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how long does it take to get from size 35 chest to size 38?

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I've found that the smallest size for most suits is usually 38, so I've decided to start lifting weights to try to increase my chest size from 35 to 38. Does anyone have any idea how long this might take? (I plan to lift for one hour every other day)
 

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according to my calculation 5 and a half days.
 

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It's probably not going to happen. Giving you the benefit of the doubt- 2 or 3 years.
 

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I don't know because I'm not sure what size I was when I started. I have a pretty medium sized frame- and I worked my chest a lot. At 155 lbs I was doing sets with 205+, and when I was working out a lot, my chest was my most accomplished muscle group. Still- over one year, working out 3+ days a week, and increasing my 10 rep bench from 135 to 205, I don't think I gained more than 1.5". My smallest chest size was ~37" (right out of college and a bad exercise routine) and my largest was ~ 39", right after 1 year of working in a world class gym as a personal trainer, keeping to a regular routine, and eating well. Right now, I'm probably back to around 37" I haven't lifted seriously in ~3 months, and I do so much muay thai it's making me sinewy. That would be my other point- if you don't want to deflate and lose your chest size when you're that small, you can't stop working your chest or suddenly your clothes will be loose on you.
 

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around 5'11" on a good morning.
 

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I've learnt that to put on size, you need to work hard.

What does this mean?

- Eat more, so you put on weight
- Exercise harder, so some weight you do put on is muscle

That's about it. It will be a lot easier if you are an easy-gainer too.

Not very scientific and this would be my best guess.

How long it will take... is anyone's guess. I will stake 27 days
 

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I added 2" to my chest measurement in about fourth months. Eating enough food and working out your back hard are critical.
 

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I am one of those people that believe your body will only get so big even with lifting all the time. I know i will be corrected, but even at my peak of lifting and working out everyday the most i gain is an inch maybe 2. Cant find a 36? How old are you? You may still have some growing years still left in you.
Ive said my peace now let the contradictions and proving me to be an idiot commence.
 

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Originally Posted by aleeboy
I've learnt that to put on size, you need to work hard.

Right on brother.
So many people think working hard is doing the same 3 sets of 6 ad nausem and then whine and give up because they dont get big enough, quick enough.
 

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The biggest determinent of chest size is back thickness (lats, spinal erectors, and upper trapezius).

'Working harder' is fucking retarded. Ignore everything beasty says.
 
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Originally Posted by why
The biggest determinent of chest size is back thickness (lats, spinal erectors, and upper trapezius).

Explain this to me...
 

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