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Chest Exercises That Build Chest Muscles Fast

Updated on December 13, 2016

How To Get Bigger Pectoral Muscles

In order to tone and get bigger chest muscles, its important to workout your muscles in a way that suits your ultimate goal. If your trying to tone your pectoral muscles, then doing a low weight with a high amount of reps is the way to do it. If your looking for muscle growth in the chest area, you should be doing a weight that you can easily rep 8-10 times without failing. It's also important to workout your chest muscles in different ways, and that includes stretching. Lastly, its important to have a well thought out weight training routine that is going to ensure maximum chest muscle growth. Here are some exercises that will help you to build chest muscle faster and help you work your way to a stronger chest. Keep in mind supplements can help you achieve your gains even faster, and you can find bodybuilding supplement advice in the link below this article, or you can go straight to the bodybuilding site yourself.

Chest Exercises That Build Muscle Fast

Incline Bench Press

This exercise is notorious for building stronger chest muscles and it can really help you increase your max bench press if you workout your chest muscles in this way as well. This exercise is basic, but its recommended that you definitely have a spotter incase you are exhausted and you are unable to lift the barbell to the point where it is set on the bar.... Trust me this has happened to me on Decline bench press and I almost lost all of my front teeth, but luckily I had a spotter. I escaped flawlessly without harm, but I learned an important lesson in weight training.

Military Push Ups

Beginning with this chest exercise, you will start in pushup position with your hands slightly wider than your waist, and your hands directly under your shoulders. It is very important to keep your back very rigid and straight when doing this. Then go down and allow your chest to barely touch the ground and go back up. Make sure you are doing this exercise with your back and stomach tight to ensure that your posture is correct. Secondly, this is a really good exercise for high repetitions if you are in shape for it and it is much safer than going to a bench press without a spotter. Overall, this is a very effective chest exercise.

Peck Deck

Definitely one of the most common machines at most gyms, this is a really popular exercise for a good reason - it works really well on both the inner and outer chest muscles. This is the machine with pads on it that your forearms touch and then there is also a handle to hold onto, the exercise is done by starting in an outward position with your arms in the L position, and then it is an inward and forward push to lift the weight you have it set to. The peck deck does a great job of helping you sculpt your chest muscles.

Cable Press

This exercise involves the cable machine and you should have the cables set to shoulder height when starting this exercise, and I recommend starting with a low weight to avoid injury and assess weight tolerance. With the cables set at shoulder height, adjust the weight stacks to your desired weight and stand between both cables equally with your left hand holding the left cable, and the right hand on the other side that will be holding the right side cable. Put one foot in front of the other to keep balance. Then push the left and right cables forward with your arms slightly bent and without letting your elbows straighten and lock up. This is a very good exercise for low weight high repititions, and is also a great exercise for sculpting the pectoral muscles.

How To Maximize Muscle Gains

The best and most effective way to maximize your muscle gains is to make sure your diet is right, your drinking a lot of water and living a healthy lifestyle. This means that its very important to include a lot of protein in your diet. Fish, steak, tuna, egg whites and beans are some examples of some high protein foods. Fish and steak is expensive and you don't want to have too much meat that isn't lean, like hamburgers. So it's a good idea to consider supplements with your muscle building efforts in order to grow muscle fast. Protein powders are a great way to ensure that your getting enough lean protein into your diet, and a multivitamin is also a good idea in order to maximize gains. For supplementation advice, workout tips and exercise instructions, feel free to check out the website below. Its the number one website for workouts, workout forums, supplements, nutritional advice and more.


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    • Entourage_007 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      I will be posting more videos soon for chest and back exercises so if anyone has any comments or suggestions. Let me know soon and subscribe and I will definitely post more articles and videos soon.

    • Entourage_007 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      You will also find that you can sculpt your chest better if you participate in swimming exercises like the breast stroke and freestyle. These two exercises will help with flexibility and help you build leaner muscle as well.

    • Entourage_007 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      Thanks for commenting Johnson, A great way to get that extra definition in the lower chest is to do exercises like a decline chest press

    • JohnsonJohn profile image


      7 years ago

      I will try this out. My problem is I can`t get the bottom of my chest to pop like the upper chest.

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      Jose Juan Gutierrez 

      7 years ago from Mexico City

      Great tips for building the chest! Even though I'm not trying to build my chest, I will try the push-ups, which is what I can afford at my home.

      I usually do 20 reps of push-ups in three sets a day. I started with 10 two months ago, and I'm planning to go up to 30 reps. Voted up and useful!

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      Philip Cooper 

      7 years ago from Olney

      Thank you...very detailed information.


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