Who doesn't yearn for a wide chest, brooding shoulders and a perfect V-cut? Well, maybe not the ladies but guys certainly do. Men are hot wired to try and reach perfection at every stage and we know you would go to any extent to make that happen, be it putting up fancy makeup or physically transforming yourself into a hottie. It's perfectly normal to vie for good looks and achieve that exemplary body that we all desire. We are here to help you get just that with these exercises, which are scientifically proven to build those pecs. However, let this be known, though it's not rocket science, there is no substitute for hard work.
Barbell Bench Press (3 sets of 20, 15, 10)
When it comes to chest day, the barbell bench press is a perennial favorite. Grasp the bar with a wide grip and use the first set of 20 reps (reps= repetitions for all the gym noobs) as a warm-up routine. Add more weight as you move through the final set.
Incline dumbbell press (2 sets of 12 reps to failure)
The benefit of the incline bench's angle is its ability to emphasize the upper chest, carving out that more rounded look in your pecs. Grab a challenging weight and bang out the first 10-12 reps of the first set. For the second set, keep the same weight but bring your muscles to failure. Make sure that your elbows never drop past your shoulders as you perform each rep and squeeze the pecs throughout.
Flat dumbbell fly (2 sets of 15 to failure)
Flat dumbbell fly is an excellent compound exercise that helps recruit a greater amount of muscle fibers than any other exercise. Emphasis should be on going deep and getting that stretch. Take it slow and don't worry about clanking the weights together.
Bar dips (3 sets to failure)
One of the most underrated and forgotten exercises. Concentrate on the form and get it right rather than stacking up weights.
Push ups (100 reps)
Don’t get all worked up after reading 100 reps just yet. Break down your reps into sets of 20 each. Rest briefly for a few seconds and resume. You probably won't reach 100 on the first go but aim higher every time you do it.
Do these religiously and you shall have what the heart desires. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.