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    Post One pec bigger than the other

    Ok my bad if some of this is hard to understand as i just pulled an all nighter at my mates and im on my iphone

    My right pec is so much bigger than my left! Its as if my right is fully developed but my left is only half :s mainly the middle sticks out way more on my right and looks more defined, i was wondering if i should use heavier weight on my left side until it evens out, im currently doing the following for my chest:

    Decline bench press: 15 reps, up 10kg and 12 reps, then up another 10kg 10 reps, then up another 10kg 8 reps

    Flat bench dumbell flies (i think its these ones) 4 sets x 15 reps

    Dumbell bench press 4x 15

    Chest dips: 4x15

    Pec deck: 4x15
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    This happened to me when i started working out. For me, i just kept doing my normal routine keeping the weights the same on both sides because the lagging peck will eventually catch up.

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    I agree with what k20chris said. It should even out. Having said that, I think you need to re-think your routine. IMO it is seriously sub par. If your goal is to get huge, this chest routine doesn't cut it.
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    Thanks for the quick replies guys appreciate it, and umm what u mean by doesnt cut it? I dont mean get huge like huge im bulking heaps atm n thought that wud be the right category? But umm yeah thanks for the info guys
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    Yeah, keeping the weight the same is what I have been advised. For chest, I would think that dumbbell work would also be useful in assisting the weaker pec in catching up.

    I agree with josh in that, from what I understand, your chest routine looks better suited to endurance than size gain.
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    well to be blunt it sucks. It doesn't seem effective. To much decline. To many reps being performed to build muscle. Ineffective exercise order. Just ask and I'm sure everyone can help you put a more effective routine together. And just based on this post, you may want to post your whole routine not just your chest workout, and have it critiqued.
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    I agree with WyomIAN, dumbells would be the best thing to even it out, however your reps are too much. If you are building, you should aim to do 6-8 reps. That means use the weights that will allow you to push a max of 6-8 reps for roughly 3-4 sets

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    Quote Originally Posted by K20chRis View Post
    I agree with WyomIAN, dumbells would be the best thing to even it out, however your reps are too much. If you are building, you should aim to do 6-8 reps. That means use the weights that will allow you to push a max of 6-8 reps for roughly 3-4 sets
    Actually the rep range used for building muscle is 12-6, depending on the exercise, and what order it is being used in the routine. And there is also a commonly used technique called pyramiding, where you start with 12 reps, increase the weight, then do 10, increase the weight, do 8, increase the weight, then do 6 reps. So you can actually utilize the higher and lower end of rep ranges for building muscle. But usually you don't want to pyramid every exercise.
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    I was told rep range for muscle growhth was 8-10, but josh has a point.
    Also your chest routine won't cut it for growing.
    Why are u doing decline benching 1st? Overdevelopped lower chest gives u that sagging chest look, start with incline then flat bench press
    Keep your sets lower and weight high ...sets of 15 is to high...
    This comes to affect especially when u want one pec to catch up to the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rekonize View Post
    I was told rep range for muscle growhth was 8-10, but josh has a point.
    Also your chest routine won't cut it for growing.
    Why are u doing decline benching 1st? Overdevelopped lower chest gives u that sagging chest look, start with incline then flat bench press
    Keep your sets lower and weight high ...sets of 15 is to high...
    This comes to affect especially when u want one pec to catch up to the other.

    ok, so this wont stunt my growth doing reps of 8-10?
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    na the rule is just dont go below 8 reps

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARod68759 View Post
    na the rule is just dont go below 8 reps
    What if you end up doing 5 reps of your regular 8 rep weight because of fatigue? =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeme666 View Post
    What if you end up doing 5 reps of your regular 8 rep weight because of fatigue? =)
    in the end i dont care THAT much if i do stunt my growth cause im already roughly 6 foot but wouldnt mind gettin a bit taller since my bros 6"6 and dads 6"5 but i saw this guy at gym that was like 5"7 n ne waz tank tank as hell but it looked kinda wierd lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by bballer4lyf View Post
    in the end i dont care THAT much if i do stunt my growth cause im already roughly 6 foot
    As a teenager you have to be aware of the possibility of bone injuries...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    As a teenager you have to be aware of the possibility of bone injuries...
    yeah true few days ago pulled my shoulder doin bench press on my 1st set dunno what was up there since i was warmin up with 40kg
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