[quote]Dirty Gerdy wrote:
Dirty Gerdy wrote:
Incline Bench but very light.
Come down to just below the chin almost to your throat. Pause for 3 seconds or so and then press back up.
Do this for 12 reps or so.
If you angle your chest so that it is almost running parallel to the floor you will notice a nice stretch in the upper pecs.
That was a lagging part of my chest for me…and this is how I fixed it.
I actually picked it up from a buddy who used to be ‘shoulder dominant’ and he pointed me in that direction.
It’s basically just forcing you to use your chest instead of anterior deltoid to move the weight.
Would you use this then as a “isolaton” exercise towards the end of the workout (like people use pec-decs etc) to failure or would you say it should be used more as a compound exercise?
either one. lol
it shouldn’t really matter because in the end you are blasting chest anyways.
what it is doing is forcing you to train like a bodybuilder in that you are focusing on using the muscle you want to train to move a weight…instead of just focusing on moving the weight…make sense?
If you are shoulder dominant and incline then I bet you use shoulders for a good bit of the press…instead this now forces you to focus on your pecs…
so it can be the focal point of the workout or the finisher…your choice…either way pick a weight that you can do properly and feel it in your pecs…[/quote]
Gerdy, how much stress does doing the neck presses put on the front of the shoulder joint? I irritated my right shoulder a few weeks ago. Lifts are still going up but I have to be extra careful not to make it worse. Have you noticed any extra stress on the shoulders; anything more than normal BB benching (elbows flared, bottom 2/3 ROM) produces?