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Tim18Germany

Pecs - Different exercises necessary?

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Different exercises for pecs are a good idea because mixing up a workout will help stimulate growth in strength and size.  I am a big fan of dips, and although they can be more of a tricep exercise they are a great pec builder.  Of course bench press is still king of chest exercises but I would say that dips are a close second.

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I'm a little late to the party (just joined) but have been arguing / evaluating this issue lately as a trainer. (I'm a competitive BBer too). You cannot shape a muscle or work parts of it, period. The pecs SEEM  like an exception, but that is a myth. (And it does really feel like you are working "upper" pecs on incline, when the upper part of the chest bunches up because of the angle.) My view has been confirmed by studies using EEG. Don't worry about upper/lower/inner/outer anything. Inclines, etc are fine, but the angle won't change the muscle contraction.

And in any case, never understood why guys were trying to shape their pecs, when didn't have much pecs to start with.

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