Building a bigger chest
November 21, 2020
Building a bigger chest can be done with the proper
This is a classic exercise but should not be forgotten. Bench press works the entire pectoral muscle with emphasis on the central area of the chest. Include this with any workout to build a stronger and fuller chest. Try a variation of wide grip and narrow grip to exercise different parts of the muscle.
Incline press is very similar to bench press but works out the upper portion of the pectoral muscle. It can be performed at various angles but be careful not to be too inclined as the lift will transition to the shoulders as the angle of incline increases. As with bench press, try this lift with varying wide and close grips.
This exercise is good for volume as well as stimulating the entire pectoral muscle. The Butterfly press isolates the pectorals more than a bench press does and is good for adding size to your chest. Butterfly press should be performed carefully as it is an injury prone exercise.
Upward cable flys
Upward cable fly’s are similar to Butterfly press but focuses on the upper pectoral. Upward fly’s relate to Butterfly press in the same way that incline bench press relates to flat bench press. When performing this exercise it is not necessary to keep the elbow completely stiff but the focus should be to drive upward through your chest and reach as far as your body will allow towards the sky. Combine this lift with the butterfly press and a decline press to get a full chest workout.
Dumbbell press is another good exercise for isolating the pectoral muscle. In addition to isolating the chest muscles dumbbell press also strengthens the stabilizer muscles around the chest.
Push ups are a classic exercise and can be done with just body weight. Push ups are a good addition to any chest workout and can be performed in between sets.