How to Build Chest Muscles for a Complete, Bigger, Fuller and Stronger Look

Build Chest Muscles

Did you know all chest exercises work your muscles but from different angles which puts different types of stress on your chest? build chest muscles

Unfortunately, one of the biggest mistakes made when it comes to building chest muscles is the mindset that all you need to do is bench, bench, and bench some more.

In order to build a fully developed chest you should focus on all three main areas: upper, middle and lower chest.

Let’s review each area along with a sample exercise that you can use in your workout regimen.

Upper Chest Muscles: You target the upper chest area when you do incline chest exercises such as incline barbell bench press, incline dumbbell bench press or incline dumbbell flyes.

Here is a video of IFBB Pro Steve Kuclo doing an incline barbell bench press drop set.

Middle Chest Muscles: This area is targeted when you do flat chest exercises such as flat barbell bench press, flat dumbbell bench press or flat dumbbell flyes.

Here is a video of IFBB Pro 8X Mr Olympia Big Ronnie Coleman doing a set of flat dumbbell bench presses. Yeah Buddy!

Lower Chest Muscles: The lower area of the chest is targeted when you do decline chest exercises such as decline barbell bench press, decline dumbbell bench press or decline dumbbell flyes.

Here’s a shot of IFBB Pro Nasser El Sonbaty doing a set of decline dumbbell flyes.building chest muscles

On a final note it’s important to remember that every chest exercise works your muscles but from different angles which puts different types of stress on your chest.

For your workouts to be most effective use a variety of methods and various angles to stimulate maximum muscle growth.

For example, each different angle you use with cable crossovers will reach into various different muscle fibers in your chest.  Hitting these different angles in an inner (middle) chest workout will grow your pec muscles and etch in those deep striations.

You can build a full and completely balanced chest when you focus on each area using various methods and angles for maximum impact. But remember, without the proper nutrition, bodybuilding foods and various types of protein, no amount of training will bring the results you deserve if your muscles don’t have the nutrients needed to rebuild and recover.

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