"Doing more exercise with less intensity,"
Arthur Jones believes, "has all but
destroyed the actual great value
of weight training. Something
must be done . . . and quickly."
The New Bodybuilding for
Old-School Results supplies
MUCH of that "something."
This is one of 93 photos of Andy McCutcheon that are used in The New High-Intensity Training to illustrate the recommended exercises.
To find out more about McCutcheon and his training, click here.
For me a shoulder width "false / death" grip paused bench press produced best results, when i watch people bench, they almost always use a wide grip, elbows flaired. Along with the bench, overhead presses cover the upper pecs.
Funny you should say that about overhead presses. I recently did a workout where the only two upperbody exercises I did was weighted chins and overhead presses and my chest was quite sore the next day (along with a lot of other muscles too).
Yeap, chins and overheads stimulate the pecs too a large degree, and then some. Prob not the "best" pec exercises, but a good job none the less. The strongman / owner of a gym i go too never benches, flyes etc, and has a massive 60" chest, the combo of overhead presses (log or axle or Thomas inch DB or Viking press), heavy rows, deadlifts, loaded carries, tire flips, truck pulls etc seem to do the job.
I always thought that many of the old timers had relatively under developed pecs and put it down to a focus on overhead press with little if any horizontal pressing.
Which old timers ?
I was looking at photos of the new " Champs " in bb and I had always thought something was " off ". For instance look at Shwartzeneggar , he has a massive chest. A few others are Serge Nubret and Sergio.
Today's champions all seem to have relatively " small " pecs in comparison.