Chest-Exercises for Mass – Training for Size
The best chest-exercises for mass are quite simple and consist of exercise you’ve done or heard of. Chances are you may be already hitting one or two of them in your current routine. So this won’t be too difficult on paper. Executing these chest exercises properly is what we’re concerned with. The weights will be heavy and you’re going to be using what’s called a power-building technique which is a mixture of powerlifting and bodybuilding techniques. The powerlifting techniques will help you to lift massive loads and the bodybuilding techniques implemented will help you get the most out of each rep in regards to building the muscle.
The Bench Press
There are a lot of misconceptions with the bench press. Some claim it causes injuries, which it certainly has the potential to. If at all possible, you need to implement the bench press as it will give you solid mass.
Incline Barbell Press
It’s been said by pro bodybuilders that you can’t have too much upper chest development. Incline barbell press will certainly build and shape your chest like no other exercise. It’s a good idea to alternate this chest exercise every other week with bench press, doing it first.
Dumbbell Press (flat and incline)
Dumbbells will quickly let you know if one side is stronger than the other. Both flat and incline dumbbell presses are excellent mass builders. You can alternate them each week (flat, incline).
Hammer Strength Chest Machines
I’m personally not a huge fan of machines in general but Hammer Strength machines are an exception. Hammer Strength Chest presses (flat, incline, and decline) mimic the true movement of the exercise and allows you to concentrate on the muscle contraction.
These chest exercises should make up the foundation of your chest routine if you’re going for mass. Use heavy weights, low reps and train until you reach muscle failure. This will promote muscle growth. Don’t forget to consume a lot of quality calories and get proper rest as these are essentials for muscle growth and recovery.