For the goals of improved strength, more muscle size, better athletic function, and even general fitness, the bench press is the best exercise. Here’s why.
Think the barbell bench press is a must-do lift? Really, it's not. Here's why.
If ring dips or ring push-ups make you look like you're training in an earthquake, something's wrong. Here's why and how to fix it.
If your goal is hypertrophy, use these techniques the next time you do dumbbell bench presses.
Remember these cues the next time you bench press and you'll get a better workout.
Most people really mess up this common pec stretch. Here's why you should avoid it and what you should replace it with.
Add this to your training and boost your upper-body strength, core strength, and even your bench press PR.
Add this Tabata-style workout to the end of chest day on Monday. Don't plan on moving around a lot on Tuesday.
This lift is easy on your joints, kind to your shoulders, and polite to your achy elbows. And it'll still get you super strong.
Yes, the evil Smith machine can help you build your chest, but only if you use it wisely. Here's the trick.
Chest press machines work, but they can also wreck your joints. Here's how to get around that.
For pure size gains, many bodybuilders have forgotten about this pec-building staple.
Train for strength and hypertrophy in the same workout. Here's how.
This pressing variation trains both functions of the chest for complete pec development. Check it out.
For complete chest development, don't forget this classic. Bonus: There's a new way to do it for even better results. Check this out.
Looks scary, but it's the best way to bench if your goal is chest size.
To get the most out of the bench, you must make it a whole-body lift. Here are four ways to do it.
Take a break from the barbell and try this for size and strength gains.
This advanced style of push-up is not only a great upper-body builder, it's a good alternative to use when your shoulders are acting up.
Add this mechanical drop set to your next chest workout. Yes, it's going to hurt.
Everything you need to know about dips, plus some quick videos to make sure you're doing them right.
Yes, really. This training method will also improve your lifting mechanics. Take a look.
The bench press puts a lot of stress on the joints. Swap it for a variation that'll help you build muscle without the joint issues. Info here.
Do this superset before heavy bench presses to safely lift heavier weight.
The barbell bench press is great, but it's not that great at targeting the pecs. Add these two exercises to chest day to really grow.