Category Archive for "Chest"

THE 3 BEST CHEST EXERCISES FOR THE PERFECT PEC WORKOUT

Sean Nalewanyj

“What are the best chest exercises to build my pecs?” This is one of the most common questions that lands in my inbox on a weekly basis, and it’s no secret that the majority of lifters out there place chest…

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ARE BENCH PRESSES NECESSARY FOR CHEST GAINS?

Sean Nalewanyj

Although traditional barbell bench presses are generally considered as a basic, “must have” bodybuilding exercise, the simple truth is that they are most definitely not a mandatory exercise from a pure muscle building perspective. It’s not that barbell benches aren’t…

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NEUTRAL GRIP DUMBBELL PRESS VS. OVERHAND GRIP

Sean Nalewanyj

“What is the ideal hand positioning on a dumbbell press for building the chest… an overhand grip with the palms facing away, or a neutral grip with the palms facing inward?” In order to stimulate maximum muscle growth on any…

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WIDE-GRIP WEIGHTED DIPS: GOOD OR BAD FOR CHEST GAINS?

Sean Nalewanyj

Although dips have been a standard compound exercise in chest routines for decades, I want to explain today why they are, in fact, not that great of an exercise for building the pecs with maximum effectiveness. Before I get started,…

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BEST CHEST FLY EXERCISE (DUMBBELL FLYS VS. CABLE FLYS)

Sean Nalewanyj

Although a heavy compound press should always be the cornerstone of your chest training routine, flys are a great movement to include at the end of your workout as they target a separate movement pattern of the pecs for complete,…

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BARBELL PRESS VS. DUMBBELL PRESS FOR CHEST: WHICH IS BETTER?

Sean Nalewanyj

If you’re looking to add as much raw size to your chest in the most efficient way possible, there’s no question that heavy presses are the way to go. Flye movements can certainly be included at the end of your…

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4 AWESOME CHEST TRAINING TIPS TO BUILD BIGGER PECS

Sean Nalewanyj

So you’ve been cranking out your chest pressing movements with full intensity and focus… you’re progressing in weight and reps every week… your nutrition and supplementation is down pat… and your chest still isn’t growing the way you want it…

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THE 3 BEST UPPER CHEST EXERCISES FOR MASS

Sean Nalewanyj

If you’re still a relative beginner, I would typically recommend that you simply focus on gaining overall muscle size and strength throughout your entire body before focusing on the smaller details. Worrying about your “inner biceps”, “lower quads” or “upper…

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YOUR COMPLETE CHEST WORKOUT FOR MASS

Sean Nalewanyj

What are the best exercises for building thick, muscular pecs? How many sets and reps should you perform? What is the best way to structure an optimal chest workout for mass? These questions land in my inbox on a daily…

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