What exercises work best for your chest?
We’re all guilty of using wrong exercise or wrong workout for our main muscle groups. So we are going to provide you with the top 10 exercises for each of your 10 major muscle groups to ensure that you get the most out of your workout.
And we are going to do it in 10 separate posts, over the course of a month. One post for each muscle group. The muscle groups we’ll be covering are – Chest, Abs, Back, Glutes/Buttock, Hamstrings, Upper arms, Thighs, Waist, Hips and Shoulders. So today lets look at the 10 best exercises for chest.
1. Barbell Bench Press
Considered to be the most basic and yet it’s the best, most effective chest exercise. It is the ideal chest training exercise for all muscle fitness workout enthusiasts. Barbell bench press works on the chest, triceps, deltoids and lat muscles. With wide grip, barbell bench press works most on the chest muscles while a narrower grip works on the triceps.
Using heavy weights with fewer reps is perfect for muscle gain, while lighter weights with higher reps are perfect for strength.
2. Incline Barbell Bench Press
Incline barbell bench press works mainly on the upper part of the chest muscles and as a secondary function it works on the front part of shoulders. This exercise is very effective as it helps in developing the upper and middle chest muscles. This exercise can also be performed using dumbbells, smith machine, or by varying the grip.
This is the most effective chest exercise after bench press of course. If you have a 3 or 4 set routine for your chest, this would be the alternative exercise you would want to use.