A big, ripped chest is the pride of any man. There seems to be some kind of primal sexual appeal of a big chest for women as well. A large body also gives a man a physically more dominating presence. What more incentive do you need to get out and do the chest exercises for men? Here are some of the best chest exercises for men at home or at the gym.
Best Chest Exercises for Men
In this article, I’m going to list out all the best chest exercises for men with weights as well as the chest exercises for men without weights. So irrespective of whether you have the dumbbells or not, you’ll be able to do these chest exercises for men!
Push ups is one of the oldest, well-known and most basic of chest exercises for men without weights. Absolutely anyone can do this exercise. The push up can be the main part of the chest workout routine for beginners, or people who’ve been working out for a while can do push-ups as a warm-up. It is one of the best chest exercises at home. Push-ups can be done in 4 sets of 10-20 reps.
This is another very common chest exercise without weights. In this exercise, you have to hang from a bar, with your hands not too wide apart and your palms facing you. Then, using your chest muscles and tricep muscles, you lift yourself up, till your chin goes over the bar. It is not an easy exercise for beginners, but people who have been working out for some time should be able to do it. Do this exercise in 4 sets of 10-15 reps.
Machine/Dumbbell/Barbell Bench Press
The bench press is one of the most popular and common chest exercises for men with weights, In this exercise, you are supposed to lie on a flat bench with a dumbbell or a barbell, or on the bench press machine. Your supposed to hold the weights at a shoulder length distance and press the weights up and lower them. This exercise is a very basic exercise and can be done by beginners as well. Beginners ought to use machines as they will learn the correct movement and balancing is also easier. Do this exercise in 3 sets of 12-15 reps.
Incline Bench Press
For the incline bench press, you need to lie on an incline bench with the dumbbell/barbell and perform the same movement which you do for your normal bench presses. The incline bench press particularly tones up your upper chest. This exercise can be done by beginners as well. Do this exercise in 3 sets of 12-15 reps.
The pec-dec machine is one which is a very simple exercise which can be done by everyone from beginners to professional body-builders. All you have to do is go to the pec-dec machine, hold the bars with your hands, arms at the level of your shoulders and push the two bars towards each other. Do this exercise in 3 sets of 12-15 reps.
This is a very good chest exercise for men with weights. Here you have to lie on a flat bench with dumbbells. Position your arms straight from the shoulder. Now lift your arms and bring the dumbbells closer and move back to the previous position. You can do this exercise on an incline bench as well, which will put be a good upper chest workout. Do this exercise in 3 sets of 12-15 reps.
Decline Dumbbell Press
This is a tough exercise and should be done only in the presence of a qualified trainer, because the chances of injury in this exercise are quite high. It is the normal bench press, but done on a decline bench. This exercise puts pressure on the lower chest. This exercise can be done in 3 sets of 12-15 reps.
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