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Strong Triceps, Weak Chest and Shoulders


#1

I am not a professional lifter, just a physicist who works in a lab all day. Anyway I am proud that being an ectomorph I went from 47Kg (used to be really skinny) to 72Kg of muscle, by lifting.

I would like to ask for advice since I find my triceps very strong but my chest and shoulders very weak. I have some rotator cuff problems (bursitis) so I cannot go very heavy on overhead presses, hence my weak shoulders.

My best bench is the close grip one, In which I can lift at least 15Kg more than medium and/or wide grip. I think the reason for this is that with CG I take out my shoulders a little and involve more my strong triceps.

Nevertheless I would like to increase the strength (and size) of my chest but I feel my chest training (flat and slight incline benches) hits more my triceps.

What could I do to some how take out my triceps and develop my chest? Keep in mind that I have to choose exercises that do not put much tension on my shoulders due to my previous injury (so too wide grip is off the table).
Thank you in advance


#2

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#3

[quote]tsantos wrote:
Check out CT’s response to this question:

Thank you!
I had not seen that theme before. I will follow the suggestions of coach CT.


#4

Let us know how you go.