Bodybuilding.com Information Motivation Supplementation
in:

    The World’s #1 Bodybuilding And Fitness Forum - Save Up To 50% Off Retail Prices In Our Bodybuilding.com Store!

Reply
Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Registered User OsloTheViking's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2012
    Location: Sydney, Samoa, Australia
    Stats: 5'7", 154 lbs
    Posts: 372
    Rep Power: 0
    OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank)
    Visit OsloTheViking's BodySpace
    OsloTheViking is offline

    Does Standing/Seated Dumbell Press/Military Press work the upper chest?

    Need to know because I am weak in the upper chest department.
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User CarolinaFit's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2010
    Age: 34
    Stats: 6'2", 212 lbs
    Posts: 18
    Rep Power: 0
    CarolinaFit is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit CarolinaFit's BodySpace
    CarolinaFit is offline
    Hey Oslo,

    The exercises that you mentioned are shoulder focused. If you want to build the chest, work chest focused exercises. But, if you really want an answer.... standing...no. The other 2, it just depends on the angle of the bench. Slightly farther back, slightly more chest. Feel free to pm me anytime if you need help.
    Originally Posted by OsloTheViking View Post
    Need to know because I am weak in the upper chest department.
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Registered User OsloTheViking's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2012
    Location: Sydney, Samoa, Australia
    Stats: 5'7", 154 lbs
    Posts: 372
    Rep Power: 0
    OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank)
    Visit OsloTheViking's BodySpace
    OsloTheViking is offline
    Originally Posted by CarolinaFit View Post
    Hey Oslo,

    The exercises that you mentioned are shoulder focused. If you want to build the chest, work chest focused exercises. But, if you really want an answer.... standing...no. The other 2, it just depends on the angle of the bench. Slightly farther back, slightly more chest. Feel free to pm me anytime if you need help.
    ive been thinking of doing all pro beginner routine but the thing is i already have a good foundation for lower chest and i need to build the upper chest so that is the only problem i have with the routine
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User k9pit's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2010
    Age: 35
    Stats: 5'11", 190 lbs
    Posts: 3,660
    Rep Power: 2410
    k9pit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) k9pit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) k9pit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) k9pit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) k9pit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) k9pit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) k9pit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) k9pit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) k9pit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) k9pit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) k9pit has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit k9pit's BodySpace
    k9pit is offline
    If you have a tendency to lean back or if your seat is less than upright, the upper chest will be involved.

    It isn't optimal in my opinion if you are targeting your front delts with the movement but it is what it is nonetheless.

    I wouldn't depend on it solely for upper chest as it's more of a carryover effect. Just do incline presses or flyes if you wanna directly hit upper chest.
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User OsloTheViking's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2012
    Location: Sydney, Samoa, Australia
    Stats: 5'7", 154 lbs
    Posts: 372
    Rep Power: 0
    OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank)
    Visit OsloTheViking's BodySpace
    OsloTheViking is offline
    Originally Posted by OsloTheViking View Post
    Need to know because I am weak in the upper chest department.
    Originally Posted by k9pit View Post
    If you have a tendency to lean back or if your seat is less than upright, the upper chest will be involved.

    It isn't optimal in my opinion if you are targeting your front delts with the movement but it is what it is nonetheless.

    I wouldn't depend on it solely for upper chest as it's more of a carryover effect. Just do incline presses or flyes if you wanna directly hit upper chest.
    so for the all pro routine could i lets say replace military press with incline db/barbell press/ guillotine press?
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Registered User MichaelCJ's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2011
    Stats: 6'2", 230 lbs
    Posts: 3,113
    Rep Power: 1375
    MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit MichaelCJ's BodySpace
    MichaelCJ is offline
    Originally Posted by OsloTheViking View Post
    so for the all pro routine could i lets say replace military press with incline db/barbell press/ guillotine press?
    No.

    And with benching three times a week, I doubt your chest will be weak for long, all else being equal.
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Registered User OsloTheViking's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2012
    Location: Sydney, Samoa, Australia
    Stats: 5'7", 154 lbs
    Posts: 372
    Rep Power: 0
    OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank)
    Visit OsloTheViking's BodySpace
    OsloTheViking is offline
    Originally Posted by MichaelCJ View Post
    No.

    And with benching three times a week, I doubt your chest will be weak for long, all else being equal.
    no my chest is not weak, the upper chest near the collar bone area is small while the lower part is large.
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Registered User OsloTheViking's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2012
    Location: Sydney, Samoa, Australia
    Stats: 5'7", 154 lbs
    Posts: 372
    Rep Power: 0
    OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank)
    Visit OsloTheViking's BodySpace
    OsloTheViking is offline

    ..

