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What are some safe chest exercise for people with shoulder impingement?

Are there any safe chest exercise you can do when you have shoulder impingement? Or should you avoid all forms of chest exercise in general?
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What can be the negative effects associated with an overtrained, overdeveloped back?

As we know, overtraining the chest, leading to overdevelopment in relation to the back and associated postural muscles, can also lead to hampered performance due to Upper Cross Syndrome. This is ...
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Chest exercises make my triceps burn

I know that with most chest exercises, the triceps are greatly involved. My concern is that by the time my triceps burns, I barely feel anything in my chest. My coach has suggested I put more ...
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Uneven chest after pushups

This happened last year that when I used to do pushups, I realized my chest got uneven, and its more than just a bit but still only noticeable to me. I do wrist pushups properly but don't understand ...
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Is it necessary to train 'outer' pecs or 'inner' pecs?

For years the three Staples of chest development I have known have been upper pecs, middle pecs, and lower pecs. There are a lot of posts about inner and outer oec development.. and even a lot of ...
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How can I engage my chest more when doing pushups?

I understand that pushups are supposed to be a chest exercise primarily. However, I find that I use my triceps and anterior deltoids more than my chest when doing the exercise. How can I engage my ...
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Is it necessary to do flat, incline and decline flys?

On Thursdays I work on my chest and triceps. This is probably my favourite workout day, except for the final component which is flat, incline and then decline flys. My current Thursday looks like this:...
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Uneven chest by doing bench press/butterfly

I was eager to exercise so I brought some of the dumbbells home and without anyone's help I started doing butterfly exercise or mostly known as bench press. But this put me in a very huge dilemma. My ...
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I have atrophied pectorals. How should I train them ? Pictures

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 ...
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Push ups-Wrist strain?

I used to do 200 push ups a day but I have heard that they put a tremendous amount of strain on your wrists so I decided not to do them often anymore. Is this true, or just a myth?
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What is this exercise called and what is it's purpose

Referring to the image below, the arm involved in the exercise is bent to 90 degrees throughout the exercise, as if doing hammer curls, only that the arm stays in that position throughout this ...
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What is the best exercise to increase the size of my chest muscles?

I am going nearly 3 years for a gym. My BMI is ok. My height is 173cm and my chest in 36 inch. Can I further expand my chest ?Is there any good exercise ?
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Lower Chest Pushups?

I have been trying calisthenics and when doing pushups I find that the next day the muscles that I feel sore are the lats (gods know why) and my upper chest. The part near the clavicle. I was ...
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Feeling my chest being built during dips?

So dips are supposed to hit triceps, right? Well today at my gym I did about 40 of them and my chest still feels like its expanding right now, but my triceps don't. Is this normal? Can dips be hitting ...
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What exercises can help my slightly concaved chest?

I have a condition known as Pectus Excavatum, more commonly referred to as a sunken or concaved chest. I was not born with this - it has developed as I grew up, and is relatively minor when compared ...
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Benefits of dumbell bench press with palms facing towards yourself

Can someone please tell me which muscles are involved when dumbbell bench press is done with palms facing towards yourself? I tried it with my elbow tucked by my side and next day I didn't feel ...
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Exercise for Upper chest

What would be the best exercises for developing a upper chest ? I know the answer would be inclined Press movements but some how these don't really help me. Know matter how many I do, I can't get my ...
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Combining different muscle groups

When I started going to gym, it happened that I had chest+shoulders+biceps day, back+triceps day and legs day. But I've heard many times that people tend to do chest+triceps because triceps works ...
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Big chest and lats with simple bodyweight routine?

I'd like to build my chest, shoulders, and lats using a simple bodyweight routine that I can do at home. It seems like there are a million options out there, but I just want something simple I can ...
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Avoid chest exercises for flat chest

My goal is to have flat chest. Something in line with what Paul Walker has in this picture. From my general observation, I have found that surfers & swimmers have that kind of physique specially ...
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Good exercises for lower pecs without weights

Note: I'm just trying to get in shape over the summer while I'm away from school so I'm an amateur when it comes to physical fitness and I might not know what I'm talking about. As of right now I'm ...
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exercise schedule without gym equipments

I am an IT professional, and don't get much time for exercising. I used to go to the gym, but now I dont get much time. All I have is just 15 minutes in the morning to exercise. I don't have any ...
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What is the hardest bodyweight chest exercise?

By "the hardest bodyweight chest exercise", I mean the one that requires the most amount of skill and strength. Is there a bodyweight chest equivalent to the handstand pushup or the front lever, for ...
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Proper hand placement for chest flys?

I was doing butterfly chest excercise with machine as shown here But, my trainer said I am doing it wrong as my hands should be straight when coming to front. While earlier, my elbow was bent when I ...
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Should you really work on your legs the most?

Since your legs are the biggest muscle group on your body, should they be worked more than the rest of the body? And should the chest and shoulders be the most worked on upper body becuase they are ...
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Is there any benefit to dumbbell flys on a flat bench vs dumbbell flys on an incline bench?

