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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:02 pm 
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Does anybody have the secret to cutting up lower pecs? My chest is really solid from the middle third up, but I can't shed that last bit of fat. Granted it's an ever-improving situation, but really marked improvement is taking much longer to see there than other parts of my body. I'm guessing I should just keep at it with the cardio and it'll be the last fat to go along with my inner thighs and lower-inner arms. Technical terms, all :)

I work my chest 2-3 times a week. 1x12 135#, 1x10 155#, 1x6 185#, 1x3 205#, 3x8 185# on the bench. 3x15 dips. 20 reps each of dumbbell flys and press with 20# bells. I do 50 push-ups before bed most nights.

My bench has a decline press setting but I did that exclusively for quite a bit a while back and didn't notice any improvement. Thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: moobage
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:44 pm 
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The areas you target with your weight lifting has no correlation with where you lose fat.

Cutting calories, increasing activity (weight lifting and/or cardio) is the way to go. Your body decides where to remove the fat from depending on genetics (as far as anyone knows) so just keep at trying to lose the fat overall and it'll eventually come off the problem areas.

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 Post subject: Re: moobage
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:46 pm 
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Dips and jogging.

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 Post subject: Re: moobage
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:40 am 
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I run several miles daily and have lost fat rapidly everywhere else, it must just be one of my last trouble spots.


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 Post subject: Re: moobage
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:32 am 
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lol, definitely not.

RE: dips...I mentioned doing 3 sets of 15 of them, is that the way to go? Or should I just be doing as many as I can until I give out?


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 Post subject: Re: moobage
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:04 pm 
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actually dips will give you very nice definition on the lower pecs, provided your body fat % is low enough. when doing dips bend your knees/legs back and lean slightly forwards and make sure most of the force is coming from your pecs.
at least iv'e noticed very nice striations from the lower left and right pecs connective tissues after i've done this exercise. just like in the film 300.
you can view this link to see a screenshot from 300
http://www.blu-raydefinition.com/wordpr ... -l1080.jpg

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 Post subject: Re: moobage
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:42 pm 
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just with open ended parallel bars

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 Post subject: Re: moobage
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:40 pm 
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Only way is through being more strict with diet. I would also only hit chest 1-2 times a week or alternating, not 3 times. If your jogging for long periods of time, I would cut that out also and instead cycle HIIT with low intensity cardio.


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 Post subject: Re: moobage
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:33 pm 
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Lose more fat, gain more muscle, that's all you can do. Spot reduction isn't possible without lipo, so if you need to improve your chest, it's a combination of needing to lose more fat (diet and/or cardio) and likely working to build more muscle mass. That's it!

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 Post subject: Re: moobage
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:08 pm 
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Haha the dreaded moobs. I have the same issue and it can be very frustrating. I think the only thing we can do is keep working them with weights, card and proper diet. Someone mentioned dips for the best which is something I never do - so I think I am going to start tryng that exercise.

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