Men, let’s be honest. Your chest is your most prized possession. Ladies, let’s be honest. Nothing is more attractive than a man with a built chest. With that said, your chest is also one of the biggest muscles in the body. So how do you train it? VOLUME. To build a cut chest, you need to be taking your chest to its’ limits. We’ve got 5 elite chest exercises to guide your way to the ultimate chest:
1. Decline Bench Press
So you might’ve thought that the typical bench press would be #1 eh? Not quite. The small variation of being on a decline bench activates your lower chest and gives it more definition. It’s key to hit all sides of your chest, so variation is important when building a well-defined chest.
You might be thinking, “How is a body-weight exercise going to bulk up my chest?”. The answer: doing push-ups after taking your chest to failure on the exercise above is a one-two punch of building your upper body. Push-ups are a great way to add volume to your workout without completely fatiguing yourself for later in the workout.
3. Dumbbell Bench Press
Now we’re adding balance into the equation. When performing dumbbell bench press, it’s important to keep your arms balanced. This will activate more of your chest by having to keep your arms balanced. Be sure that your form is perfect before adding more weight.
Use either a butterfly machine or dumbbells to perform this exercise. Flys will activate the sides of your chest. Once again, be sure your form is perfect before increasing weight.
5. Incline Bench Press
Incline bench press triggers your upper chest to do most of the work. This is a great exercise to end your chest workout with after all the other sides of the chest have been activated. We recommend going to failure with this exercise to end your workout.