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Chest Thickness/Width

someone recently posted asking about what exercises help back THICKNESS and which help back WIDTH. basically i wanna know if this ideology at all applies to the chest. can you make a chest grow wider or thicker or does it just plain get bigger?

Yeah, it’s not really comparable. We have upper/mid/lower traps with erectors for “thickness” and lats for “width”. There are more smaller muscles that you need to add in there but those are the biggies.

With chest, we have Pec minor and Pec major (sternal and clavicular). Our chest just isn’t set up the same way.

Just be sure to do your inlines with your flat or at least change up the angles from time to time.