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Why big weight bench press makes me feel less sore?

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is what what we usually mean when we talk about soreness. Let me explain some basics before going to the bench press example. DOMS is caused in general by ...
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Does the skull-crusher work the chest isometrically?

The chest also pulls the the elbow from overhead position down to your belly, hence why dips, Iron crosses and Pullovers or Front levers and pull ups work your chest. Muscles have no precise function, ...
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Are flared elbows better for upper chest?

If EMG activation is an outcome you care about, maybe. The full text is paywalled (thanks Elsevier), but figure 4 of “Force direction and arm position affect contribution of clavicular and sternal ...
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Lower Chest Pushups?

You say that you're doing calisthenics and you want to target the lower pecs. You have effectively just described the need for dips! My personal favourite exercise. I'm sure you already know how to do ...
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Plateau Chest/Back - Need New Routine

You're spending too much time benching light and doing heavily-counterweighted "pull-ups". Instead of doing 36 light bench press reps and 3 or 4 heavy reps, do 15 to 25 heavy reps. Three to five ...
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What is this exercise called and what is it's purpose

It is a form of external rotation and works on the rotator cuff. Related exercises covers the topic in more detail, but I'll emphasize using light weights as the muscles involved are comparatively ...
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What is this exercise called and what is it's purpose

Your intuition that the muscles moving the barbell left and right are not working against gravity is correct - these are the internal and external rotators of the shoulder, and the only resistance ...
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What is the hardest bodyweight chest exercise?

Well, if there is a "chest equivalent" to a handstand pushup or front lever, it's either a full planche or maltese. (or the push up variants of both exercises) Both exercises require a lot more than ...
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How to rack/unrack the barbell properly in bench press

The first picture is a more accurate depiction of a proper rack position (i.e., over the eyes). The reason for beginning with your eyes under the bar isn't because it's easier to unrack (it's arguably ...
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How would you replace the bench press for chest hypertrophy?

If I was experiencing pain in the bench press, I would aim to fix the problem, while only temporarily employing alternative exercises for chest hypertrophy. Firstly, to answer your question, ...
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Equipment for lower chest at home

To target the lower part of the chest, you want to focus on a declined angle during your exercises. If you have no equipment, you can do push-ups with your feet on the floor and your hands on a ...
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Proper hand placement for chest flys?

It's hard to answer this question since you did not describe your form very well. The picture provided is the correct technique, and I don't know what your trainer is telling you. Chest flys ...
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Uneven chest.... Please help

Personally I don't see it, and it could be the way you're standing, positioning your body, or holding your phone. If you still see it and it bothers you, keep in mind a certain amount of asymmetry is ...
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Chest excercises without bench

Using an inexpensive exercise ball, or, some other stable platform will increase the types of chest exercises that you can do. For example, you would then be able to perform a dumbbell fly and a ...
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Chest excercises without bench

Press ups, as stated in the question you linked to, are always a good option. You can use progressions and regressions, depending on your strength level. Dumbbell floor presses are also a good ...
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Why certain muscle groups just dont grow

This is just a comment but a rather long one so I can't put it in the comments. There is certainly not enough information in your question to answer the question. Your question doesn't even quantify ...
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How to get rid off from Pectus Carinatum aka Pigeon chest through diet and workout

I understand your feelings completely as I have a much more severe case of pectus carinatum than you. I was bullied at school and became deeply depressed for years. I was always worried about how my ...
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How to get huge triceps?

If you're not seeing results working a body part once per week, I recommend trying to work that body part more often. Soreness doesn't really enter into the question unless it is debilitating. I have ...
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Do chest muscles depend on wrist size as well?

TLDR: Yes, you can certainly have a strong/big chest, or any other muscle you are looking for with hard work and the right diet even with small wrists. You might not have the same potential as the top ...
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Are there any good exercises to make pectus carinatum less noticeable and exercises that can help get rid of rib flare

You just need to gain some weight. You have a BMI of 18.5. You could stand to gain 40 pounds and your BMI would stay in the healthy range of "less than 25", especially if a good portion of ...
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Are paused partial roms a good way to build into the full rom of an exercise?

Yes. That is a good way to strengthen an exercise. The key is to go a little bit lower every time you do the exercise. So if you currently only go half-way, then go half-way + 1 inch the following ...
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Peck deck machine vs dumbbells flyes

Even if the weight-stack is 100kg, all the pulleys make it so the actual weight you need to push, is far less than 100kg. And the number of pulleys, as well as their size, lubrication and distance ...
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Dips and pushups in the same week?

You can absolutely do them on the same day. There's no way why you should restrain on doing them. You just have to manage your total workload based on how you feel physically and mentally or based on ...
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Lower Chest Pushups?

If you're just doing push-ups, it's all about the angle. As your hands go higher, you're targeting more of the upper-chest. As your feet go higher, you're targeting more of the lower-chest. The catch ...
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Can losing weight from diarrhea affect chest muscles?

In the short term, no you should not feel any adverse effects from a bout of illness. However, if it becomes a chronic condition, that may lead to muscle deterioration as your body is constantly In ...
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Angle importance in Inclined Chest fly

There's no specific angle. Focus on what feels right for you. Since you feel your chest more when doing it at 90 degrees, try to keep it around that.
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Dumb bell pullover muscles

Yes, deltoids are involved in the exercise. As far as a “twitch”, you should not feel any pain or discomfort performing the exercise. If the “twitch” persists, seek medical help, or, try a different ...
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What is this weird exercise given to me by my Trainer for chest?

Your description could describe a Front Raise As regards how the Front Raise can target the pectoral muscles, this fellow comments on underhanded Front Raises: Depending on how you do ...
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obtain mass on chest,biceps,triceps program

Can someone build chest,biceps and triceps making workout only the days i reffered?i am doing twice a day Yes, 3 days per week is adequate. Will i succeed ? We don't know. It depends entirely on ...
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Chest excercises without bench

In my opinion Dips will be the best to shred up your chest. Often cited as the equivalent of the squat for the upper body. I'm a big fan of the big compound moves where ever i can get them. They ...
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