Every gym rat wants a big bulky and fit looking well shaped chest area but most of us never get it, some have mass but lack shape and balance and others have shape but lack mass. Inorder to have a well balanced chest muscle one simple need to stick to the basics and probably use moderate amount of weights. Below you will find few basic chest exercises with the yes and no’s that you can apply inorder to gain the most out of your chest day.
Straight Bench Press
This is the most basic chest exercise you will ever find, everyone who hit chest does this but not everyone does it properly. Bench press is a basic compound exercise that if done correctly can provide decent size with strength , but again avoid using a lot of weight on this one if you are looking to build well shaped chest muscles, also don’t go too light! Use the amount of weight that you can do 6 to 8 reps with, increase if you can do more than 8 reps and decrease if you can’t do 8 reps per set.
Incline Dumbbell Press
Another very common chest exercise is incline dumbbell press which can also be done with a barbell rod but for a guy who is having a hard time gaining mass on his chest I will suggest you to use dumbbells instead of using barbells because it’s harder to control dumbbell also usually people are either right side or left side dominant so when using a barbell their less dominant side usually lacks, so I prefer dumbbell for this exercise as dumbbells will work equally on your both sides. Rep range should be around 6 to 8 proper repetitions per set.
Decline Barbell Press
Usually guy’s they skip this exercise completely while hitting chest muscle because this particular exercise is a little harder to perform properly without a spotter but if you’re a guy who is having a hard time building his chest muscle properly decline press is a must, decline press will just like bench press will work on your chest muscle but unlike bench press decline will work more on your lower chest area also your triceps. Rep range will be a little higher on this one from 8 to 12, and I will suggest you use lighter weights for this specially if your new.