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    Whats best exercize/lift for my pecs

    Well subject says it all. So if anyone can tell me I would appreciate it .

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    Dips, bench press, incline db press.

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    I am sorry to tell you this but ... there is no single best exercise for any lift. It depends of what you are trying to accomplish.

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    Bench press and bar dips seem to work well for most people.
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    dumbell bench, dumbell flys and above.
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    Well I will go out there,

    If I had to select one for a normal healthy human, It will always be bench press.

    By far the best to develop a pec, simple as that, yeah dips and other stuff are good and I do them but bench takes the cake
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    Wide grip bench, dumbell bench.
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    barbell bench would be the 'bread & butter' for chest/pecs.

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    HEAVY dumbell press, flat. I do 6 sets of 12 reps, the first 1 is 75% of my target weight, the last 5 is all I can do for 12 reps... by rep 10 I am starting to do my prayers that numbers 11 and 12 will come and I wont burst an eye vessel doing it. Try that, its has worked GREAT for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselWarrior View Post
    HEAVY dumbell press, flat. I do 6 sets of 12 reps, the first 1 is 75% of my target weight, the last 5 is all I can do for 12 reps... by rep 10 I am starting to do my prayers that numbers 11 and 12 will come and I wont burst an eye vessel doing it. Try that, its has worked GREAT for me!

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    6x12 is wayyyyy too much. Any why do you suggest one set at 75% and the rest as heavy as you can?

    This is a classic mistake people make. Just stick to linear progression (in weight being moved AND diet).

    The first question that should have been asked is: How much do you weigh? How much do you bench?
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    Something like 3x5 or 5x5 for flat BB bench. Follow that with 3x8 of DB incline and 2x12 of incline cable flies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post

    The first question that should have been asked is: How much do you weigh? How much do you bench?

    <looks around embarrassed > Ok no one is looking . I weigh around 165lbs I tried max bench on Monday was trying to do 3 reps 5 sets @ 120lbs i did my first set fine. Started my second did 1 rep and then got stuck with bar 1 inch above my chest and unable to push it up. So I kinda slid it to my left and let it fall to floor well lifting the right side up and off of me . Then reduced to 90 lbs and 90 lbs and finished my reps and set. So I guess my max is 120 maybe a little higher for 1 rep . 90 is what I usually bench 3x a week 5 reps 5 sets
    <looks around again> oh damn people were looking lol

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    In that case the best exercise is milk jug curls and steak cutting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zenmonkey View Post
    in that case the best exercise is milk jug curls and steak cutting.
    lol. Qft.

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    dumbell bench, dumbell flys,Bench press and bar dips

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    In that case the best exercise is milk jug curls and steak cutting.
    I always appreciate a smart ass answer those make me lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerryb75 View Post
    I always appreciate a smart ass answer those make me lol
    It was entirely serious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    It was entirely serious.
    Well please tell me then what a milk jug curl and steak cutting are ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerryb75 View Post
    Well please tell me then what a milk jug curl and steak cutting are ?
    You need to put more weight on the bar each time you have a bench press session. To be able to recover from that and build muscle, you'll need to eat a lot of food.

    Milk and steak are good choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clover View Post
    You need to put more weight on the bar each time you have a bench press session. To be able to recover from that and build muscle, you'll need to eat a lot of food.

    Milk and steak are good choices.
    I have been Eating like an animal since I started lifting 2 or 3 weeks ago I think I probably already gained 5-10 pounds all my pants are tight to not fitting sadly most is going to my gut .

    Practice and perseverance will prevail in the end I may lack in size and strength but I have drive and motivation

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    Dont overeat and put on a ton of fat... just enough to sustain muscle growth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerryb75 View Post
    Well please tell me then what a milk jug curl and steak cutting are ?
    it was kind of a sarcastic answer.... but he is serious at the same time. he is pretty much saying you need to get some protein in you "milk jug curl" = drink milk. Steak cutting = eat some good meat with good protein....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselWarrior View Post
    HEAVY dumbell press, flat.
    this or flat barbell bench press. contrary to popular belief you dont need to use a wide grip, a narrower grip, a few inches out from each shoulder does wonders for the pecs. trust me youll feel it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progress View Post
    Something like 3x5 or 5x5 for flat BB bench. Follow that with 3x8 of DB incline and 2x12 of incline cable flies.
    +1 from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Bench press and bar dips seem to work well for most people.

    Sounds like a great idea.
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