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Chest Exercises and Workouts That Build An Impressive Chest

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Here are some chest exercises that you can put into your workout. These exercises are sure to give you an impressive looking chest. In the previous page, I explained how to customize your own workouts. Use the information there and use some or all of these chest exercises to make your routine complete. Make sure that you use proper form when doing these exercises and always use a spotter on exercises like the bench press. I cover proper form on the exercises throughout the explanation of the actual exercise.

A quick lesson…

The technically correct name for your chest muscles is the pectorals. They are often called pecs. There are two different muscles in your pectorals. One is called the pectoralis major and the other is the pectoralis minor.

Okay enough for now, let’s get to the chest exercises… (pictures coming soon)

Bench Press (Flat, Incline, and Decline)

The Flat Bench Press is the most famous of all chest exercises. Almost all proffesional gyms have this exercise since it is so popular. To perform the exercise, find the bench press equipment in the gym. Lay down on the bench with your feet flat on the floor. Hold the barbell a few inches wider than shoulder-width grip. Make sure that the bar is directly above your eyes when it is still in place. Your back must have the natural arch. Make sure it’s not too arched and not just flat.

Chest Exercises and Workouts That Build An Impressive Chest

The natural arch is a slight arch. Now press the bar up without locking your elbows. Now the bar must be directly above the top of your chest. Bring it down slowly until your elbows are a little bit lower than your shoulders but still almost parallel to the floor. As you bring it down inhale. Bring the bar directly back up. As the weight goes up exhale. That was one repetition.

The Incline Bench Press and Decline Bench Press are very similar except that the bench is either inclined or declined. The Inclined Bench Press works the top part of your chest and the Declined Bench Press works the bottom part of your chest.

Dumbell Chest Press (Flat, Incline, and Decline)

This chest exercise can act as an alternative to the Bench Press. It is the same except that instead of using a barbell, you would use dumbbells. For the Flat Dumbbell Chest Press, lie down on a flat bench and grab a pair of dumbells. Act like if the dumbbells were a barbell and do the exact thing as a Bench Press except if you want maximum effects, when you are reaching towards the top, rotate your palms so that they face each other. Let the two dumbbells touch at the top and then bring them back down as your palms rotate back to where they were.

Chest Exercises and Workouts That Build An Impressive Chest

The Incline Dumbbell Chest Press and the Decline Dumbbell Chest Press are very similar except that the bench is either inclined or declined. The Inclined Dumbbell Chest Press works the top part of your chest and the Declined Dumbbell Chest Press works the bottom part of your chest.

Dumbell Chest Fly (Flat, Incline, and Decline)

The Dumbbell Chest Fly is similar to the Dumbbell Chest Press. You use a pair of dumbbells and lie down on a bench. The difference is that it is a different movement. Lift your arms straight up with your palms facing each other. There should be a slight bend in your elbows. Now bring the weights down in an arc keeping that same slight bend in your elbows. Your arms should be almost parallel to the floor. When your elbows are a little bit lower than your shoulders it is time to bring the weights back up. The exercise seems as if you are going to hug something.

Chest Exercises and Workouts That Build An Impressive Chest

You can do this exercise on a flat, inclined, or declined bench. Just as in the other chest exercises, depending what inclination of the bench you use you are concentrating on the top, middle, or bottom part of your chest muscles.

Push ups

Everybody knows what push-ups look like. If you want to do a standard push-up correctly make sure that your hands are wider than shoulder-width but not too wide. Your fingers should be pointing upwards. Now lower yourself until your elbows are a bit higher than your shoulders. Make sure that the rest of your body stays in a straight line.

Chest Exercises and Workouts That Build An Impressive Chest

I will add more chest exercises in the near future. For now, these should be enough. After all I did give some of the best chest exercises you can do.