CHEST WORKOUT

PEC DECK!


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4 Exercises to Get Pumped

Variety may be the spice of life but it's also a pivotal factor in carving a well-proportioned chest. The pectorals, the two large muscles of the chest, differ in size and shape for each person. Some men have square pecs while others are rounded. You can't change your basic shape but you can add muscle to all parts of your pecs. Variety, as in differing exercises and equipment, is the key.

When pounding your pecs in the weightroom, you can use dumbbells, a barbell, machines and flat and angled benches. They all combine to provide a comprehensive session, resulting in great pectoral shape, size and strength. Employ the workout twice weekly.

 

 

INCLINE BENCH
BARBELL PRESSES

Lie face up on an incline bench, grasping a barbell at the top of the chest. Proceed to press it up to arms' length. Pause, then return to starting position. Perform two sets
of 10 repetitions.

FLAT BENCH
DUMBBELL PRESSES

Lie face up on a flat bench, grasping dumbbells palms out above the shoulders. Proceed to press them overhead. Pause, then return to starting position. Perform two sets of 10 repetitions.

PUSH-UPS

Get into a push-up position, with the arms bent at 90 degrees, palms forward and upper and lower bodies aligned. Proceed to push up to arms' length. Pause, then return to starting position. Perform two sets of 10 repetitions. ?

DIPS

Face away from a dip station while grasping handles at arms' length. Proceed to lower until arms are bent at 90-degree angles. Pause, then return to starting position. Perform two sets of 10