[quote]Professor X wrote:
If you want a bigger chest focus on wider benches…bench for strength is pretty much centered in the triceps.
Flys are one of the best exercises for chest.
Flys suck. Honestly, it is a “pretty” exercise. You are limited in the weight used because the force is being spread out over the entire length of your arm instead of downward through your forearm as is the case with bumbbell presses. I can’t think of a more useless exercise than the dumbbell fly. It looks good to other people when you have some size on you and you do them. That is about the only benefit over dumbbell presses, showing off.[/quote]
alright prof x
you’re one of the biggest here and also one of the most intelligent, so bare with me here.
i agree with the angle laying flat on your back, thats why i don’t do them. i said they could be used after 5 years of serious benching and a plateau. “Arnold” benefitted from this. he already had the strength and decent size.
But i disagree with an exercise that i came up with and one that CW has in his 6 week chest building program
Chad listed a slide push up, fly turned upside down, works a heavy load even if you need to add weight and can use both biomechanical functions of the chest> the fly, & the press
mine is similiar
i do the same exercise except i use dumbbells to roll or slide with.
i would personaly like to see how many you can do and your feedback on chest recruitment in this exercise. i know of nothing better, and i’ve been benching for 20 years.
press>> inferior chest action biomechanically
fly>> superior chest action biomechanically
i have stabilization, natural body mechanics, heavy loads, limited arm stress, both biomechanical actions going simultaneously here, less tricep involvement, hard chest contraction, long range of motion, long time under tension, do rest pauses with this exercise and really furthur time under tension
interested in your reply