I'm relatively new to bodybuilding, and I'm pretty weak all around, but I'm looking for advice about lifts that will focus on my pecs. What I've noticed is that when I do things like pushups, barbell benches, dumbell benches, etc., my triceps get fatigued and are nice and sore the next day, but my pecs feel like they didn't get a workout. In other words, I seem unbalanced with the limitation of my weak triceps seemingly preventing me from hitting my pecs. Does this make any sense?
So, I know I need to keep hitting the tris, and I have plenty of ideas for that, but in the meantime are there exercises I can do that will really hit the pecs?
Also, to prevent all the replies that are going to say this ... I am doing lots of whole-body compound work to try to improve everything (squats, deads, pullups, dips, etc.) - so I am well aware that my whole body needs some serious work - but it seems like I can really hit every muscle group really well except my pecs, and it's not because they are so strong but just because my triceps are so bad.