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What would you say is the best exercise for getting slightly larger pecks by using dumbells?
 
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Dont look for some "magic bullet". Train slow, controlled and with perfect form. Slow on the negative rep, explosive on the positive and increase poundages once you can nail that weight for 3 weeks.

"larger" is a little vague anyway, some people would want wider, others would want taller pecs, and losing bodyfat is always good.

What are you currently doing?
 
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I totally agree with Levista...

Dumbells aren't really the best mass builder even though they do build mass (i'm assuming that's what you're asking about). They are however great for shaping the chest. If you want to put mass on your chest, go heavy with flat bench press, incline barbell presses, and weighted dips. They are the bread and butter mass building exercizes for chest. Work up to benching (flat) twice your bodyweight and weighted dips with your bodyweight hanging on the chain and your chest WILL be one of your best bodyparts. Dumbells and cable work is great AFTER you've built a solid foundation using bread and butter exercizes.

One more thing, as Levista inferred DO NOT GET SLOPPY WITH YOUR FORM WHEN USING HEAVY WEIGHTS! (this includes bouncing the weight off your chest) That would be asking for an injury...
 
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Kind of an odd question hehe, but I would say flat and incline presses with the dumbells.

sikdogg I disagree with you about barbells being superior for mass over dumbells. I think someone could get incredibly large and strong training exclusively with dumbells. Arnold is an example of someone who favoured dumbells. I would say barbell and dumbell excercises are of equal value. Myself and alot of people I know do exclusive shoulder work with dumbells/machines/cables, and have had no problem with size or strength.
 
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As a Pro bodybuilder, if you choose to use dumbbells, which i like to do, I would Recommend Incline Dumbbell Press one warm up set of 15( light-moderate weight) followed by 4 sets of 10,8,8,6 reps, and pyramid the weight every set. strecth and flex inbetween sets. If you need help with a routine hit me with a PM! Good luck Bro
 
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quijjiboo said:
Kind of an odd question hehe, but I would say flat and incline presses with the dumbells.

sikdogg I disagree with you about barbells being superior for mass over dumbells. I think someone could get incredibly large and strong training exclusively with dumbells. Arnold is an example of someone who favoured dumbells. I would say barbell and dumbell excercises are of equal value. Myself and alot of people I know do exclusive shoulder work with dumbells/machines/cables, and have had no problem with size or strength.
I'm not sayiny that dumbells aren't good, just not as good as barbell bench press and a mass builder. Mass building requires continuously using max weights and barbells allow for that better than dumbells. Arnold liked dumbells cuz it is a much better shaping exercize then barbells. But i'll wager that when he was up and coming he used a hell of alot more barbell bench presses than dumbell. All in all, both are good exercizes but i just think that they each serve a slightly different purpose.
 
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I have to respectfully disagree. I think dumbbell presses are an excellent weight lifting exc for gaining mass. What makes this exercise so hot, is that you call into play all your ancillary muscles which must support your pecs as you do the exercise. Using a dumbbell instead of a barbell makes your shoulder joint unstable, thus you have to use the surrounding muscles in the shoulder girdle to safely lift the weight. Dumbbells are much harder to do than flat-bench with a barbell. Very few of the BIG steroid guys at my gym ever flat bench with a barbell. They know thru years of experience which exercises are mass builders and which are not. Yea, I know, a lot of old magazines and weight-lifting books still talk about the bench as a mass builder, but more and more people with EXPenis EnlargementRIENCE behind them know the real answer to this question. PS also - stay completely away from INCLINED bench pressing. If you really want to fuck your shoulders up, use that one. Inclines cause more shoulder problems than any other exercise there is in the gym. If I was president - I would remove all incline benches from every gym in the country. !!
 

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