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Forum change; Chest development.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 by  
Filed under Daily Blog

October
21
2008

There has been a change on the forum that affects how threads and posts are marked as “read” or “unread”. It’s important that you understand the change, and also know that the first time you visit the forum after the change was made all threads and posts from the past 10 days will show as “unread”. I apologize for the inconvenience of having old threads and posts showing as unread, but this is a one time thing, and is something that could not be avoided in order to make this change. For more information on this change, please take a moment to read this.

Yesterday’s leg workout was phenomenal! I added weight to every exercise once again this week, and still hit my target reps. I’m very pleased with how much my strength has improved over the past month. I’m still not close to the weights I was throwing around at the end of my 2006 bulk, but I’m also 35 pounds lighter than I was then.

Today is my chest and triceps workout, and I’m looking forward to a powerful end to my current exercise rotation (I’ll be changing up all my exercises next week). My pecs are an area that needs considerable improvement, and my upper chest in particular is lagging. When it comes to chest development, I feel that going overly heavy and simply pushing the weight up and down is sub-optimal. I’ve found that the best results are achieved (again, speaking strictly from a hypertrophy standpoint) by using weight that is challenging while using perfect “bodybuilder” bench press form: shoulder blades pinched together, back slightly arced, elbows flared and a controlled, slow-ish cadence with a hard squeeze at the top of the lift. The entire time the lift is being performed I focus 100% on the muscles I’m working. Having that “mind-muscle connection” is very important.

As always, thanks for stopping by. Train hard, and have a fantastic day!

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