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Trying to Build up Chest/Shoulders - Help Please

My problem is that my pressing movement strength flat out sucks. Nothing I do seems to do much for it either. I train at about a 1:1 ratio for pushing/pulling and my pulling movements are all absolutely fine. Also (I know isolation work has little carryover into compounds so please don’t pounce on me, I’m just trying to point out the fact that the strength in the muscles appears to be there) on the pec deck and tricep extension variations I can do the whole stack for reps with no problem, and my lateral raises/front raises aren’t lagging either.

I’m positive it isn’t a form issue but I’m open to any suggestions you have. I’d really like to be able to move some appreciable amounts of weights to get more out of my training sessions - any ideas?