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Old 04-22-2009, 09:54 PM
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My name is Justin.

Iím fairly new to lifting and had a question on working the chest. Currently I do chest and biceps on Mondays. Iíve been doing: traditional bench-press, a fly machine and then dumbbell bench presses. Iím wondering if doing the dumbbell bench presses after the normal bench might be redundant and maybe I would be better served with a different exercise hitting the pecs from a different angle.

Any input or examples of what you do on your chest day would be appreciated,
Justin.
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:48 AM
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It's fine every once in a while. Switch things up though. I don't even bench press every week.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:03 PM
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Just wondering why u choose to do chest and biceps together?
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:24 PM
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Ross, thanks for the input.

TALO: "Just wondering why u choose to do chest and biceps together?" I started out doing chest and triceps together but found that after benching, my triceps were halfway-shot and they were no good for a quality workout. I currently do chest/biceps legs/triceps and shoulders/back on M/TH/ST and for my physiology it seems to be a good balance of recovering enough to be able to hit everything at the high intensity required to build muscle. I think I'll switch it up though, just to keep shocking the body and to avoid a psychological rut... the big thing I need to work on though is my diet, and maybe cut-out getting plastered at the bar twice a week... this is probably more appropriate for the nutrition forum, but I was also wondering (apart from pure caloric considerations) what kind of an impact does getting completly shit-faced a couple times a week have on muscle recovery? I'm assuming it's detrimental, but don't know to what degree.

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What are your stats?
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