No matter what I try my shoulders or tris always seem to take over in any kind of chest movement. My chest is lagging way way behind my shoulders and it's getting to the point where it could be a problem. Leaning forward on dips is so far the only movement where I can really feel it in my chest. Any suggestions, or do I just stick to dips as my primary chest movement?
How close is your grip on bench?
arch your back allot on the bench or use decline, pound the weight out, always works my chest good.
So you actually feel it in the chest?
I NEVER feel anything in the chest after a work out, unless I'm doing flies.
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Are you sure the imbalance is that severe?
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Last edited by faster; 06-13-2007 at 01:49 PM.
Thats really weird, I can always feel the soreness in my chest after some heavy bench pressing.
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Try dumbell benching. Start with light weights using super strict form, so you're basically flexing your chest muscles with dumbells.
Gradually increase the weight week after week, making sure to maintain the strict form and feel in your chest.
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If you are feeling it in your triceps and shoulders, but not your chest, it seems a simple case of putting your hands too close together. The next time you bench follow these steps.
Lie down on the bench and 'lock' yourself on it.
Grip the bar with your hands positioned so that your wrists are directly above your elbows.
Lift the bar and lower it to your chest. It should tap your chest lightly. Then drive it back up to the top.
You may have to use less weight for a while since you are using a wider grip. This is fine. Re-educating the muscles before training with heavy weights is the safest way to go about this.
Be patient. Rome wasn't built in a day.
Are you suppose to feel pain in your shoulders and lower back as your benching? I know you're suppose to pinch your shoulder blades down and under and keep that position throughout the set. I've been doing that for about 2 days and I feel strain on the shoulders and lower back.
Last edited by faithless; 06-14-2007 at 10:37 PM.