I seriously need help with my chest. Ever since I’ve started working out, it has been the hardest muscle to develop for me. My back is extremely strong and wide, as are my shoulders.
With a shirt on I give the appearance of having a huge chest because of this, but when my shirt comes off my pecs appear very small and my upper body width comes solely from my shoulders and lats.
My bench is extremely weak. I can row 50 more pounds (I rep out 225 on the bent over row) than I bench for the same number of reps, and can do the seated military press for 170 for reps. I weigh 205 pounds and struggle with that weight on the flat bench.
What is interesting is that my incline barbell bench is nearly as strong as my flat. I am also somewhat strong on dumbells…I repped out the 90’s on flat about three months ago when I was flat benching 185, and currently rep out the 80’s on incline for my tenth and eleventh sets into my chest workout.
Maybe the flat bench isn’t a good exercise for me and the fact that I keep doing it has hindered my progress?
PS: the diet and everything is in check, my only problem is chest.