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Which is now the top pec building exercise to do at home?

Which is now the top pec building exercise to do at home?

Push ups: A regular home exercise program with push ups will help build your pectoralis major. Start gradually but work up to doing at least 3 sets of push ups (anywhere from 15-25 at a time). ...Read more

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What is the best exercise for developing pecs using equipment at your home?

What is the best exercise for developing pecs using equipment at your home?

The pushup: By far the best exercise for developing the pecs at home is the push-up. Check out this link for 10 variations:
www. Livestrong. Com/slideshow/556257-10-essential-pushups-you-are-not-doing-but-should-be/? Utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=05152012
you can also find this link on my facebook page, robert purchase, md. ...Read more

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If I diet exercise and lift weights will that help get rid of man boobs and give me firmer pecs?

If I diet exercise and lift weights will that help get rid of man boobs and give me firmer pecs?

Maybe!: If your man boobs are simply adipose tissue, probably. However, if due to high estrogen levels in blood, usually not. Obesity causes high Estradiol in men. Also, taking excess testosterone can increase breast tissue, by being converted to Estradiol by cyclic aromatase. ...Read more

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What are good home workouts to build pecs?

Pushups: Pushups (on floor or into corner of walls), internal rotation of arms (with an exercise band or similar). ...Read more

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What is the best exercise for woman developing pecs?

What is the best exercise for woman developing pecs?

Strctured exercise: Pec exercises include: bench press, lat pull down, flys (shoulder abduction). Wall push ups, ball rolling against the wall with each hand, bent over rows, shrugs. ...Read more

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What pushups/dips or exercises are better for pecs?

What pushups/dips or exercises are better for pecs?

Both: Push ups and dips are both excellent strengthening exercise for your pectoralis. I would do both. There are also lots of other excellent chest excercises. ...Read more

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Is it possible to turn your manboobs into pecs with the right diet and exercise?

Is it possible to turn your manboobs into pecs with the right diet and exercise?

No: You will likely find that unless the increased breast size is caused by adipose tissue, that diet and exercise will not change the size/shape of your breast. If persistent, surgical intervention may be helpful. Gynecomastia is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. ...Read more

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I had a sudden shock-like feeling on the posterior side of my head while doing pec-fly exercise in gym. And have a dull pain since then. Is it serious?

I had a sudden shock-like feeling on the posterior side of my head while doing pec-fly exercise in gym. And have a dull pain since then. Is it serious?

Doubtful: This sounds like a sprained muscle/tendon, and should improve with time and ice andanti-inflammatories and avoidance of aggravating activities. If symptoms do not improve with time, then see a physician to evaluate for possible less common causes such as a disc herniation. ...Read more

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Instead getting my sexy ripped chest the hard way should I just get pec implants like those hollywood stars?

Instead getting my sexy ripped chest the hard way should I just get pec implants like those hollywood stars?

One way to approach: Pectoralis implants are generally solid silicone block implants which tend to feel much more firm than natural pec muscles. Pectoralis implants are similar to the ones used for buttock or calf implants. There are advantages and disadvantages to these type of implants and tend to have higher complication rates. Do your homework; all cosmetic procedures come with pros and cons, risks. ...Read more

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Is there any thing to do to increase breast size like pec exercise?

Is there any thing to do to increase breast size like pec exercise?

Possible: Exercises that strengthen and build the pectoralis muscles under the breast may make the breast seem larger as they increase in support, but they won't increase actual breast tissue. ...Read more

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How to increase breast size? Exercise pecs?

How to increase breast size? Exercise pecs?

Big muscle not breas: Exercises will only increase the size of the pectoralis muscle which will negligibly increase the size of your breasts. The breast is composed of fatty tissue and exercise may actually decrease body fat and breast size. Non surgical breast augmentation options are discussed elsewhere here: medications, external expanders, garments, herbs, etc. But usually reliably accomplished with implants/fat. ...Read more

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Would seated pec fly be safe exercise to do with degenerated/herniated disc?

