One of the first things that show great physique is the appearance of a well-developed chest. It’s also one of the most important muscle groups that can help you develop your triceps, shoulders, and help you build more mass. But what are the best chest exercises you can do for the best results? There is a lot of information on how to build a balanced chest but very few people end up with the chest they want. In this article, I’ll explain the best chest exercises you can do and how to maximize each of them.
The thing you have to remember to build your chest is to make sure you’re doing many different exercises that target different parts of your chest. This is the only way to build pectoral muscles that look like it is proportional and toned.
The first exercise is the bench press which everyone is well aware of. You simply lie on your back on a bench press and lift the bar down to your chest and up again. The problem with this exercise is that too many bounce the bar off their chest or they do the exercise too slowly. It’s important to slowly lift the weight down to your chest then slowly lift back up so you’re not taking advantage of any momentum. You should use a weight that allows you to do 3-5 reps of the exercise per set. Make sure you don’t go too heavy as your form will be compromised and you won’t the most out of the workout.
The next exercises are the decline and incline bench press. Most people only develop the mid section of their chest and do not focus on the lower or upper areas. Other people simply have problems building the lower or upper parts. Doing the bench press exercise in a decline and incline position will help you build mass in these harder areas.
Let’s move on to the incline fly. While lying on your back, grip a dumbbell on each hand on your sides with your elbow bent in a 90 degree angle, and slowly arc the dumbbells towards the center (in front of your chest) until they reach other. Make sure that you are using dumbbells which doesn’t compromise your form and do not bounce the dumbbells off each other on the decline. Slowly bring them up and slowly bring them down for maximum results.
The last exercise that will help you develop definition is the cable crossover. Simply grip a cable in each of your hand and with your elbows slightly bent, bring your hands together to squeeze your chest muscles. This exercise will help you develop the inner area of your chest that shows the separation line that many people are going for.
In final, these exercises will help you hit different parts of the chest. Make sure you are doing the exercises at different angles (incline, decline) to hit the upper and lower parts of your chest as well. Staying consistent with these exercises will help you build the chest you want faster than focusing on one particular exercise.