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Old 10-01-2007, 11:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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So if its the case that my triceps are weaker then the chest I just have to wait till the catch up.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:45 AM   #12 (permalink)
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i agree, strengthen your triceps as it seems theres an imbalance between them and your pecs
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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You can pick what advice to follow...

but in my experience and in most cases, you're not emphasizing the chest but the triceps. drop the weight, try focusing your chest, once you get hold of that, start upping the weight.
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Try widening your grip and do 5-10 reps from your chest to half way up, then 5-10 reps from half way up to the top, then 5-10 reps from your chest to all the way up, pausing/holding for 5 seconds at each distance. If that doesn't work your chest over then you are superman.
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:08 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I suggest you add some cable crossover rows to work the whole chest and particularly the middle section.

I had a simliar problem when I first started hitting the gym. When doing a straight bench press, your arms should generally be at a 90 degress angle, so that your hands are in line with your elbows, and push like you are trying to bend the bar in on itself
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:45 AM   #16 (permalink)
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It really depends on what your goals are. If you want balanced strength, you should let your tri's catch up to your chest. Make sure you don't take it easy on your chest, but do more for your tri's. Add in the dips, close grip bench (in addition to regular grip), and some skullcrushers. The only effective way to hit the long head of your tri's is if you have your arms extended over your head, such as with skullcrushers, or overhead tri-extensions.
However, if your goal is to specifically get a better chest workout, throw in some DB flyes or cable crossovers. I'm not a fan of isolation exercises, but they'd work for strengthening your chest. What are your goals, specifically?
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