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November 26, 2012 12:39 AM
So I wanna increase my pecs size hehe^_^ and I want opinions and tips on this, I do go to gym 5days/week and train different muscles including chest but I wanna focus on pecs for more so I made a push ups plan for alternate days and I need tips to make it better mayve:D
Here it is-

25 normal push ups
25 elevated push ups
25 inclined push ups
25 spartan push ups

I'll do it on alternate days.Help appericiated specially from people who workout and know stuffs :D
November 26, 2012 1:04 PM
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So I wanna increase my pecs size hehe^_^ and I want opinions and tips on this, I do go to gym 5days/week and train different muscles including chest but I wanna focus on pecs for more so I made a push ups plan for alternate days and I need tips to make it better mayve:D
Here it is-

25 normal push ups
25 elevated push ups
25 inclined push ups
25 spartan push ups

I'll do it on alternate days.Help appericiated specially from people who workout and know stuffs :D


How about Bench press, overhead press, incline/decline press or my personal favorite DIPS. If you are unable to do any of those, then do your push-ups weighted. Use a weighted vest or have someone drape chains across your back.
November 26, 2012 1:11 PM
I have a good friend who is a beast in the gym. His pecs are the envy of every guy in there. He swears it is due to his focus on incline press. Of course he does other things too, but he never does flat bench press due to an elbow problem. He thinks most people underestimate the value of the incline press for building nice pecs.
November 26, 2012 1:11 PM
Once you get to the point where you can do that many they don't do much anymore to stimulate muscle growth. At that point it's just cardio. You need to do something to add to the difficulty so that you can only manage about 10. If you can't think of ways, google is your friend. one handed, diamond, triangle, band resisted, etc...
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November 26, 2012 8:17 PM
Doing bench presses has helped my chest develop significantly.
November 26, 2012 8:21 PM
You're already going to the gym too much (5 days, really?) and now you want to ADD work? No. I'm assuming that one, perhaps two of those days are already devoted to increasing your pec size. That's it. All she wrote. Doing more work, especially light calisthenic work like pushups, is actually going SLOW your muscle growth, not speed it up.

Work harder on your days in the gym, rest harder on your days off. Profit.
November 26, 2012 10:28 PM
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/chest-training-mistakes-7-deadly-sins-of-chest-training.html

Here is a link to an article on mistakes associated with chest training.

Is there a reason for the pushups, instead of using weights? Pushups are a great exercise. They work your core better than bench pressing will, but as others have stated, it is hard to gain hypertrophy doing them. I suffer, myself in the chest area, but from what I understand, to gain size in your chest, you need to eat at a caloric surplus, and train heavy. Using a spotter to do some extra weight that you can't do by yourself. You may be better off going to the machines where you can lift to failure, maybe add some drop sets, then try a couple of sets of pushups to failure immediately following.

Good luck. As soon as I get my body fat down, I will have to try my luck at a bulking routine to build my chest.

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