Hi people, I'm completely new to this site, having just registered with it today! Having poured through much of the threads scattered throughout and found some useful tips along the way, I felt the need to become a member so as to put forward a simple question I've never found the solution to (in spite of the many months sat scouring the internet). First thing's first, hailing from the uk, I'll describe my physique (I'll upload a photo shortly). I'm 26 years of age, 6ft tall and weigh approximately 79kg's. I've been going to the gym for about 4 years now. The main area I've been focusing on has been my biceps. I can curl about 32 - 35kg's in each hand (x4 sets of 5-6 reps). I can bench 95-97 kg's (x4 sets of 5-6 reps). Now, I'm fairly happy with my physique, however not as happy as I'd like to be. For you see, my discontent arises from the look of my chest, my pecs! They just look too big. I mean, when I'm topless it just likes like I'm a fairly well built, muscular guy (I'm not vain, honest), but when wearing a tight t-shirt it sometimes appears that I have dreaded man-boobs!!
My question is simply this; To flatten my pecs out, should I continue with benching a high weight with lower reps, or decrease the weight and increase the reps. I'm constantly hearing conflicting information regarding either option. I'd appreciate if somebody could elaborate on why they would choose either particular option.
Incidentally, I go the gym about x5 times a week. Each session, of which lasts about 1hr 45mins, I focus on 2 muscle groups. Of late (the past few months), I start each session with a bench press routine (always heavy weights), before moving onto different muscle group. So my weekly routine would pan out tomething like this:
Monday - Chest, Biceps
Tuesday - Chest, Shoulders
Wednesday - Chest, Triceps
Thursday - Chest, Traps
Friday - Chest, Biceps
My diet's also pretty good, so not really sure what the solution is. I'd also be interested in hearing how long I can expect to wait before noticing any differences in my chest.
Cheers in advance guys