I have relatively poor chest development. Even though my pressing strength is relatively good for my body type (long arms, etc.) I feel most of it come from my triceps and shoulders. As such, I have tried using exercises, such as flyes, etc that put more emphasis on my chest, but these are pretty boring and do not feel productive. Most of the time would rather just work on benching more.
CT and maybe a few other authors here have coined pressing variations the add emphasis to the chest. I am think of:
- “Squeeze presses”
- DB presses holding cables from a wide postion.
- Slide push-ups
I have found all three of these to have flaws for me, for several reasons. One new exercise variation I thought of was to do chain suspended push-ups with the chains spaced wider than shoulder with where they are mounted.
Whether performed in a converging/diverging motion or keeping the hands at shoulder width, this would place more more emphasis on the chest, I think, right? And the more do the wide the chain/strap position.
Has anyone tried this and does this sound like a good idea? I have never done chain suspended pushups so I do not know how difficult it would be.