Would seated pec fly be safe exercise to do with degenerated/herniated disc?

Depends: That depends on where the herniation is: cervical, thoracic, or lumbar. More in fo isneeded. ...Read more

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What exercises can you do to work your pec muscles and make your breasts look bigger?

What exercises can you do to work your pec muscles and make your breasts look bigger?

Big muscle not breas: Exercises will only increase the size of the pectoralis muscle which will negligibly increase the size of your breasts. The breast is composed of fatty tissue and exercise may actually decrease body fat and breast size. Non surgical breast augmentation options are discussed elsewhere here: medications, external expanders, garments, herbs, etc. But usually reliably accomplished with implants/fat. ...Read more

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Pec/intercostal strain 7 weeks ago. I feel hard notches& excess soft tissue in various areas. Can be pushed around w. Touch. Dull ache or burn @ times?

Pec/intercostal strain 7 weeks ago. I feel hard notches& excess soft tissue in various areas. Can be pushed around w. Touch. Dull ache or burn @ times?

Make sure sleeping: At night, not tensing up, need deep wave sleep for muscle 2 relax so bld can get there 4 repair. If no apnea, Clonazepam can help but u gotta improve pain lest spasm from top down slow process of healing. Tramadol is partial opiod agonist, cheap, and increases seratonin and norepinephrine over a few days to improve pain filter, anxiety, mood, 50 mg 2 2x per day, 200 mg, divided doses, and time. ...Read more

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Tender center of chest & pec area. Feels sore/tight but no pain. Not exercise related. Can breath normal. GERD/Severe heartburn? My anxiety acting up?

Tender center of chest & pec area. Feels sore/tight but no pain. Not exercise related. Can breath normal. GERD/Severe heartburn? My anxiety acting up?

Chest pain: Always means a trip to the doc or the emergency room to rule out any medical conditions. After that consider a mental health professional to teach you stress management techniques. GERD may be part of the picture and your doc can help w/that. A natural approach is the use of DGL supplement. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Exercises to change bulk up pectoral muscles?

Exercises to change bulk up pectoral muscles?

Pushups, for one.: Push-ups, and bench presses are the most common. Make sure that you are also doing exercises that build your back and biceps so that you keep your posture stable. ...Read more

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Pain medication after pec tendon surgery causing bad constipation and having to strain could I damage the repair by straining too hard (fix to bone)

Pain medication after pec tendon surgery causing bad constipation and having to strain could I damage the repair by straining too hard (fix to bone)

Probably not: The straining of constipation need not involve chest muscles. If you will contine taking opiod, PREVENT constipation by taking senna (perhaps with stool softener such as doc usage). Opioids almost always cause constipation, and cathartics should routinely be taken with them. ...Read more

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How can I get bigger pecs?

How can I get bigger pecs?

Educated Consult: Surgery is the only true tested method for enlargement of the pectoralis muscles in place of a long exercise program. Recommend formal surgeon evaluation by a board certified cosmetic surgeon experienced with pec surgery. Most surgeons offer complimentary consultations--take full advantage of educated advice before wasting your time, efforts and money. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can workout my pecs?

Can I tell me how I can workout my pecs?

Bench presses.: Bench press exercise with weights is excellent. Also, push - ups are very effective. ...Read more

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What is the top workout for getting pecs?

What is the top workout for getting pecs?

Combination Routine: A combined routine of strengthening to include focus on all parts of the pec will help to develop the muscles. Incline, decline and normal press as well as cable cross exercises and seated machine "pec deck" devices can be useful. ...Read more

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If I work on my pecs will my bra size change?

If I work on my pecs will my bra size change?

Porbably not: Bra cup size is determined by actual breast size while the band number comes from the chest circumference. Pec exercises will not increase breast size although there might be a mild increase in chest circumference from increasing muscle mass. Women will, however, have difficulty really increasing muscle mass significantly because of relatively lower levels of testosterone. ...Read more

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How long will it take me to get defined pecs?

