Chest Workouts for Men: 5 Exercises to Look Better in Shirts

by Thursday, November 24, 2016

Can’t seem to fill your shirts with your too narrow chest? Or are your man boobs bothering you, making you feel insecure? Maybe it’s time to hit the gym and try out some chest workouts. Having a wide chest will not only make you feel and look strong, you could also be a chic magnet as it looks more attractive to the opposite sex.

Look Better in Shirts with These 5 Chest Workouts

Let’s get real. Not everyone is blessed with a supermodel body, who could wear whatever clothes he wants and still look good. As we all have different body types, some have narrower chests while others have man boobs. No matter how you deny it, this kind of stuff really dampens your confidence. Luckily, there are a number of chest workouts to improve your chests and give you the confidence boost you need.

But keep in mind, bigger chests cannot be attained overnight. You need to do a lot of hard work and a tad bit of a sacrifice including minimizing food intake or perhaps, changing your diet. If you’re ready, let’s get started with the chest workouts now!

 

1. The Dumbbell Squeeze Press

The Dumbbell Squeeze Press | Chest Workouts for Men: 5 Exercises to Look Better in Shirts

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Grab two of your dumbbells then lie on a bench in a normal position. Squeeze your DBs together then keep them pressed together throughout the duration of your set. Ideally, use a hex-shaped dumbbell to perform this exercise as it is easier to squeeze them together.

2. The Neck Bench Press

The Neck Bench Press | Chest Workouts for Men: 5 Exercises to Look Better in Shirts

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Also known as the Guillotine Press, this is one of the effective chest workouts to do in increasing your chest. For safety purposes, use a spotter for this exercise. Lie on a bench in a normal position then hold a barbell above your neck. Slowly lower the bar to your upper chest, in between your collarbone and lower neck. Pause for a while then press it overhead.

NOTE: Start with a lighter weight first to prevent shoulder injury.

3. The Archer Pushup

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Can’t seem to pull off the one arm push up yet? Try doing the archer pushup first, instead. Begin in a pushup position but place your hands much wider. As you go down, slide yourself to one side while extending your other hand on the opposite side. Push yourself back to the center then repeat the process to the other side.

4. The Weighted Pushup

The Weighted Pushup | Chest Workouts for Men: 5 Exercises to Look Better in Shirts

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Basically, this is just doing the standard pushup with a little twist — having weights added and placed at your back as you perform the exercise. Note the weight you will be using must be equivalent to 10 percent of how much your body weighs. If you’re up for the challenge, you may gradually add weight depending on how much you could bear. Make sure to keep your body straight throughout the duration of your exercise.

5. The Dumbbell Around the World

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Lie down on a bench as you hold a dumbbell in each hand. Make sure the DBs are next to your thighs and your palms are facing up. Now, create a semi-circle by rotating your DBs over your head. Slowly return to your starting position and repeat.

 

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The key to a bigger and better chest is consistency. You cannot just try doing these chest workouts for a day and expect to see results immediately. Keep yourself motivated in achieving your goal: a powerful, muscular, bigger chest! Then, you’ll be more than ready and confident in filling your shirts with those solid pecs of yours!

Don’t know what to wear with your now massive chest? Stay healthy this holiday by following these tips.

Did I miss anything? If you have your own chest workouts you’d like to share, post it in the comments area below!

 

 

Feature image via Sanova Dermatology

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