Do you have muscular and strong chest? Do you feel better with your upper body this time? If don’t, then you should do chest exercise to build your chest so it becomes more attractive, makes you good-looking and feel better. There are a variety of exercises to build your chest become muscular and strong. This time, I’ll take you exploring the two of most popular of chest exercises that are push-up and bench press
Everyone certainly knows what is push-up and how to do it. Push-up is the primary chest muscle building exercise which is commonly performed in strength training exercise. I’m sure that everyone who calls him or herself as a body builder has been doing push-up for hundreds or even thousands times as their routines. This chest exercise is beneficial to strengthen your pectoral muscles as well as stresses your triceps and shoulders. Push-up is very simple to do and also requires no equipments. Yet you should do this simple exercise with properly so you won’t injure yourself.
Another most popular of chest exercises is bench press, which is also known as chest press exercise. The bench press exercise is quite useful to strengthen the muscles of your chest. Unlike push-up exercise, the bench press exercise requires equipments such as dumbbells, weights and exercise bench. Dumbbells and weights are needed as the weight to train your chest muscles whereas the exercise bench will be use to lie down your body on it.
New fitness enthusiasts are often having miss-conception about should or not women do the bench press exercise. They thought that the bench press is typically associated as a male exercise because this exercise will build chest, shoulder and triceps muscles so the exerciser will be seem muscularity as most of men wish. Hence, women those who don’t want to looked like Arnold Schwarzenegger, except they are pro-bodybuilder, surely won’t taking this type exercise. Actually, this miss-conception is not true at all. On the contrary, the bench press exercises are beneficial for both men and women. Beside get healthier, women who takes the bench press exercises as they routines will get many benefits to their body such as tighten sagging chest and breast, and so on. In addition, these days a lot of women are getting involved in acrobatic chest muscle building, surely under body building trainers.
The exercise bench is taking main role on performing of the bench press exercises. The bench itself can be set to be three types of angle that are flat, incline and decline bench. The bench press exercises are not so difficult to perform but once again, you should do this with properly. To perform the bench press exercise just lie down on the bench, grip the bar with thumbs and fingers firmly wrapped around the bar, bring it above your chest, and then lift the weight slowly to the start position. Repeat for 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps. If you are just beginning, do it as much repetition as you can.
When you are getting advanced in lifting weight, you may perform the incline and the decline bench press. The difference of the flat and the incline or decline bench press is the bench angled. If the flat bench press is done on flat bench, the incline bench press exercise is done on the bench angled upward whereas the decline bench press exercise is performed by bench angled downward. Hence, you should not to lift the weight as much as you lift on the flat bench because the angled will add distress of lifting weight.
All in all, whatever chest exercises you perform, don’t forget to involve push-up and the bench press. If you habituate doing push-ups, then you will be finding easier to perform the bench press exercises.
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