How long will it take me to get defined pecs?

Pec implants: You will notice the difference on your post op visit after 3-4 weeks the definition is there. After 6 weeks you can start lifting to define more. ...Read more

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Tried and true pec workout that doesn't involve equipment?

Tried and true pec workout that doesn't involve equipment?

Push-ups.: Push ups recruit the pec muscle and use the resistance of your own body weight against gravity. No equipment required. ...Read more

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Uneven chest. My rigt pec is larger than left one what can I do. I work my chest twice per week. Any suggestions pls....

Uneven chest. My rigt pec is larger than left one what can I do. I work my chest twice per week. Any suggestions pls....

Pectoralis muscles: Consult your doctor. You may have underdeveloped pectoralis or missing pectoralis muscles on your left side. The condition is known as polish syndrome. ...Read more

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Can you tear your pec muscle doing pull ups?

Can you tear your pec muscle doing pull ups?

Yes: It is not common, but it can happen...
If you injured it and having problem, see your doc to get it checked. ...Read more

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What do you suggest I do to get abs and pecs?

What do you suggest I do to get abs and pecs?

Exercise, weight loss: Your best chance of achieving visible abs and pecs is to keep your weight within a normal range and exercise regularly, working specifically on your core and your chest (push-ups, bench press, flys, etc). ...Read more

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Pec muscle has lost strenth and size...Its really soft...What could it b?

Pec muscle has lost strenth and size...Its really soft...What could it b?

Few possibilities: Did you have a trauma and injure the pec? The tendon may have ruptured. Otherwise, you may have a nerve injury or compression which has caused atrophy or wasting in the muscle. ...Read more

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I'm thinking about pec implants, any opinions on something like that?

I'm thinking about pec implants, any opinions on something like that?

Pec implants: My partner and I perform many pec and bicep implants, calf men can begin work out after 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Pec muscles in chest hurt. Could it be posture?

Pec muscles in chest hurt. Could it be posture?

Pec Muscle: Posture could have a factor, but likely irritated by lifting an object or doing some activity. ...Read more

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Could my pecs be used to squirt breast milk?

Could my pecs be used to squirt breast milk?

Unlikely: This is unlikely. The pecs sit behind the breast tissue. Some people have white/milky nipple discharge which could be normal. There can be a rare condition of the pituitary gland that can cause excess milk production when not lactating due to a baby. Have your doctor evaluate you. ...Read more

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I am a right hander and my right pec is little bit saggy nd maybe left pec bigger. How to fix it?

Assymetry in pecs: This many be a normal variant. The pec brings the upper arm, humerus, against the side of chest cavity, so, specific exercises for this muscle can be done. Also a spine eval, to rule, out scoliosis should be done. ...Read more

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Why my chest/pecs do not get any bigger?

Why my chest/pecs do not get any bigger?

They may be the-: -biggest they will be. The important thing is are they strong? You may need some changes to your lifting program, you may be doing the wrong exercises or not doing them properly. Not everyone has it in their genes, but strength is important heavy lifting properly with a day off in between, do cardio that day. Watch your form!!! ...Read more

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Is there a way I can get ripped pecs and abs?

Is there a way I can get ripped pecs and abs?

See below: Incline bench, flat bench, pec deck exercises and push ups for your pecs. ...Read more

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Doing 100 pushups a day for a month. How is that for pecs?

Doing 100 pushups a day for a month. How is that for pecs?

PRETTY GOOD BUT: Probably better for your triceps and bachioradialis muscles in your arms.
For better pec's, isolation exercises are a must. ...Read more

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Will I get visible results working out my pecs without weights?

Will I get visible results working out my pecs without weights?

Varies: Varies somewhat, does not necessarily require the use of weights, but usually does require some form of resistance exercise. Push-ups are a good example. ...Read more