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Chest Exercises For Men At Home To Chisel Your Chest

Men tend to associate getting chiselled muscles with spending hours in a sweat-smelling room pumping weights to the sound of loud music. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If you’re really serious about building your chest muscles, you can get a very effective chest workout in the comfort of your own home.

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Cest Workout. Courtesy - http://stayfitbug.com

“Really?” You will ask. Yes, really. Think about it. Do you need weights to perform push-ups and dips? Yes you need them to perform chest presses and flyes, but you can use your own dumbbells. So there, you see. Some of the most effective weight training exercises can easily be done in the comfort of your own home.

What you do need to pay attention is the form to make sure you don’t get injured and to get the most out of your workout.

Push-ups

You can perform this major workout for the chest anywhere. At home, on the road, even at work if you can find an empty conference room. You can get more out of the workout by varying the width of your hands. Place your hands wider to work the outer part. Narrow them to get your triceps working as well.

Placing your feet on a chair really revs up the workout and works your upper chest muscles. You can also try advanced versions that I haven’t dared to attempt. These versions include the:

  • Plyometric
  • Clapping
  • One-arm
  • Hindu push-up

Dips

This is another exercise that doesn’t require any gym equipment at all. It does a great job of developing both your chest and upper body.

To do this exercise at home, find two sturdy chairs (they have to be able to support your weight). Place them so that their backs face each other. You need to stand between the two chairs and grip the top of each one. Lower your body with your knees bent. At this point, your arms should be forming a 90-degree angle facing the ground. Then push yourself back up.

Simple, effective and no gym needed.

Dumbbell Flyes

Even though you’ll probably miss the luxury of having a bench to do this exercise, it can be done just as effectively on the floor. You will need a set of dumbbells though to get the most out of the exercise.

Assuming that you are on the floor, bend your knees as if you are ready to do sit-ups. With a weight in both hands, extend your arms above your chest, let your palm face each other, and move your arms downwards (towards the ground). You’ll soon feel a stretch in your chest. When this happens, bring your arms back together. Keep your arms bent (imagine yourself hugging a tree).

Chest Press

This exercise is like the dumbbell fly, but different. When you start, your arms should be above your chest (like the dumbbell fly), but this time let your palms face forward. Lower your arms until your elbows are at a 90-degree angle on both sides. To return to the starting position, push your arms straight up to the sky.

That’s it!

Kelvin McKenzie

Kelvin wears many hats in the fitness and health industry. He believes in a practical, flexible and sustainable approach to bodybuilding. Initially Kelvin had started bodybuilding as a hobby which turned into passion and later, a successful career. He shares his expertise on strength training and body building to help the GFY community.

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