5 Great Chest Exercises

Bradley Metoyer

Posted on March 26 2018

5 Great Chest Exercises

5 Great Chest Exercises


It may seem like the amount of chest exercises you can do is endless, and in fact the number may be close to that. There are alot of variations of the same chest exercise, whether that would include incline and decline variations, or barbell and dumbell variations. With all these variables it may be difficult to figure out what chest workouts you should do. We have compiled a list of 5 great chest workouts for building muscle.

1).Barbell Bench Press

This is a classic, this is an easy way to control and move a lot of weight. Also bench pressing is extremely common and because of this it is easy to learn.


2).Pec-Deck Machine

The pec-deck is a simplified version of chest flyes. The reason this made the list in favor of the regular chest flyes is because chest flyes can be difficult to master because the arms need to be in a slightly bent position for the duration of the exercise.



3).Low-incline Barbell Bench Press

This workout is a great way to target your upper chest. A suggestion is inclining the bench slightly and using a Smith machine to help.



4).Flat Bench Dumbbell Press

With dumbbells your body is using both sides of your body separately. Because of this, your body forms more stabilized muscles because one side can not compensate for the other. This is also a great alternative if you have mastered the regular bench press and need a new workout.


5).Seated Machine Chest Press

Everyone raves about free weight lifting, and while it is great, machine lifting can offer some benefits. For instance, concentrating on the concentric and eccentric phases of the lift and really slowing those down are easier on a machine.



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