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Lower Chest

I seem to be developing the muscles above my tits very well, but not below the tit. So lately (in the last couple of weeks) I have started doing decline bench presses and decline flyes instead of standard, parallel to the floor bench presses and flyes. Am I on the right track, or is there something else I should do? Or is this just something I should forget about because my chest is just a victim of genetics?

“Am I on the right track, or is there something else I should do?”

Yes, stop referring to your chest as “tits”.

Also, try dips.

Sorry dude, your a victim. Thats the shape of your pecs. If your chest is becoming top heavy, don’t stop incline exercises, but try to do the most of your work flat or decline to balance out as much as possible. I found that doing decline dumbbell presses w/ your hands facing each other. Go heavy. That movement tends to smoke the lower chest. Also try starting w/ decline-move to flat- and finish w/ incline movements.

Thanks Lumpy & Gurux. I will try the declines with dumbells. Lumpy, I wasn’t trying to be offensive on the tit. I was using it in the more anatomical sense which is specific to the areola and nipple.

When you do dips, lean forward.

Leaning forward on dips makes sense. It is somewhat like a decline press with the elbows in. I do dips, and I think I lean forward, but I will check next time I do dips to make sure I am.

Thanks Derek

Add a weight with your dips- Weighted dips kick ass. And they’d give your chest a bit of variation from all those pressing movements.


tlmorrison- How bad is the discrepancy you are describing anyway? Have you been training long enough/with enough consistency to have developed a “lagging body part”, or are you just muscling up slightly quicker in some areas than others? Happy to try to help. SRS

SRS I have been training for about 2 1/2 years. The problem isn’t bad, and probably isn’t noticeable except to me. Unflexed they look rounded; flexed I can see the most muscle just above the nipple area.

I started doing dips about 3 months ago. I am only able to do about 12 reps the first set, 8 or 9 on the second, and 7 on the third set, so I am not sure I am ready to go with weights.

Thanks

Lumpy, you said, [quote]Yes, stop referring to your chest as “tits”.[/quote]

Man, I laughed so damn loud! I was thinking the same thing though. Have some respect for the ladies in the house, Morrison, c’mon!

Give the Dips a chance. Also, are your bodyfat levels in check? If you’ve got a little extra, your pecs won’t show the definition that they otherwise would.

Timbo, do you think that’s why my wife keeps slapping me around?

Morrison: Exactly. That’s beautiful, man. You guys crack me up. I’m glad I’m not sitting at the library laughing out loud like a goon. I’d be getting some strange looks from some strange-looking peeps.

The main problem w/ do dips in your aseis that it is more of a warm-up/finisher, not a core movement. If the problem is as bad as you make it out to be, a shaping movement like dips isn’t going to give major changes. You need core exercises- heavy weight. Or you cn get a "Tit "job