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

Chest Exercises For Beginning Bodybuilders


The chest area is one of the easist muscle groups for beginning bodybuilders to strengthen and develop. It consists of a large muscle (pectoralis major) to either side of the breastbone and a smaller muscle (pectoralis minor) underneath. The pecs are relatively easy to develop in the early stages simply because they can be trained intensively although care needs to be taken to work them from different angles to ensure full development.

For beginners, three safe but effective exercises are recommended:

1. Incline dumbbell press - 3 sets of 10-15 reps. When you feel comfortable with the mechanics involved in this exercise you can move on to using a barbell instead, remembering to maintain proper form.

2. Incline dumbbell flyes - 3 sets of 10-15 reps. Done properly, this exercise is good for inner and outer pecs.

3. Push-ups - 3 sets of 10-15 reps. Keep your body straight from head to knees and lower your body until your arms form right angles. Done properly, the old fashioned push-up still offers benefits to the chest muscles.

As with all exercises you need to take care in scheduling specific body parts. To begin with you should incorporate your chest exercises into a program similar to the one suggested below:

Day 1: Biceps, Back, Abs

Day 2: Hamstrings, Shoulders, Abs

Day 3: Quads, Forearms, Calves

Day 4: Triceps, Chest, Abs

For the first couple of weeks complete one set but then add one set each week to a maximum of three. At the end of three months you will be ready to move on to more intensive intermediate level exercises.

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:

Men's Fitness

Lifting Heavy Weights Twice a Week Is Enough to Build Muscle
Men's Fitness
When it comes to strength training, how much you lift is more important than how often you do it. by Men's Fitness Editors. Google + Print. Editor's Picks. 10 Different Ways to Do A Curl Build more strength and size with these efficient, effective ...



KOMO News

You can build muscle on a vegetarian diet
KOMO News
You don't need to eat meat to build muscle. A plant-based diet can also provide the protein you need, if you eat a variety of soy products, beans, grains, nuts and seeds. Kim Larson, a registered dietician who she speaks for the Academy of Nutrition ...



Philly.com

Women can build muscle without bulking up
Philly.com
If you're a woman who exercises, the fear of bulking up may have crossed your mind. But regardless of what your fitness goals are, muscle can help you get there. Why women need to build muscle: Increase strength. Building muscle makes it easier to do ...



Build Muscle With the 2-Second Pause Workout Program
STACK News
Spring is a great time to add volume to your players' programs and improve their strength levels. The Time Under Tension Workout accomplishes both of these goals. Remember to keep the weight considerably light the first week, since the additional ...



POPSUGAR UK

Burn-Fat, Build-Muscle Plyo Workout
POPSUGAR UK
Burn-Fat, Build-Muscle Plyo Workout. Add some jumping to your strength-training workouts for quicker results in this Better-Body Challenge. Catching air with plyometric exercises means burning more calories in less time. The nine moves in this circuit ...



The Times (subscription)

Fitness First ready to build muscle after profit boost
The Times (subscription)
A punishing three-year regime to get Britain's biggest health club chain back in shape appears to be working. Fitness First, which has 377 clubs around the world, will reveal today that profits in the UK have started to improve after five years of ...

and more »


Men's Fitness

Five Fitness Experts on How to Stay Shredded All Season Long
Men's Fitness
Spring is in full swing. Here's how to keep your body in check for 365 days. by HUMANFITPROJECT. Google + Print. Editor's Picks. The Six Best Six-Pack Exercises Use these moves to get the abs you've always wanted. Quick crunch-free moves for six-pack ...



Wina Sturgeon: Carry extra weight to build muscle
Bellingham Herald
The gym is crowded. Streets are full of runners and cyclists. Lots of folks are spending time working out, not only to get exercise, but to build the perfect summer body - lean, ripped and toned. There's a great way to lose the fat that covers your ...

and more »


Rogers-Cromartie a fan of Spaguolo's scheme
GiantInsider.net (subscription)
During the off-season he returned to his home state to train and build muscle so he would be less hesitant in going in for strong tackles. His voice is also being heard more in the Giants meeting room as he is trying to speak up and help guide his ...

and more »


Healthy ways to get your daily dose of protein
Las Cruces Sun-News
Other than providing our body with energy, protein also helps build muscle, improve our immune system, transport nutrients and develop new cells, Peterson said. "Many molecules that are carriers in the blood are protein based," Peterson said. "Enzymes ...


Google News


Advertisement



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

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.