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    I am looking for some good movements that use the pecs that people are using in addition to pushups. I'm not looking for any in the gym stuff. Thanks!

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    Dips with your chest forward at the bottom of each rep.

    I find them to be a lot more effective in terms of building upper body strength and size compared with pushups.

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    • #3
      Do a planche pushup...if you can :-P... ... there are a million pushup variations and basically anything you can do here would be some sort of variant of that motion (obviously to hit the right muscle groups) so get creative ...
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      • #4
        find a bench/swiss ball, fill some bags with sand/rocks (or just grab two similarly weighted rocks) and do some pec flys
        I didn't like the rules you gave me, so I made some of my own.

        Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. - Mark Rippetoe

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        • #5
          Get one of those mini-backpacks and add weight. Put a leg in the air, clap push-ups, plyometric push-ups, walking push-ups, handstand push-ups, there's a lot of variations. Just be creative!
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          • #6
            Pecs so strong you can crush a can with them

            1) Pushups followed by Dumbell Flys Video
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQAh7m4xsMo

            2) Advanced Killer Home Chest Workout Video
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_KD8ZdkcPo&

            3) The Burpees
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxUEtd2-6bc

            4) Wall Push-Ups
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df1ePTyMlks

            5) Pushups with his BALLS
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddOhmJz7-NY

            AWESOME !

            Best of health to all,
            Grizz
            Last edited by Grizz; 10-01-2010, 06:45 AM.

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            • #7
              pushups, dips, variations. i don't really get flies....like, is that really a functional movement? or one that even builds mass?

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              • #8
                I've found that just large quantities of push ups and even weighted push ups with 75 pound weight vest were not enough to get my pecs into the shape that they used to be in. So, I'm back to bench pressing and doing flies. I have a specially modified bench bar that I use and I bench with dumbbells as well. I also vary things up be doing incline and declined bench as well.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jasonph View Post
                  pushups, dips, variations. i don't really get flies....like, is that really a functional movement? or one that even builds mass?
                  Flies are great for shaping the chest muscles and creating the ridge down the middle. If you're just wanting to be a power lifter then I wouldn't bother, but if you're working out for fitness or body building then I would highly recommend them. Just be careful not to go too low and hurt yourself.
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                  • #10
                    I've got a couple video tutorials showing lots of push-up variations:



                    "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

                    "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

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                    • #11
                      Al,

                      YOU ARE AWESOME !

                      I LOVED your clap at the top of your push up.

                      I'm jealous :--((

                      Best to all,
                      Grizz

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Grizz View Post
                        Al,

                        YOU ARE AWESOME !

                        I LOVED your clap at the top of your push up.

                        I'm jealous :--((

                        Best to all,
                        Grizz
                        Thanks! If you practice enough you'll be able to do a clap push-up one day. I wasn't born with the ability to do that - I had to work on it!
                        "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

                        "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

                        My blog: http://www.AlKavadlo.com

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jasonph View Post
                          pushups, dips, variations. i don't really get flies....like, is that really a functional movement? or one that even builds mass?
                          I find flies (on a bench, not bent over with cables) are great for mobility of the shoulder (stretching the pec on the down part). Also, as an athlete, it is a functional movement for stuff like football, baseball and basketball.
                          I didn't like the rules you gave me, so I made some of my own.

                          Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. - Mark Rippetoe

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                          • #14
                            1.) How is that functional for football, baseball, or basketball?
                            2.)What do you mean by 'shaping' the muscle?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jasonph View Post
                              1.) How is that functional for football, baseball, or basketball?
                              Have you ever seen a defensive lineman, offensive lineman, receiver, linebacker, running back or defensive back club an opposing player? it's all pec fly. If you're blocking someone with one arm out at an angle (not directly in-front of you where it's just a push-up/bench) that uses the muscles activated with a pec fly.

                              You use your pecs when you swing a bat (i know a lot of the power comes from hip rotation), you push through with your back arm at extension. That's a pec fly.

                              Basketball, it comes in more for securing a pass or rebound. When the players arm arcs out sideways to pull in the ball.

                              I was originally just going to say Football, but it does come into play in some form or another in most sports.
                              I didn't like the rules you gave me, so I made some of my own.

                              Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. - Mark Rippetoe

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