Before I show you my photos taken from different angles, I want to explain how I train.
Biological informations AND Diseases
I'm a 22.5yo male, 1.70m (67 inches), I think I'm between [20 ; 25]% BF.
I think I have a pelvic anteversion.
From June, 2017 to April, 2018, I suffered from sevear chronic insomnias (<5 hours, quite often 2 sleep hours). Since April, 2018, these insomnias are mostly cured.
I think I have a gymnecomastia (since a lot of years and I believe it's due to hormones).
Before september 2018, I trained all muscles (excepted back in thickness and lumbars) only with small weights (<= 20kg 44lb) during several months spaced by pauses of several months... Well I don't think these weird periods are actually important to take account.
I seriously began musculation 9 months ago (i.e. : since september, 2018).
Since I was 19, I always payed attention in excluding sodas and sweet things.
From september to 1st may, 2018, I think I didn't eat I haven't eaten enough proteins for example (only 2 eggs per day whereas I eat 4 now).
After 1st may, 2018, a typical day is :
Breakfast, 8:00 : Omelet with 2 eggs + unsweetened yogurt + 1 flour bread (50% white, 50% complete), with nuts, bread pine nuts, etc. + linseed and olive oils
Collation, 10:30 : 20 grams of almonds
Lunch : 80 grams of rice-quinoa, or 80 grams of lenses, or 80 grams of red and white beans AND carots or green beans or spinash or broccoli AND 25 grams of cheese AND 1 apple AND Sunflower+Rapeseed+Oleisol+Grape seed mixed oils
Collation, 16:00 : 20 grams of almonds
Collation, 18:30 : 40 grams of muesli (oat flakes, raisins, etc.) + 10 grams of almonds + 20 grams of peanuts + 2 squares dark chocolate 85% of cacao (all of these things are added to the muesli) + 1 banana
Dinner : 2 hard-boiled eggs AND linseed and olive oils AND sometimes 2 sardines (or tuna) + 80 grams of rice-quinoa, or 80 grams of lenses, or 80 grams of red and white beans AND carots or green beans or spinash or broccoli AND 1 pear (or two mandarins in winter) AND 1 unsweetened yogurt AND 50 grams of cheese
Collation, 22:30 : 1 banana + sometimes, some milk
Almost always no coffee nor tea.
I always used supersets, in each of my workouts. For example, bench press + lat chest pulldown.
These supersets, however, defer from what we commonly understand by "superset" (according to the moment of the workout of a given day) : on monday, at the end of my workout, I do Low pulley cross-over in "superset" with Side raises.
Choice of the weights AND Realization of the movements
Since Septembre, 2018, I can't tell you with accuracy how I chose the weights and how I realized the movements.
Since approximately March, 2018, I followed this protocol :
PROTOCOL #1 - I use weights that hurt me at 40 sec. Then, I rest-pause for 15 sec. Then, I use the same weights for 20 sec. I contract during 0.5 sec, then I isometry hold at maximum of the contraction during 1.5 sec, then I stretch during 0.5 sec, finally I "hold" during 0.5 sec at maximum of the stretch (i.e. : I don't make pause at this max).
This is done for any exercise and for each of my 3 work series (I don't speak about my warm-up series). The weights are such that the targeted muscle is always well worked and my posture is good (these both constraints are prioritary over all - if there is any problem, the weights must be decreased). Each of these 3 series for a given exercise is in superset with another serie of another exercise (i.e. : antagonist movements/muscles).
Since 1st May, 2018, I followed this protocol (which allowed me to increase a bit the weights) :
PROTOCOL #2 - I use weights that hurt me at 30 sec with isometry holds (however, my aim is : 40 sec). Then, I rest-pause for 15 sec. Then, I use the same weights for 20 sec. During the 40 sec, I don't isometry hold except from when I'm getting hurt near 30 sec (to achieve my 40 sec). During the 20 sec, I never isometry hold (to do the maximum number of repeats in 20 sec).
When I hold, the same times are used as in PROTOCOL #1.
By the way, the same remark can be done as in PROTOCOL #1.
Powerlifting or Aesthetism (speaking about all exercizes) ? Dumbells or bar (only speaking about pectorals exercizes) ?
Since 1st september, 2018, I was used to do 5 powerlifting series (each one during only 20 sec) followed by 2 aesthetism series (each one during approx. 1 minute or a bit more, I wasn't as precise as I am now and thus I didn't measure). At bench press only AND for PL series only, I used bar. I can't remember if weither or not these both types of series followed any of the above protocols.
Since 1st March, 2018, I only do 2 aesthetism series (each following PROTOCOL #2). I only use dumbells.
My pre-training (warming-up) consists in increasing the weights until I reach the first serie's weighs. 4 series of warming are dedicated to that and it's called "potentiation" ; I never reach nervous/muscle fatigue during these series. I always used potentation.
My pectorals exercizes
Bench press with Lat chest pulldown
Inclined press with Cable row
Unilateral Cable crossover at low pulley with < something e.g. Side raise >
My pectoral-focused anatomy
Please, remember that maybe I have a gymnecomastia.
By the way, my sternum is quite large and the muscle insertions at the center of the pectorals are very short : pectorals appear to be espaced (a bit more than my thumb).
The bottom of the pectorals are still more espaced AND it's very rounded.
The combination of 2. and 3. results in that my pectorals don't have a very large surface : only 12 cm 4.7 inches from left to right, at approx. 3cm from the top of my pectorals. Measures were taken only for my left one.
My right pectoral seems to have still less surface than my left one (in both horizontal and vertical directions) : there is, maybe, left-right asymmetry.
I think anterior deltoid, my back and my triceps are too developped compared with my pectorals. When I bench and do my cross over, I try to desollicit my anterior deltoids by puting them at back. I try also to keep my back on the bench...
Since my arms are not very long, exercizes like inclined bench should be useful to isolate the top of my pectorals. I'm not going any lower than the parallel to the ground in benches.
How should I change my training to have better pectorals, considering my poor pectorals anatomy and all of these informations ?