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    Chest exercises

    What is your favorite isolation and compound exercise for chest?

    A brief description why they are your favorite would be nice!

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    Re: Chest exercises

    Isolation? Do you mean single joint movement?


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    Re: Chest exercises

    Quote Originally Posted by tim290280 View Post
    Isolation? Do you mean single joint movement?
    Yes, isolation, is single joint like flyes etc.


     


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    Re: Chest exercises

    decline barbell press with the bar placed high on the chest is freaking incredible.


     


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    Re: Chest exercises

    I would say bench and horizontal flyes.

    I do think db flyes is the best movement for chest development. At least in my case..


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    Re: Chest exercises

    Quote Originally Posted by knight_rider View Post
    Yes, isolation, is single joint like flyes etc.
    So you mean a fly exercise that isolates the anterior deltoid, pec major, pec minor and has co-contribution from the triceps and biceps, lateral deltoid and serratus?


     


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    Re: Chest exercises

    I only train chest once or twice a month. My chest routine is either 1. Flat bench and incline dumbells press or 2. Incline bench and flat dumbell press...

    I used to train it every 5 days... then once a week... then twice a week... then every two weeks... Ive noticed my chest grows faster the less i train it and sticking with only those two compound exercises.. I dont do any "isolation" excercises, if i did i would do cable cross overs just for the pump (for fun coz pumps feel cool) but i dont do any type of fly movement, its uncomfortable for my shoulders and hurts my chest tendons.


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    Re: Chest exercises

    Quote Originally Posted by tim290280 View Post
    So you mean a fly exercise that isolates the anterior deltoid, pec major, pec minor and has co-contribution from the triceps and biceps, lateral deltoid and serratus?
    Tim i'm not sure whether your just being a smart ass now! How hard it is, your fav fly type movement for chest and your favourite press! Enough of your anatomy 101 circle jerking! Post some exercises!


     


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    Re: Chest exercises

    Incline bench and incline flies are my favs for the last 2 years or so. In my chest routine I have like 4 exercises, and prefer sometimes to superset a pressing with a fly exercise.


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    decline barbell press with the bar placed high on the chest is freaking incredible.
    I've seen that in a training video of Brandon Curry and tried it for a couple of times. Felt great.


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    Re: Chest exercises

    Quote Originally Posted by knight_rider View Post
    Tim i'm not sure whether your just being a smart ass now! How hard it is, your fav fly type movement for chest and your favourite press! Enough of your anatomy 101 circle jerking! Post some exercises!
    Of course I'm being a smart ass. I hate the term isolation because there is nothing of the sort occuring. I'm also not a fan of flyes, they are a ****house exercise.

    My current favourite "chest" exercises are the good old bench, band bench presses and pushups. Although I have been doing some heavier weighted dips recently and they rock too.


     


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    Re: Chest exercises

    bench press and incline db press (rarely do these cause my ****ing gym dont have heavy db's. heavy db's seems to be tabu in a lot of gyms these days) are my favorite compuond movements, i also like dips

    cable flyes for isolation.


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    Re: Chest exercises

    I like de dumbell presses ....


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    Re: Chest exercises

    Isolated exercises are great for minor tweaking, however for those looking to make significant changes they are not ideal. Here are five reasons why isolation exercises may not be your best option.
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    Reduced Time In The Gym:
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    Greatest Release Of Hormones:
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    Reduce The Risk Of Overtraining:
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    More Time To Focus On Other Aspects Of Your Fitness:


     


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    Re: Chest exercises

    I think bench is best, push ups are also good. They will warm you up for further chest exercises...


     


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    Re: Chest exercises

    There are alot of exercises that you can do for chest. dumbell presses gonna help alot in your matter.


     


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    Re: Chest exercises

    Quote Originally Posted by tkD View Post
    Incline bench and incline flies are my favs for the last 2 years or so. In my chest routine I have like 4 exercises, and prefer sometimes to superset a pressing with a fly exercise.
    lol after browsing this thread again, and seeing my reply at the time, I realized that I haven't changed them. I'm still doing these exercises, and every now and then I do some incline hammer strength just to try something new (watched too many Jay and Phil chest training vids lol), but other than that I'm sticking to incline bb bench, incline db press, flies and dips.


     


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    Re: Chest exercises

    Compound- Weighted Dips because they are my squat equivalent for my upper body.
    Isolation- Flat dumbbell fly because it's the only "isolation" type movement I do for chest.


     




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