Thread: Pre exhausting chest
03-30-2005, 12:21 PM #1
Pre exhausting chest
Does anyone else do heavy ass flyes before chest press? Do you feel it overtrain you or do you find it benificial?
I love to do 3 sets of incline flyes(very heavy flyes and not so deep, just until I can feel the stretch a bit) before I do my db chest presses.
Im just afraid to overtrain my chest since I do that very easily. But I always notice my chests gets fuller and rounder from doing so. Would it be to much to do it every week??
For a while a couple of weeks ago I did 2 sets of flyes on one angle and then 2 sets of db press, then I lowered the angle by one hole and did another 2 sets of flyes and 2 sets of presses. The pump is amazing But the weights used in db press becomes pretty phatetic(12-20ibs less)
03-30-2005, 12:31 PM #2
I do incline db flyes 4sets to warm up my chest before doing a pressing movement, I don't feel it pre-exhausts it, more it just strecthes and warms up my shoulders and chest.
03-30-2005, 01:30 PM #3
ill do light flys bf any presses just to heat my chest up and stretch it a lil bit
03-30-2005, 01:39 PM #4Originally Posted by johan
03-30-2005, 01:41 PM #5Originally Posted by HammerCurler
I usualy rep with the 95's in incline. After some heavy ass flyes I only rep with the 80-84's
03-30-2005, 02:13 PM #6
i always do cable flys prior to a press to warm up the muscle tissue and stretch it out...
cold muscles are weak muscles and stretched muscles are happy muscles
03-30-2005, 02:40 PM #7
I'm yet to make that a mainstay in my chest routine
i do it for shoulders tho (front raises, benta laterals, and later raise BEFORE pressing)
works great there...so should work good for chest
03-30-2005, 02:47 PM #8
In theory, it is the most effective way to work the chest. This is because the chest muscles are bigger and stronger than the shoulder and triceps ( which are heavily recruited during chest). Therefore, these smaller muscles "theoritically" limits your strength/size for the chest muscles (they cannot be fully fatigues due to the smaller muscles giving out). I said this is in theory, I don't want a dumbass to say that I said it was most effective like another post about theory and application~
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