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« on: September 25, 2013, 08:36:00 AM »

If you could only do 1 chest exercise.. what would you do ? For me Parallel Bar Dips.
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 05:39:00 PM »



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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 02:31:40 AM »

More advanced trainers who favor the Bowflex may prefer the more contemporary version of the famous pectoral apparatus that utilizes medical tubing, which offers smoother increased resistance throughout the range of motion. The quieter operation of the device makes it the perfect choice for "anytime training" without waking your neighbors on adjacent floors.





It also comes in a variety of colors:


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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2013, 02:37:22 AM »

I have one with springs and wooden handles...real old School...bought it from a martial arts mag years ago... Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2013, 02:42:31 AM »

Seriously, dips are a favorite of mine, too. As with many body weight exercises, there are numerous little subtleties one can use to tweak the movement and customize it to suit their own individual effectiveness. Small adjustments in hand/arm positioning and spacing, as well as postural variance, can yield tremendous impact on the feel dips provide.

Some trainers used to refer to dips as the "squat" for the upper body.
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2013, 03:00:06 AM »

guys like Jack lalane were outstanding Dippers Wink
http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/parallel-bar-dips-old-school-power-builder/
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2013, 07:03:10 AM »

Any before/after pics to back up this opinion Huh
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2013, 07:46:46 AM »

Any before/after pics to back up this opinion Huh
your egg is cooking again Bro... if i ignore you, will you go away ?
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2013, 09:24:52 AM »

your egg is cooking again Bro... if i ignore you, will you go away ?
Huh
Should this post be on the nutrition board?
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2013, 11:01:16 AM »

dips, various bench presses= incline,flat,decline,flys, pecdeck,cable crossovers,pullovers alt w/[breathing squats 20-30reps] are all good. select 3 exercises from above and alternate the others and you should build a large chest
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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2013, 11:03:39 AM »

dips, various bench presses= incline,flat,decline,flys, pecdeck,cable crossovers,pullovers alt w/[breathing squats 20-30reps] are all good. select 3 exercises from above and alternate the others and you should build a large chest
in other words don't limit yourself to one movement  that being said dips are probably the best. get yourself one of these benches pic'd and i guarentee you will need a larger shirt in 3-4 monthes time[provided you use it of course]


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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2013, 05:10:28 PM »

I know that lots of trainers knock the standard bench press, but I love it for growth purposes. Granted, I perform the movement with dumbbells, which offers a little more freedom of movement as opposed to a barbell.

I also raise my feet off the ground to eliminate posting leverage. I feel like the flat back also reduces the involvement of my lats to a degree. I lower the bells to a point just below where a regular barbell would stop. I pause at the bottom of each rep just long enough to avoid stretch reflex (bounce), and then power up.

This technique, of course, is far from ideal for handling impressive weight, but I feel my chest working much more than when employing more conventional BP form. I believe that my chest has filled out a bit as a result.


I also used to like doing neck presses on a machine, but despite the "feeling," I never noticed much in terms of development.
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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2013, 12:48:07 AM »

Bench press works well for me but i know a lot of people it hits the delts and tris more.
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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2013, 01:07:56 AM »

incline cable flies
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« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2013, 01:48:36 AM »

incline cable flies

lol
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« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2013, 01:50:30 AM »

lol
i was serious

i tried them recently and it's the best chestercise ever ever
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« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2013, 02:21:00 AM »

i was serious

i tried them recently and it's the best chestercise ever ever

how is your chest btw?

your a limb guy, so if you get your pecs and lats to match your arms and legs then that'll be saying something
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« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2013, 02:26:10 AM »

Gotta go with dumbbell bench press.
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2013, 07:40:24 AM »

Always loved heavy weighted dips but I've fucked up my shoulders from doing them.

Dumbell press is my next best option.
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« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2013, 02:44:04 PM »

i would say hands down that decline db presses are the best for chest. i use to never do them and decided to try them a couple months ago and have made some good improvements
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« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2013, 08:55:59 AM »

incline cable flies

Do them all the time. Hits upper chest amazingly. 
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« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2013, 05:24:47 PM »

If you could only do 1 chest exercise.. what would you do ? For me Parallel Bar Dips.


feet raised push ups on bars... great angle and ROM... i do them with a weight vest on
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« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2013, 07:44:02 PM »


feet raised push ups on bars... great angle and ROM... i do them with a weight vest on

I'd had a feeling you were one of those guys...  Roll Eyes














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« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2013, 04:46:39 AM »

I'd had a feeling you were one of those guys...  Roll Eyes














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been working a lot of overall strength lately... ran a few spartan races and a tough mudder

i'm 35 so kinda changing up my goals

still powerlifting though just on a reduced schedule
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« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2013, 11:25:41 PM »


been working a lot of overall strength lately... ran a few spartan races and a tough mudder

i'm 35 so kinda changing up my goals

still powerlifting though just on a reduced schedule


what's your PR on each lift? and do you pull conventional or sumo?

and here's some hot asians for ya ma man

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