If you are looking to build a stronger chest, there are a few exercises you should focus on including in your workout plan. Most people think all it takes to create a strong chest is the chest press exercise and while this exercise will help, it is not the only exercise you need to concern yourself with.
Which moves should you include in your regime? Let us go over your list…
1. Incline Chest Press. While the flat bench press is an excellent power builder, it is essential to “hit” your chest from a variety of angles to ensure it keeps responding. If you do the same exercise over and over, it will not be too long before it stops responding and become stronger.
The incline chest press is vital. It will work those muscles from a slightly different position and will also call your shoulder muscles into play.
While most of the time the bench press should be your go-to, swap it out for the incline press every so often as well.
2. Cable Chest Fly. Next up we have the cable chest fly. Cables are an excellent way to keep constant tension on your muscles so are a must-have in any workout program. The chest fly exercise is an ideal isolation based movement so you will not have to worry about any other muscles coming into play and possibly taking over the movement pattern.
With the bench press for instance, if you happen to have powerful tricep muscles, they can take a lot of the load from your chest muscles. Unfortunately, this would reduce how much total tension is then placed on your chest muscles. With the cable fly, you will find this does not happen.
Remember to perform this exercise in a slow and controlled manner.
3. Push-Up Variations. Finally, you will also want to get some push-up variations into your workout program as well. These are great for burning out the muscles at the end of your workout or for supersetting with your heavier compound lifts to bring on a whole new level of fatigue.
If you want a challenge, try doing the push-up with your hands on an exercise ball. Then you will also activate your core.
There you have a closer peek into the foremost chest builders you will want to ensure you are not neglecting in your workout program. Are you doing all of these?