Professor X wrote:
Well I was going to suggest fyles too, but not like NPs above.
Just do the bottom portion of the range instead, to keep continuous tension on the pec. Never go further than 45 degrees with each rep. Go slow.
Have the bench set on a low incline.
I have overactive delts too, so I use this to minimise their involvement.
Really concentrate on the stretch at the bottom (but make sure your shoulders are ‘good’ for it) to stretch the facia. A tight fascia limits growth, IMO.
I think flyes are the greatest waste of time in the gym right next to “bosu ball push ups” and “hanging out in the men’s locker room eerily long”.
That’s cool man, and I’m not going to argue with your experience. I used to think the same thing, but all I know is that since I began incorporating super-strict, heavy, bottom-range chest flyes, my chest finally started to grow, leaving my shoulders behind.
Well, not ‘behind’ exactly. You can’t undo 10 years of shoulder dominance in 6 months.
For my particular body type and biomechanics, pressing isn’t as effective as flying for chest development.
EDIT: I used to use cable flyes and they were the best. However my gym recently replaced its equipment and got in some stuff designed and made in Spain where they must all me dwarfs because the cables are too close together to flye between now :([/quote]
Have you tried just stepping forward 1-2 steps with your knew dwarf machine? lol
I’m fairly tall and have some long arms and I have this problem all the time. I found that If I step forward a little bit that it helps.
This only works on the pulleys that swivel forwards and backwards.
It might help and with proper form gives a pretty nice stretch on the pecs