Favorite Chest Day Exercises

We’ve covered everything from legs and abs to oblique and yoga. What we haven’t shared with you yet, are some of our favorite chest exercises. Feel free to try any of these simple exercises during your next chest day.

Bench Press with Dumbbells

Lie on your back on a flat bench with a dumbbell in each hand and your hands up in the air. Make sure the dumbbells are of equal weight before lowering them to either side of your chest. Lift them up to where you started. Complete 3 sets of 8-10 reps.

Push up

The push up was listed as one of our easy at-home exercises to do when you can’t make it to the gym. Assume a pushup position with your hands below your shoulders. Lower down by bending your elbows and keeping your body long and straight. Lower until your nose is nearly touching the floor. Lift into starting position.
Do 3 sets of 10-12 reps

Incline Fly with Dumbbells

Lie on an incline bench with a dumbbell in each hand. Make sure you are carrying equal weights in each hand. We recommend you start with lighter weights, as this exercise isn’t as like other chest exercises. Start with your arms stretched in front of you and open your arms to each side as if you’re giving someone a wide hug. Assume starting position and repeat for 3 sets of 10-12 reps.

Chest Squeeze Using a Medicine Ball

Sit with your back straight against the chair and a small medicine ball grasped with both hands in front of your chest. Keep squeezing, then releasing the ball. While squeezing, extend your arms in front of you, and gently release as you bring the ball back to your chest. Do 3 sets until failure. This can also be done as a warm-up.

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