5 Tips to Help You With Your Chest Development
A lot of people think that what they do in the gym is perfect for their goals, yet they never see the results they want to attain. They blame it on genetics or not using steroids like other bodybuilders, however, that couldn't be further from the truth. You do not need genetics like LeBron James and you don't need to take steroids to get the body of your dreams. Average gym-goers do the entire approach wrong and that's where we are here to help you. Here are 5 tips that you need to focus on when you do chest in the gym:
- Treat bench presses as just another chest exercise with reps in the eight to 12 range.
- Prioritize your upper chest.
- Do primarily free-weight presses and flyes.
- Concentrate on the contraction of each rep.
- Keep the focus on your pecs, not on the weight.
As for tip #1 and #2, many people think that the bench press is the number one exercise that they have to perform every time they enter the gym on chest day, not realizing that its overuse will lead to droppy " bitch tits", because of the emphasis it places on the lower and middle chest. The upper chest is where the priority of your training should be, because that will provide for your pecs to be raised up and give you the look that you are looking for.
As for tip #3, people have an overreliance on machines in the gym. They think that the fancy gyms have all the eqipment in the world and that's where their focus needs to be. Wrong! The holy grail for chest lies with dumbbells and barbells.
As for tip #4 and #5, this is probably where most gym-goers go wrong. They think that the amount of weight they lift is what results in chest growth. You couldn't be more wrong. It's about form, and with that comes, contracting your msucle properly at the top of the movement. Never lock your elbows out at the top of the movement when doing chest and always hold it at the top for a brief couple of seconds, keeping control throughout the movement and never using momentum in any, way, shape or form. Also, arch your back and puff your chest out and do not rely on your shoulders to get the weight up. USE YOUR CHEST and lower the weight.
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