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Old 03-21-2005, 11:57 PM
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Hi! I have a question about chest exercises...I've been weight training several times a week for a while now (not a lot of cardio because I don't really want to lose weight) and I've noticed I've gained muscle in my arms, legs, etc, but I think I may have lost some body fat as well. Unfortunatly, some of the fat I've lost was in my chest (and I wasn't very big to begin with). My diet is pretty healthy, but I know I should increase my calories, fat, and protein intake since I seem to be losing weight.

I've started doing some chest exercises at the gym lately, but I'm not sure if they will have the desired effect. I've heard/read conflicting information - some say chest exercises will help women's breasts stand out a little more since you are strengthening the muscles behind them, but I've also heard the opposite - that chest exercises will just tighten things up more (i.e. make them smaller). I know that chest exercises won't work miracles or anything, but I don't want to do them if they'll have the opposite effect I am striving for. I'd really appreciate some advice!
Old 03-22-2005, 01:51 AM
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most of the girls at our gym do really light weight chest excersizes. Cant really help you with the outcome of doing them but they seem pretty popular
Old 03-22-2005, 09:18 AM
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I firmly believe in heavy lifting for the chest area for women and have been doing it for 4 years(I'm now 40). I haven't seen a change in cup size(still a B, sigh!) but I am definately firm, perky and get my share of appreciative looks from the males in the weightroom. For me, the key has been to really mix up the exercises. I do all kinds of presses, flys and push ups, declines, inclines, flat bench, cables, barbells and dumb bells. Its such a versatile area to work on.
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Old 03-22-2005, 10:49 AM
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The chest is a muscle, like any other..fat is fat...when we are striving to cut..we lose fat from all over our body, including the chest area. I go for heavier weight on chest, working for mass.

Would you rather be a c cup or a d cup with poor health or an a cup or b cup that can give anyone a run for their money? You are much more than just a cup size..I bet you knew that already.

Now, the approach on the exercises varies on the individual, I like to work the mid, lower and upper section of the chest, emphasizing with different angles during the exercises. That is just me.

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Thanks for the advice! Looks like using heavier weights & doing a variety of excercises is the consensus...Thanks! [img]/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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and there is also the old addage that building up the lower pecs helps with shape, but an all over rounding can help cleavage. Go with what lil A said. And welcome to ABC!
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Thanks! I'll keep that in mind. [img]/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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