What are some good chest strengthening workouts. I was benching around 120 comfortably ive left flat bench for quite awhile. Ive been doing heavy flys inner chest and decline. Strong shoulders. Finally got back into flat bench....I put my hat down and wanted to walk out the gym
I heard flat bench should only be around 30% of your chest exercises. Try hitting incline dumbell press and flys with cables. Also, if you want to do flat bench, hit the reverse grip bench press for added flavor. Awesome exercise
Its not that difficult its not the exercises tht your doing its your method of training... if I'm doing inclines flyes or presses with say 60lbs give or take every chest workout I'm just plain not going to have a big bench press ...bench press you go a lot heavier on then dumbells for obvious reasons... training bench press by using bench press works everyone wants to try today's modern stuff and say its best but the classics worked back then and they still do today... hit the flat bench start with 45% of your max now pyramid the weight up every set as the weight goes up the reps per set go down till you hit your max find a spotter if you dnt have one cause if you really want you'll need one.. dnt be afraid to train with your max incorporate your flyes and presses using the same method for the flat bench for the presses take your pecs to failure till you couldn't to one more rep if you wanted to... log everything down every exercise rep set and weight and next time beat those records if its one rep or 5lbs beat it but do it right dnt sacrifice form..anther trick some monster guy taught me is bench press is a compound movement the triceps involved are a weaker muscle then the pectorials and needless to say give out before the pecs do train triceps hard the bigger load they can hold the bigger bench..
I actually think another one of my problems apart from having left chest out of my routine for so long has been the overtraining which had been leaving me weaker than stronger. But I love training so...