There is nothing that can beat the fear of health problems better than regular work out sessions. When you work out regularly, you do get toned and ripped but you also gain confidence to sport things you couldn’t have imagined sporting before. As a man you might have never had the guts to go shirtless at a beach or as a woman, bikinis may have been your dread, however there are a lot of fun and effective exercises out there that bring you in shape with a little effort and a little pain. When it comes to chest muscles, there are a lot of ways to tone those pectoral muscles and make then firmer and shapely with time. Here are a few ways you can keep your chest muscles in good health.
There are a lot of ways to accomplish the exercise known as chest press. Whether you do it with weights on your own or use a machine, the central idea here is to isolate your chest muscles while working out. If you use a machine you are more likely to achieve that, since the machine lets you keep all your other muscles at rest and builds up the intensity at your chest. Doing this is definitely going to make visible improvements over time.
One of the most common, relatively easy yet effective ways to get your chest in shape is to bench press with barbells. Do not overestimate yourself and go for a high weight on the very first day. The idea is to gradually increase your potential. Barbell bench press not only brings shape but also builds strength in your chest muscles. There is no point in looking good if there is no core strength to support it. Bench press does just that for you, since here it is completely your effort, and since you expend all your strength it eventually raises your stamina and your core strength.
The good old push-ups will never let you down. Push-ups not only work on your chest muscles but also on your back shoulder and core muscles. It is also an effective lower chest workout. However since push-ups seem like relatively easy to do, it is important that you have your posture and breathing right. There is no point in doing 100 push-ups a day only to see your body deteriorate. Simple exercises are the easiest to mess up. So the technique has to be perfected for an effective work out. Make sure you do not strain your shoulders when holding your position and your hips do not protrude; rather keep holding the plank formation.
There is no gain without pain. Exercising is difficult and it definitely hurts. However, being healthy is a lifestyle that is made as a choice. Eating clean and pushing your physical boundaries each day, getting toned and building stamina have a fervor and passionate addiction of their own. Start making better choices for a better lifestyle and watch yourself improve every day.Tammie~
This does sound like good info. I used to work out with weights and do lots of modified push ups, eeeh, I need to get back to doing this.
Christina Gould says
I do push ups, ever so occasionally. I should stick with it. Thanks for posting!
Bigg Nutrition says
Very good article shared, thanks for this.