It’s pretty safe to say that when it comes to building muscle one of the most sought after goals is to build and develop a massive chest. It’s really no wonder due to the fact that a well developed set of pecs is attractive, and gives the impression of being fit and in shape. In order to develop your chest you will need to pick pectoral workouts that will stimulate enough muscle fibers to promote muscle growth.
The real question is with all the pectoral workouts floating around out there which one’s work and which ones should you choose?
Well for decades now the bulk of pectoral workouts has focused mainly on bench pressing and other kinds of chest pressing movements. It has been literally pounded into our heads that the bench press and other pressing exercises are the be all and end all of chest exercises.
The truth is that in order to build a massive chest you need exercises that are going to hit and work the most muscle fibers in that area. Through numerous studies it has been shown that pec flyes stimulate more muscle fibers within the pectoral muscles than the bench press does. This is because with the bench press and other chest pressing exercises you are relying fairly heavily on your lats, triceps and shoulders to help you lift the weight. With a properly executed pec flye this dependency on other muscles is greatly reduced.
Pectoral Workout Plan
*Remember to do a warm-up set of each first
Dumbbell Flat Pec Flye 4 x 6-8 reps
Dumbbell Incline Flye 4 x 6-8 reps
Dumbbell Decline Flye 4 x 6-8 reps
Barbell Bench Press 2 x 8-12 reps
Pushups 1 set to failure.
This workout plan may seem a little strange but it has helped me to gain over 2.5 inches on my chest.