So Iíve been working out for a good 8+ months. Iím 16 years old and have been noticing something that seems to not be a huge problem but itís definitely bugging the crap out of me. My chest is absolutely huge compared to everything else. The shirts I wear have to fit to just let my chest be comfortable so I can breathe.
The downside is, however, my arms arenít up to speed with my chest as youíd expect them to be. Iím 165 pounds (down from 220 give or take last June) and have come a long way. I have even gone to doing close grip bench more often just to hit the triceps a bit more.
What should I do to get my arms up to speed? Iím considering Creatine, But I donít want ďWater GunsĒ, I wonít the real stuff. Plus, last time I was on it (back at 175 pounds in January or so) I experienced bloating. Iíd prefer to keep my stomach as lean as possible so I can get 100% visible abs by Mid summer.
TL;DR Ė Big chest, arms donít match it, how to build bigger arms?
Bit more info: Iíve been lifting heavy the past few months. My dad, previous bodybuilder, told me I should consider going a few weeks/ month or so of High reps/Lower weight to get my body out of itís current adaptation. Is there any
BTW: It's not a fat chest, it's solid rock 85% of the time.
Thread: Chest too big.
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Chest too big.
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Alright dude, im in the same position as you - chest and back out of proportion to the rest of my body, and around the same age. I recently bought Creatine this week and have found it is really good, i can push my self harder then before, and have been aching like when i first started going to the gym - and i'd prefer to look massive with water arms than have abs, you could always try cutting later on and get that six pack. I also have started Jim Stopanni's 12 week "Shortcut To Size", that should work on getting your body out of its normal adaption, as it is split up into 3 microcyles, each microcycle is 4 weeks, week1, lower weight but 12-15reps on each exercise, week 2 is 9-11reps, week 3, 5-8 and week 4, 3-5 so you are adding weight each week, give it a look. Hope this helps you dude!
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Thanks for all the great replies guys, I'd rep if I could.
@Ryan - Thanks man, I will definitely look into that, anything to push out of my current adaptation is a start.
@Smitty- I definitely need to hit triceps more, in fact until recently, I had only been working the side of the tricep (forget name) and had been completely neglecting the bottom of it (elbow to armpit) aside from bench pressing and Dumbell bench/incline. Had never isolated it with ropes or nothing. So I've got quite a ways Dont know how i missed it, just never knew to do it...
@Aesthetic - Good advice, definitely will try and incorporate it.
@Lindoras - Thanks for clearing that up, I'll put Incline DB flies into my routine. I accept the challenge.
-BBQ- : Nice pic btw. I laughed.
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I also have a massive chest and pin arms... fml
edit... I think it may be how you train muscles? i love training chest and push really hard
yet i hate training byceps, so give up pretty easy..
may be the reason for your imbalance too (muscle mind connection?)
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