So like the title says : Is there any benefit to dumbbell flys on a flat bench vs dumbbell flys on an incline bench? Does one position offer something the other does not?
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How to prevent blisters on plam during normal excercises such as dumb bells

I normally lift dumb bells of about 7-8 kg(5 sets with 10 each) and later do pull-ups (2 sets of 25 with a gap in between)and later the chest press(2 sets of 25 with upto 20 kgs).Although in all these ...
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Chest workouts without pull-ups or bench-presses

What chest exercises are available for people who don't have access to a pull-up bar or a bench/barbell? Are there any specific exercises that stand out as extremely good?
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Equipment for lower chest at home

I want to show up more lower chest.This is my problem.What equipments (start from cheapest) will be great at home that will give me results to show more my lower chest?
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Why big weight bench press makes me feel less sore?

The following is one experiment I have done: Bench press to exercise my chest. Method One: 50KG, 8~10 reps, 10 sets. During the next two days, my chest muscle did not feel as painful and sore as I ...
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Gym has max 30 kgs dumbbells; how to progress?

My local gym has dumbbells up to 30 kgs. I can bench several multiples of that. How to do progressive flys and DB presses with this limitation? (There is a pec fly machine, but it tops out at 80 kgs) ...
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Bulking up a (relatively) small chest

Compared to my shoulders and arms (and even my abs), my chest is virtually non-existent. For as long as I can remember I've always had pretty muscular arms & shoulders (most likely down to ...
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Incline or Flat Bench First? Dumbbell or Barbell First? Why?

I've been following a weightlifting workout where the chest workout is in this order: barbell incline chest press dumbbell incline chest press barbell flat chest press I've seen incline ...
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Widen chest area (side)

I always see alot of professional sportsmen, that their chest/ribcage from the side-view is very wide. For the normal average human, my arms can cover the whole of my side-view of my chest. How ...
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Angle importance in Inclined Chest fly

How important is angle in inclined chest fly, i found that if angle is low chest fly become more difficult and my biceps also get engaged but if angle is high near 90 than more pressure in chest? ...
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Weight loss conundrum [duplicate]

I want to know how I can lose fat and gain muscle simultaneously. This is my current situation. I have fat chest. I have small arms. Fat stomach. Belly fat in back. I am going to gym four days ...
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Left side bigger than right side

I started doing serious push-ups in July (60 a day). It's been almost 4 months and I got good results. My chest, biceps, triceps have become bigger, much more defined. However, my left side chest, ...
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How do I get perfect chest shape for men?

I am in fitness since 4 years and doing lots of sports and also going to gym. I have tried all kind of chest exercises whether in GYM or HOUSE. But still I did not achieve the perfect chest shape with ...
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Query on Guillotine press

I have been doing the guillotine press for two weeks due to the unavailability of an incline bench at my gym. I heard that it can cause serious rotator cuff injury when used long term. I wanted to ...
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Chest excercises without bench

I currently don't have access to a bench but I wan't to target my chest. This question: How should I do push up to get better chest? has some great info about targetting your chest with push ups. ...
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Plateau Chest/Back - Need New Routine

I've been working out for a little over a year now. I'm not in great shape, but I do believe I have a better-than-average diet. My question is how I can get my bench press and pull ups to increase. ...
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Dip bar width to involve chest

I go to a nearby park and do dips on parallel bars. I try to do them with my elbows not flared out i.e. tucked by my side. I feel my triceps getting engaged a lot but I don't feel it in my chest. Is ...
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push up routine for lean and toned chest

I am doing push ups every day in the following manner: 1: 2 X 14 standard push ups 2: 2 X 10 declined push ups 3: 2 X 8 push ups using fists I often heard doing push ups other day build chest ...
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How to target the upper middle / inner part of the chest?

What exercises can you do to target the upper middle/inner part of the chest? Is it as simple as doing incline chest press?
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Can I skip chest day completely?

I am a 18 yo male and I started going to the gym. I have only 3 days/week for working out. I am a combination of skinny, fat and muscle:)) I stand at 1,76 meters and I weight 68 kg. I decided to do: -...
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How to create the small triangle on chest

I want to create the small triangle on my chest.It is between the two pecs.In the image the two black marks i mesn.Thank you a lot
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Uneven chest… Please help

Uneven chest. Please help.. Body fat will be around 9-11%
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Everytime I workout my chest my shoulder do all the work

Always, when I work my chest, my shoulders do all the work. I do the exercises the right way with a lower amount of weights and still my shoulders do all the work. What is the best way to build chest ...
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Is the bench useless?

Apparently function of the tricep is also pulling the humerus back, and function of the chest is also pulling the humerus down. And Indeed pullovers are listen as both back and chest builders. And ...
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How to efficiently stretch Pec Minor (Pectoralis Minor) for rounded shoulders

For about 20 years now, I have had rounded shoulders due to too mostly too tight Pec Minor muscles. I've been trying to change that for about a year now. My investigations on the internet brought me ...