This is a ‘how to‘ page for chest exercises. Use this as a guide for your chest workouts.
There’s no better way to build both strength and muscle mass in your chest than doing bench press. It’s the king of chest exercises. It’s also a compound exercise incorporating several supporting muscles.
Incline bench press is performed like doing a regular bench press but on an inline bench. This exercise works more of your upper chest.
Dumbbell press is a great exercise to build strength and muscle. It mimics the bench press but there’s more balance involved with dumbbells. It also incorporates different parts of your chest. Dumbbell press can be done on a flat, incline, or decline bench.
Like dumbbell press, dumbbell flyes can be performed on a flat, incline or decline bench. Dumbbell flyes are one of the best isolation exercises for chest. They allow you to get a deep stretch and good contraction to shape and define your chest muscles.
Hammer Strength has a great line of chest exercises. You can do the regular chest press, incline or decline chest press if your gym has this equipment. This machine uses free weights (plate-loaded) and allows you to get good contractions and go heavy without the need for a spot.
Pec Dec flyes are a common isolation exercise for chest. Some form of this machine can be found in most gyms. It allows you to target the chest muscle directly and get a good stretch.
Dumbbell pullovers are known as a classic bodybuilding back exercise. It’s often forgotten but it’s extremely effective at tying in those muscles between your chest and lats. Pullovers can be done with your chest or back workout.