24/7 Customer Service 1-866-236-8417 Need Help? 1-866-236-8417

Reply
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Registered User namqvu's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2014
    Stats: 145 lbs
    Posts: 12
    Rep Power: 0
    namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit namqvu's BodySpace
    namqvu is offline

    Lagging "Push Day" muscles.

    Hi everyone. I'm 17 years old, 5'7 at 165lbs. I've been lifting for around seven months. I'm currently on Coolcicada's Push/Pull/Legs Routine, and I'm liking it so far. My problem is, my "Push Day" muscles--chest, tris, shoulders--are noticeably underdeveloped. I've tried things from changing up exercises, dropsets, etc. and nothing's really changing. These parts have always been relatively smaller for me, but as I'm getting bigger everywhere else, the lagging parts are especially noticeable. Any advice on how to bring up "Push Day" muscles? Any help would be terrific.
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User cvanenkle's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2013
    Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Age: 25
    Stats: 5'7", 169 lbs
    Posts: 59
    Rep Power: 28
    cvanenkle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) cvanenkle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) cvanenkle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) cvanenkle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) cvanenkle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) cvanenkle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) cvanenkle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) cvanenkle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) cvanenkle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) cvanenkle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) cvanenkle has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0)
    Visit cvanenkle's BodySpace
    cvanenkle is offline
    Were you well-balanced prior to beginning P/P/L split, and your growth has accelerated on Pull/Legs, or were you always slightly un-balanced. I'd split push over two days and try to give them some more intensity and volume.
    Im not familiar with the routine, what is the push workout?
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Registered User namqvu's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2014
    Stats: 145 lbs
    Posts: 12
    Rep Power: 0
    namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit namqvu's BodySpace
    namqvu is offline
    Originally Posted by cvanenkle View Post
    Were you well-balanced prior to beginning P/P/L split, and your growth has accelerated on Pull/Legs, or were you always slightly un-balanced. I'd split push over two days and try to give them some more intensity and volume.
    Im not familiar with the routine, what is the push workout?
    I was always slightly un-balanced, just moreso now that my Pull/Legs have made significant gains. The push workout:

    Flat Barbell Bench Press: 3x5
    Seated (or Standing) Barbell Shoulder/Overhead Press: 3x5
    Incline Barbell Bench Press: 3x5
    Dumbbell Side Lateral Raise: 3x10-12
    Rope Pushdowns (circuit machine): 3x10-12
    Overhead Dumbbell Extension or similar triceps exercise: 3x10-12
    Shrugs(circuit machine or dumbbells): 3x10-12

    I also throw in some extra movements as well since I've noticed they are lagging significantly.
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    WV country muscle Jasonk282's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2010
    Location: United States
    Stats: 5'9", 163 lbs
    Posts: 25,496
    Rep Power: 32967
    Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    Visit Jasonk282's BodySpace
    Jasonk282 is offline
    lagging?

    1. you're 17
    2. you weight 165
    3. you've been lifting for 7 months.

    Stay the course...in a year from now I'm sure you won't be lagging. Give it some time.
    Former alcoholic and pain killer addict. clean since 1-1-09

    USMC vet 96-06 0311

    "For me, the barbell provides a job that feeds me and my family. I should do it every day, simply must, because it is my job, I have no other." - Dmitri Klokov

    Russian Bear program training http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=146846153
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User Mt.Hoodlum's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2008
    Age: 32
    Stats: 5'11", 194 lbs
    Posts: 275
    Rep Power: 102
    Mt.Hoodlum is on a distinguished road. (+10) Mt.Hoodlum is on a distinguished road. (+10) Mt.Hoodlum is on a distinguished road. (+10) Mt.Hoodlum is on a distinguished road. (+10) Mt.Hoodlum is on a distinguished road. (+10) Mt.Hoodlum is on a distinguished road. (+10) Mt.Hoodlum is on a distinguished road. (+10) Mt.Hoodlum is on a distinguished road. (+10) Mt.Hoodlum is on a distinguished road. (+10) Mt.Hoodlum is on a distinguished road. (+10) Mt.Hoodlum is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit Mt.Hoodlum's BodySpace
    Mt.Hoodlum is offline
    Have you tried a push/pull instead of p/p/L? Youll be hitting those push muscles 2x week instead of 1x if can devote 4 days a week. I prefer this instead devoting a whole day to just legs. Check out my routine on here you might like it just search my posts it's a few pages back for my updated routine.
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Registered User magician27's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2011
    Location: Littleton, Colorado, United States
    Age: 28
    Stats: 5'10", 186 lbs
    Posts: 8,545
    Rep Power: 4179
    magician27 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) magician27 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) magician27 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) magician27 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) magician27 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) magician27 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) magician27 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) magician27 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) magician27 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) magician27 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) magician27 is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500)
    Visit magician27's BodySpace
    magician27 is offline
    try gaining weight,keep lifting heavy. on your profile picture you dont look seriously underdeveloped
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Registered User TJP33's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2013
    Location: Lagrangeville, New York, United States
    Age: 32
    Stats: 5'8", 190 lbs
    Posts: 1,760
    Rep Power: 7024
    TJP33 is a name known to all. (+5000) TJP33 is a name known to all. (+5000) TJP33 is a name known to all. (+5000) TJP33 is a name known to all. (+5000) TJP33 is a name known to all. (+5000) TJP33 is a name known to all. (+5000) TJP33 is a name known to all. (+5000) TJP33 is a name known to all. (+5000) TJP33 is a name known to all. (+5000) TJP33 is a name known to all. (+5000) TJP33 is a name known to all. (+5000)
    Visit TJP33's BodySpace
    TJP33 is offline
    I think its pretty common for people to excel in pulling groups as its more natural for the muscle to contract.. When it comes to pushing, people tend to ego lift- the primary goal is the weight and no longer the muscle. Id back the weight down and refocus on mind muscle connection where your squeezing the muscle.
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Registered User namqvu's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2014
    Stats: 145 lbs
    Posts: 12
    Rep Power: 0
    namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10) namqvu is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit namqvu's BodySpace
    namqvu is offline
    Originally Posted by Jasonk282 View Post
    lagging?

    1. you're 17
    2. you weight 165
    3. you've been lifting for 7 months.

    Stay the course...in a year from now I'm sure you won't be lagging. Give it some time.

    Is it just a matter of underdeveloped muscles due to a younger age? Right on, I've been tracking my progress via notebook to make sure I'm actually making progress.
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    WV country muscle Jasonk282's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2010
    Location: United States
    Stats: 5'9", 163 lbs
    Posts: 25,496
    Rep Power: 32967
    Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000) Jasonk282 has much to be proud of. One of the best! (+20000)
    Visit Jasonk282's BodySpace
    Jasonk282 is offline
    Originally Posted by namqvu View Post
    Is it just a matter of underdeveloped muscles due to a younger age? Right on, I've been tracking my progress via notebook to make sure I'm actually making progress.
    It's a matter of all 3 factors. Just keep making progress on your lifts and you'll be much better in a years time from now.,
    Former alcoholic and pain killer addict. clean since 1-1-09

    USMC vet 96-06 0311

    "For me, the barbell provides a job that feeds me and my family. I should do it every day, simply must, because it is my job, I have no other." - Dmitri Klokov

    Russian Bear program training http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=146846153
    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