Recently I went out with a couple of friends for a couple of drinks to usher in the New Year, and came across a few colleagues that knew me during the day when I wasn't so conscious of maintaining a level of fitness than I am today.
So, the first words were: My God! We couldn't recognize you. Wow, you've lost weight.
(Three of the worst words put together from an English dictionary, quite frankly.)
And then the next few words hit me hard: We liked you better when you were plump and funny.
These is what I get for putting in so much effort. How about that? Yes, they would love more if they saw my now non-existent man-boobs, I suppose.
(Trust me – whoever coined the phrase "less is more" damn sure knew what they were talking about!)
If you're dealing with the same issues, then it's time to start putting some effort into some chest exercises… because it sure is going to take you a while to get that huge chest that was exemplified by Arnie during the golden age of bodybuilding.
With that said, this aspect of "less is more" doesn't apply to women, of course…
An Introduction to Pectoral Muscles
Known as pectoralis major and pectoralis minor, together they consist of all the chest muscles in the human body.
So, why is it important to know a little more about the human body (and these strange sounding words) before moving on to the chest exercises for men?
For the simple reason: if you look at the diagram of the pectoral muscles at this link, you'll find that they spread out like a fan when they are fully developed.
It's not something that happens by itself, as you might know but comes from working on chest exercises for men that can help you get the pecs you want.
Let me reiterate: this takes a lot of work… real hard work to make them look like Arnie's "fans" in his hey-day!
Chest Exercises for Men – A Top 10 List
Now that you are aware of the fact that it is going to take hard work to get pecs that are the envy of every able-bodied male but also the delight of every woman in the vicinity, let's look at some chest exercises for men that can help you do just that.
So, without further ado, here are the top ten chest exercises that have been agreed on by experts, and which you can used in your workouts:
#10: Decline Bench Press
#9: Dumbbell Pullover
#8: Incline Dumbbell Flyes
#7: Upper Pec Cable Crossovers
#6: Dumbbell Flyes
#5: Cable Crossovers
#4: Dumbbell Bench
#3: Chest Press Machine
#2: Barbell Bench Press
#1: Incline Barbell Bench Press
You can read more about this compilation of the 10 best exercises at this link. Before you begin to select a few of these exercises for your workout, it's a good idea to read the tips at this link as it takes an alternative approach to building pecs.
Because you're going to need them…
So, what chest exercises have you chosen for your workout for building bigger pecs?
Are you finding it hard to develop your pectoral muscles? If so, feel free to share your thoughts about this.