How much do you weigh and how strong are you? A lot of “thickness” issues are fixed quite readily by getting much more muscular. If you add 100 pounds to your bench-for-reps I predict much of the thickness issue going away.[/quote]
I’m between 180-185 lbs and my best bench is 260 touch 'n go. I’m 16 as well.
Right, so when you are 23, weigh a solid 215-220 and are repping 345 your chest will be significantly thicker. There is a reason you dont see 16 (or 26) year olds winning the Mr. Olympia or just generally sporting thick musculature - This game is all about consistency, progression, and TIME.[/quote]
Well I’m obviously not going to have a chest like Mr. O, but ya know, just a little more thickness is all. I’m not trying to become something I can’t at this age, just looking for a little boost.
Unfortunately, there will never be a quick fix. It sounds like chest isn’t a dominant muscle group for you, regardless.
Keep hammering away on the heavy bench pressing initially; keep getting stronger. You’re doing well for 16. Do two exercises with as many sets as you can do while still recovering on time that directly hit your chest. Don’t worry about numbers initially, find out what exercises you can progress well on while actually stimulating the chest. Whether this is incline DB and flyes, just variations of different presses, whatever. You just have to find out what works best for you, none of us can tell you that.