    Originally Posted by MichaelCJ View Post
    No.

    And with benching three times a week, I doubt your chest will be weak for long, all else being equal.
    will my upper chest grow from this routine tho? i think mili press should have some good effects and + im a beginner
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    Registered User MichaelCJ's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2011
    Stats: 6'2", 230 lbs
    Posts: 3,113
    Rep Power: 1375
    MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) MichaelCJ has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit MichaelCJ's BodySpace
    MichaelCJ is offline
    no my chest is not weak, the upper chest near the collar bone area is small while the lower part is large.
    If you say so. I doubt it - chances are, you're just weak all over. And no, I'm not having a go; it just tends to be the case with newbies. Nothing wrong with that - newbie gains are ripe for the picking, is the upside.

    Bench hits the upper chest, by the way. No, it's not a primary target, but it is worked by that lift. Much as I feel pretty damn sure that you don't need to mess with that program, if you absolutely had to, and if your chest is exactly as you say in reality, you could maybe try alternating flat bench with incline bench, but keep everything else the same.

    It feels wrong to even type that, however, and every instinct tells me you'd be better off sticking with allpro's exactly as written. In the end though, it's your call. Good luck, whatever you decide. Enjoy dem newbie gains!
    Reply With Quote

  10. #10
    Registered User OsloTheViking's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2012
    Location: Sydney, Samoa, Australia
    Stats: 5'7", 154 lbs
    Posts: 372
    Rep Power: 0
    OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank)
    Visit OsloTheViking's BodySpace
    OsloTheViking is offline
    Originally Posted by MichaelCJ View Post
    If you say so. I doubt it - chances are, you're just weak all over. And no, I'm not having a go; it just tends to be the case with newbies. Nothing wrong with that - newbie gains are ripe for the picking, is the upside.

    Bench hits the upper chest, by the way. No, it's not a primary target, but it is worked by that lift. Much as I feel pretty damn sure that you don't need to mess with that program, if you absolutely had to, and if your chest is exactly as you say in reality, you could maybe try alternating flat bench with incline bench, but keep everything else the same.

    It feels wrong to even type that, however, and every instinct tells me you'd be better off sticking with allpro's exactly as written. In the end though, it's your call. Good luck, whatever you decide. Enjoy dem newbie gains!
    ok i was butthurt but i decided ill take your advice and not add upper chest focus exercises to the allpro routine.
    few more things tho. my biceps are too big so i dont want to curl if you see my pics you will know what i mean.
    and bb rows dont work my lats for some reason.
    only things that do are db rows, seated cable rows and chinups
    Reply With Quote

  11. #11
    Banned Pakina's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2012
    Posts: 391
    Rep Power: 0
    Pakina is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Pakina is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Pakina is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Pakina is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Pakina is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Pakina is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Pakina is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Pakina is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Pakina is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Pakina is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) Pakina is a splendid one to behold. (+10000)
    Pakina is offline
    It does, but incline presses target it more specifically.

    People who lean back during overhead presses and turn them into an incline press angle would also be targetting it.
    Reply With Quote

  12. #12
    Hell is other mice. IDrinkBloodLOL's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2011
    Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
    Stats: 5'10", 194 lbs
    Posts: 9,804
    Rep Power: 25483
    IDrinkBloodLOL has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IDrinkBloodLOL has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IDrinkBloodLOL has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IDrinkBloodLOL has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IDrinkBloodLOL has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IDrinkBloodLOL has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IDrinkBloodLOL has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IDrinkBloodLOL has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IDrinkBloodLOL has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IDrinkBloodLOL has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) IDrinkBloodLOL has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit IDrinkBloodLOL's BodySpace
    IDrinkBloodLOL is offline
    For me, yes. Not everyone responds to this the same way though, just like how some people get a lot of chest work out of the bench press and others get nothing but front delt and tricep DOMS.
    Reps: confuoco

    Supreme Commander of the Exercises Section (Appointed 7/14/2014)

    [Noble Savage Nutrition: Gallon of Gore A Day ]
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=163917301

    This world is for people who want to eat McDonald’s, cheer for a football team and hold a steady job at the local dildo factory. It doesn't apply to people like me, who basically want to be barbarians.
    Reply With Quote

  13. #13
    Registered User OsloTheViking's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2012
    Location: Sydney, Samoa, Australia
    Stats: 5'7", 154 lbs
    Posts: 372
    Rep Power: 0
    OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank) OsloTheViking is the lowest scum of the boards. (Worst Rank)
    Visit OsloTheViking's BodySpace
    OsloTheViking is offline
    ok thanks guys ive decided i will focus on military press to build upper chest, should do something
    Reply With Quote

Reply

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Home Store Products Careers Help Contact Us Terms of Use Checkout