What are the implications and negative side effects of NOT training the chest muscles?
I train my entire body from the jaw and neck down to the feet but I'm thinking on making the pectoral muscles the only exception.
My reasoning: I personally see no point in training the chest mostly for two reasons. 1 the chest adds little to no thickness or width to your body, one can perfectly have a big frame with bony chest . 2 The chest can only be seen when naked so only your girlfriend will ever know if you have a small or big chest, just like abs but training your core has a point as it makes all lifts easier while chest training can even worsen your posture.
My actual routine, i switch variations periodically...some times i completelly change exercises but the muscles worked remain the same.
It may look long but i superset everything, I only stay 1 hour max in the gym. Monday : 10x10 calf extensions, 2x50 calf flexion, 10x10 squats or lunges,3x15 side bents,3x15 russian twists,3x15 side crunches,3x15 side knee raises,10x10 Bent over rows,5x20 power shrugs,5x20 cable tricep overhead extension,2x50 neck flexion.
Thursday: 3x5 calf extensions,3x5 weighted inverted rows,3x2 weighted pistol squats,5x5 Rack pulls,5x5 overhead tricep extension,3x10 handstand push ups,3x50 neck flexion.
Saturday: 10x10 pull ups,10x10 W raises or face pulls,5x10 behind the back deadlifts,10x10 woodchoppers,2x100 cable tricep kickback,2x50 neck flexion.
And at home i use bands to train my biting force, and also do some finger flexions and extensions.
no chest,so is it obligatory to train chest or i can ignore it with no worries? What can go wrong if i don't train my chest?