The push-up is an exercise you can perform anywhere, anytime, and at any fitness level, which is what makes the exercise so versatile. The variations of a push-up and how you perform it can be adjusted depending on your goals. So, whether you are just beginning your lifting journey or you are an experienced fitness guru, the push-up can be incorporated into your training routine in a variety of ways.
In order for your body to grow you need to adapt, switch up your training occasionally, and understand how small changes can produce big results. By improving your approach and form you will put yourself in a position to dramatically improve your chest development. Here are 5 chest-training tips that will help you get back on track to improving your chest strength and build a thicker, wider chest
In the next installment of his FitnessRx For Men Chest Training Series, Joe Donnelly shows you a unique bodweight exercise to target the inner chest - Close Grip Lockout Bench Pushups.
In this video, Joe Donnelly demonstrates ways to perform the exercise to isolate the chest and help you reach new levels of development.
In this video series, Joe Donnelly walks you through some of his advanced chest training exercises, starting with how to isolate the upper chest with cable flyes.
In this video series, Clarke takes you through four variations of pushups - ranging in levels of difficulty - that you can add to your next chest and triceps workout.
The flat bench press is pretty good at activating a wide range of muscle mass, but it is particularly good at stressing the most lateral parts of the chest. However, a small change to the bench press can turn the focus from the outside to the inside of the chest. That simply is taking a closer grip on the barbell for your bench presses, and that small tweak can be equally brutal for both the triceps and the chest.
Looking for a new movement to hammer your chest? Try bodyweight flyes with barbells to inject some life into your workouts and super-charge your chest training.
Muscles grow best when you load them— the heavier the stress, the more they grow. You can load and build the chest muscles better when you do multiple joint exercises, such as bench presses and incline presses. These exercises allow you to use heavy weights and overload the chest muscles to the max.
A well-trained, thick chest should scream power and command attention, even if you are away from the gym and fully clothed. Does yours?