Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Know Your Muscle Building Exercises - The Chest


Every bodybuilder and weight trainer will have his or her favorite exercises for each body part. That's how it should be - as you progress through the various stages of learning you'll understand what works best for you. It is useful, however, to take stock of your progress every so often and carry out an analysis of where you are and what changes, if any, are needed to move onwards and upwards.

Part of this analysis should include an assessment of the core exercises that make up your bodybuilding training program. In this article we'll look at the chest exercises that have proven their worth to serious bodybuilders for many years. Where appropriate a series of exercises suitable for achieving pre-exhaustion will be presented. All exercises should be performed to failure with one set of six to eight reps.

1. Dumbbell flyes - this exercise provides a useful means of isolating the pectorals and preserving the triceps for the subsequent exercise. The exercise should be performed as follows:

- Hold dumbbells directly overhead.

- Lower them to sides with elbows slightly bent, pulled back and to the side. Lower no further than level with the torso.

- Use the pectorals to pull the weights back up to the starting position.

2. Incline bench press - you can move straight on to this exercise if you have reached an appropriate level of experience. If you perform this exercise as the second part of a pre-exhaust routine you may have to use lighter weights than normally.

- Take a shoulder width grip.

- Lower the bar to the chest with the elbows pointed to the side.

- Return to the starting position.

Richard Mitchell is the creator of the bodybuildingadvisor.com website that provides guidance and information to athletes at all levels of bodybuilding experience. Go to Bodybuilding Advice to learn more about the issues covered in this article.


MORE RESOURCES:

Get Stronger Without Moving: 5 Static Exercises That Burn Fat and Build Muscle
STACK News
While the majority of your workouts should consist of eccentric and concentric movements, isometric exercises can help you build muscle, burn fat and prevent injuries. For a fresh physical and mental challenge, try one of these static exercises next ...



Lifehacker Australia

Stop Relying On Genetics And Build Muscle With Science
Lifehacker Australia
The rest of the guide talks about how to build muscle and how long it takes. (Spoiler alert: It takes longer than you think.) The guide is quite long (four parts and 8000 words) but it's one of the most comprehensive evidence-based resources out there ...



KY3

Fit Friday: Build muscle at Jazzercise Strength class
KY3
He found out that Jazzercise is not just about just dancing. But, the Strength 60 class is about strength training as well. Dawn showed us 3 tricep exercises including tricep kickbacks. Here's how you do a tricep kickback; Start with a dumbbell in each ...



Yahoo Health

10 Meat-Based Meals Guaranteed To Build Muscle
Yahoo Health
People are scared of red meat, but if you eat the right kinds in the right amounts, it's totally fine. In fact, it's a great source of quality, muscle-building protein. Just take the recipes from the 21-Day Shred Cookbook for example. The Steak with ...



Philly.com (blog)

How to effectively build muscle in women
Philly.com (blog)
... to understand how to do it effectively. Women may find it more challenging to build muscle than men due to genetics and hormones. Some women may need to focus on decreasing body fat in addition to building muscle, in order to achieve visible muscles.



Doctor Tipster

How Much Protein do you need to Build Muscle?
Doctor Tipster
These content links are provided by Content.ad.Both Content.ad and the web site upon which the linksare displayed may receive compensation when readers click on these links. Some of thecontent you are redirected to may be sponsored content. View our ...



The Sport Review

Why and how you must train your legs to build muscle and get ripped
The Sport Review
Training your legs is without a doubt, the most effective way to your beach body. Some people might not want tree trunk legs, and anyone who has done a leg day knows about the potential inability to sit down that follows, but it doesn't take anything ...



The Inquisitr

Dr. Oz Giuliana Weight Advice: Giuliana Rancic Is 'Frail,' Needs To Build Muscle
The Inquisitr
Wednesday, after an episode of his show, Dr. Mehmet Oz didn't mince his words on a reporter's questions about Giuliana Rancic's dramatic weight loss. The E!News co-host of Fashion Police who is getting a rocky beginning to the new year has been the ...
Dr. Oz details Giuliana Rancic weight loss, anorexia and 7-minute yoga workoutExaminer.com

all 10 news articles »


Jackson Clarion Ledger

Rebecca Turner: Build muscle mass as you age
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Strength is more than a term for gym rats. Regardless of your age or fitness level building and maintaining muscle mass should be a top priority. Why? Because lean muscle is the furnace in which calories are burned and energy is stored. Without ...



The Daily Meal

Foods Men Should Eat If They're Trying to Build Muscle
The Daily Meal
“Rich in chlorophyll and iron, baby spinach is much easier to eat than full-grown spinach and will help you build muscle by providing calcium, which is required for muscle contraction during exercise. Its high chlorophyll content will also reduce the ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.