For some odd reason, when I always did sets of chest exercises, I never really had any DOMS the way I do with my leg muscles or other parts of my body. I do however normally feel some changes to my shoulders and definitely my triceps.
I talked to a friend of mine and he suggested to use a wide grip on bench. I tried this on a decline bench press and this time for alot of sets and alot of reps and I could definitely feel an actual stretch in my chest muscles, this is something I hadn’t felt in a long time. I’ve heard that decline though is basically useless though since the range of motion is low. On a regular flat bench press, I tried the approximate the same grip, but for some reason didn’t feel that same stretch on my chest.
Does anyone who has had issues actually getting the chest really activated have any advice on what to do to really activate it? I was thinking of trying dumbbell presses on a flat bench with sort of partial reps at the bottom (not extending at the top). Is the feeling basically just a stretch when the chest is activated or is it something else?
Thanks in advance