work. Some people on this forum are opposed to this idea, but I speak from personal experience (and not just my own).

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