Mon. Nov 28th, 2022

So you want to build big and strong chest muscles? Huge big pectoral muscles (pecs) or chest muscles command respect and adoration. You can be the proud owner of a big and strong chest muscles. 

Many people think that there are two different chest muscles. Well, there aren’t. The chest muscle or pecs on each side of your chest is a fan-shaped continuous muscle.

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However, they may be called by names such as pectoralis major, minor, and clavicle head to differentiate the different parts of the same muscle. 

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Bodybuilder training in the gym -bench press

Work the Chest from Different Angles

All chest exercises work your chest muscle from different angles, which places different stress on your chest. Therefore, it would be best if you used a variety of exercises to hit your pecs at various angles to stimulate muscle growth.

In addition, different angles with chest exercises will reach various fibers in your muscles. Therefore use different exercises to stimulate different areas of your pecs. By doing this, your chest will grow faster and symmetrically. Also, this will give you that broad and powerful chest that threatens to rip through your t-shirt. 

Best Chest Exercises:

Use Free Weights

Use free weights, especially dumbbells, instead of machines for the best results in building your chest muscles. It would be best to avoid a chest muscle workout that uses any chest machines as it has many disadvantages. It will not only produce the desired results but may also cause injuries because of their narrow range of movements.

Your chest muscles will also not grow fast because machine exercises lack the involvement of synergistic muscles or supporting muscles. As with any weightlifting workout, proper lifting form and techniques are paramount. 

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Muscular man workout in gym doing exercises for chest, cable crossover. Strong male naked torso abs

Mind-Muscle Connection

Many people typically use only 1 or 2 types of chest exercises, and almost invariably, it’s the flat bench press and flys. To build powerfully big and well-chiseled chest muscles, you must hit the pecs from all angles to stimulate muscle growth in your entire chest muscle. All chest muscle exercises will work not only your chest but also your delts, biceps, and triceps to a lesser extent.

So you need to focus, visualize, and concentrate the force on the chest. Mind and chest muscle connections are vital to make your chest work harder instead of using your triceps, delts, or biceps to power your chest workout.

Also, work on the full range of motion and squeeze your chest muscles hard at the top of each movement. Finally, always lower your weight slowly and deliberately fight gravity to provide more resistance to your chest muscles and elicit more muscle fibers for muscle growth. 

The Last Word on a Big Strong Chest Muscles Commands Respect and Adoration

A word of caution, though. You will need a spotter or a personal trainer for safety reasons because you must lift heavy for excellent muscle gain, especially for chest muscle development. Strong chest muscles help you look good and perform athletic tasks.

Your spotter or personal trainer will also be able to correct your mistakes and help you with forced reps. Thus, you can reach the deep tissues to elicit maximum muscle fiber stimulation. What do you think? Please share your response in the comment section below so that others can benefit from your experience.

By Terry Clark

Terry Clark is a math professor, certified fitness trainer, bodybuilding coach, nutrition specialist, writer, and fitness enthusiast. Terry loves working out, playing with numbers, solving problems, writing, and teaching.