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Old 10-02-06, 11:31 PM   #1
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odd question - how to loose muscle mass in the chest area

So genetically i have wide shoulders and a broad chest. Not a huge deal since i am naturally a big guy (~202lbs, 6'5", %15bf) but when i workout my chest just grows like crazy. It doesnt help my career looking like i hit the gym 24/7. Any ideas on how to loose muscle mass in one area without completely destroying muscle form?
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Old 10-03-06, 07:59 AM   #2
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Well...Have you tried lifting less weight in your chest exercises?
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Old 10-03-06, 08:13 AM   #3
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You have to focus your strength training on neural adaptations instead of a program that is optimized for hypertrophy. I will advice you to do short sets (3 reps...), long recovery periods between sets and never train to failure. These changes are done to reduce muscle protein degradation but keep a maximum activation of your neural system.

The next thing you should consider is your nutrional status. Muscles don't grow if don't feed them. With a body fat percent at 15 it is obvious for me that you have to reduce calories. That will reduce your fat percentage and will stop hypertrophy of your chest.
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Old 10-03-06, 05:09 PM   #4
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So genetically i have wide shoulders and a broad chest. Not a huge deal since i am naturally a big guy (~202lbs, 6'5", %15bf) but when i workout my chest just grows like crazy. It doesnt help my career looking like i hit the gym 24/7. Any ideas on how to loose muscle mass in one area without completely destroying muscle form?
what do you do for work? just curious. my bf is a cyclist and he lifts on a fairly regular basis. he doesn't look like the incredible hulk or anything (6' around 205lbs) but the little internet people he works with joke about his size occasionally. . .
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Just stop doing workouts on your chest-muscles then. Do long rides that deplete your glycogen supply. Don't eat afterwards for recovery so that your body disassembles good muscle-tissue to replenish the glycogen stores. Of course, this will eat up muscle from all over. But then you do workouts on those muscles like your legs & arms to build them back up to where they were before. You'll end up maintaining status-quo on everything except your chest-muscles.
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lol good idea danno
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It doesnt help my career looking like i hit the gym 24/7.
What is your career? A model for Anorexics R Us????
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