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Chest Exercises for Men – The Top Three

Posted Sep 09 2011 8:45am

Perhaps one of the best ways by which you can stay motivated to exercise is by having a motivated partner, whether human or canine. If it's the former, then it becomes apparent that you make comparisons of workouts so you are able to compare progress on a weekly or monthly basis.

For the most part, some people might need to put in much more effort for some body parts as compared to others. For example, developing muscles in the lower body has taken me significantly lesser time than my partner's even though his upper body strength is much more than mine.

Since genetics is so unique to each and ever person, it's hard to say which muscle group is the hardest to develop from time to time. Yet people will agree that the pectoral muscles are a pretty tough muscle group…

Pectoral Muscles

If you aren't aware of what the pectoral muscles are, these are the muscles located in the chest, and consist of the pectoralis major and minor. With the obsession that women have for boob-jobs, it's surely something that they don't share in common with men.

Yes, we're talking about the proverbial man-boobs syndrome that is the reason why most men don't like to take their shirts off and if you don't know what that means, you'll have to see the fully-developed pectoral muscles that Arnie sported in order to distinguish between what's socially acceptable and what isn't.

Perhaps the exercises to work these muscles can be indicated by their function. The pectoralis major is in place to help you move your arms across the body while the pectoralis minor helps you to move your shoulders forward.

So, here are a list of exercises that supports these body movements so that you can get that thick, fan-shaped form that is an indicator of these muscles being in their best shape.

Top 3 Chest exercises for Men

Exercise #1: Dumbbell Press (with 3 variations)

a. Flat Dumbbell Press
Equipment: flat bench, dumbbells
Execution Instructions (video): Dumbbell Bench Press

b. Incline Dumbbell Press
Equipment: Incline Bench, dumbbells
Execution Instructions (video): Incline Dumbbell Press

c. Decline Dumbbell Press
Equipment: Decline Bench, dumbbells
Execution Instructions (video): Decline Dumbbell Press

Exercise #2: Dumbbell Flyes (with 3 variations)

a. Normal Dumbell Fly
Equipment: flat bench, dumbbells
Execution Instructions (video): Dumbbell Flyes

b. Incline Dumbbell Fly
Equipment: Incline Bench, Dumbbells
Execution Instructions (video): Incline Dumbbell Flyes

c. Decline Dumbbell Fly
Equipment: Decline Bench, Dumbbells
Execution Instructions (video): Decline Dumbbell Flyes

Exercise #3: Push-ups (with variations)

Equipment: None
Execution Instructions (video): Pushups for the beginner

NOTE: Following these short instruction videos closely will ensure that you practice the right form and also prevent any issues that might crop up if you execute these exercises without proper instruction.

One important thing to remember with these popular chest exercises for men is that you won't see the results immediately, so you'll have to be patient. In any case, taking your time with these exercises often results in getting into the shape the good old way.

In Closing

So, just in case, you've been battling with the problem of man-boobs, it won't be long before it remains a challenge of the past with these chest exercises.

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