What are the best exercises for building a stronger chest?

Asked 4 years ago

I have always struggled with bench press and it is currently my weakest compound exercise. My arms and shoulders are quite strong, but my chest muscles really seem to be lacking. What are some good exercises to build stronger chest muscles?

Clayton Shannon

Monday, August 17, 2020

I found that strengthening my core really helped to improve my bench press.

Jamie Valentine

Thursday, August 20, 2020

In my opinion, the best way to strengthen your chest is through standard push-ups. Try to include push-ups in your workouts at least twice per week. If standard push-ups become easy, move onto incline and decline push-ups.

Maxim Garza

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Hand-release push-ups are a great way to isolate the chest. Try to keep your hand position slightly wider so that you limit the amount of work that your triceps are doing, forcing you to use your chest to push upwards.

Lincoln Snow

Sunday, September 13, 2020

There is a plan called "Double your bench press". It is incredibly difficult but really works! I went from 265 lb to 405 lb on bench press following the program.

Alijah Stuart

Saturday, September 19, 2020

My favorite way to increase strength is through a 5x5 program. Each week, you will do 5 sets of 5 reps of bench press. Start with a light weight and add 5-10 pounds each week until you can no longer increase the weight. Then you will need to have a rest week before starting the program again, this time starting at a slightly higher weight.

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