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The Best Bodyweight Chest Workout You Can Do at Home

Published August 27, 2019
KC Clements

Written By: KC Clements, MS

KC holds a Master of Arts in Gender Politics from New York University

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<script type="application/ld+json"> { "@type":"BlogPosting", "headline":"The Best Bodyweight Chest Workout You Can Do at Home", "datePublished":"August 27, 2019", "description":"Want to have a stronger, more functional chest? We’ve got you covered with this bodyweight chest workout you can do at home!", "image": "https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/media/public/2019/07/man-fit-push-up-outdoors-beach-thumbnail-0226.jpg" }, } ] } </script> <article> <div> <ul> <li><a href="#section1">What Are the Chest Muscles?</a></li> <li><a href="#section2">What Do the Chest Muscles Do?</a></li> <li><a href="#section3">How Do I Build Chest Muscles Without Weights?</a></li> <li><a href="#section4">What Are the Best Bodyweight Chest Exercises to Do at Home?</a></li> <li><a href="#section5">What Is the Best At-Home Chest Workout?</a></li> <li><a href="#section6">Wrapping Up</a></li> </ul> </div> <section> <p>Head to any gym, and you’re likely to find people pushing some serious weight on the bench press. That’s because working the chest is crucial for building upper-body strength—plus it can lead to a set of big pecs. </p> <p>But while a ripped chest can have its appeal, what most of us need is something simpler—enough strength to make basic things like lifting, throwing, doing simple upper-body exercises, and moving our arms easier! And the right workout to do it.</p> <p>What we want to show you is that you can use <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/what-is-functional-training-and-can-it-benefit-you" rel="noreferrer">functional</a> strength exercises to help your chest muscles work <i>for</i> you in your day-to-day life. And guess what? You don’t need a <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/why-people-are-choosing-boutique-fitness-studios/" rel="noreferrer">gym membership</a>, massive barbells, or a crazy workout to get there. </p> <p>Stick around and we’ll teach you how the chest muscles work and what they do. We’ll also share our best <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/how-to-lose-weight-fast-at-home" rel="noreferrer">at-home</a> chest exercises—with modified versions—to help you build the perfect bodyweight chest workout.</p> </section> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium mx-auto"> <section> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/chest-pectoralis-major-diagram-muscles-0226.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/chest-pectoralis-major-diagram-muscles-0226.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/chest-pectoralis-major-diagram-muscles-0226.jpg"> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/chest-pectoralis-major-diagram-muscles-LR-0226.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt="chest-pectoralis-major-diagram-muscles"> </picture> <script type="application/ld+json">{"@context":"https://schema.org","@type":"FAQPage","mainEntity":[{"@type":"Question","name":"What Are the Chest Muscles?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"The chest is made up of two muscles. First is the pectoralis major, the two large fan-shaped muscles that cover most of your chest. These muscles connect the sternum—the breast bone—to each shoulder. When we talk about ‘pecs,’ this is usually what we mean.\n\nThe second is the pectoralis minor, a flat, thin muscle that connects the rib cage to the shoulder blade. This small triangular muscle lies underneath the pectoralis major.\n\nTogether, these muscles help you to perform important exercises and movements in your everyday life."}}]}</script> <h2 id="section1">What Are the Chest Muscles?</h2> <p>The chest is made up of two muscles. First is the <i>pectoralis major</i>, the two large fan-shaped muscles that cover most of your chest <sup>1</sup>. These muscles connect the <i>sternum</i>—the breast bone—to each shoulder. When we talk about ‘pecs,’ this is usually what we mean.</p> <p>The second is the <i>pectoralis minor</i>, a flat, thin muscle that connects the rib cage to the shoulder blade <sup>1</sup>. This small triangular muscle lies underneath the pectoralis major.</p> <p>Together, these muscles help you to perform important exercises and movements in your everyday life.</p> </section> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium mx-auto"> <section> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/mom-woman-child-holding-chest-muscles-0226.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/mom-woman-child-holding-chest-muscles-0226.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/mom-woman-child-holding-chest-muscles-0226.jpg"> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/mom-woman-child-holding-chest-muscles-LR-0226.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt="mom-woman-child-holding-chest-muscles"> </picture> <script type="application/ld+json">{"@context":"https://schema.org","@type":"FAQPage","mainEntity":[{"@type":"Question","name":"What Do the Chest Muscles Do?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"The chest plays its biggest role in pushing movements. Whenever you push a bag across the counter, throw a ball, or do exercises like pushups, your chest muscles are the driving force."}}]}</script> <h2 id="section2">What Do the Chest Muscles Do?</h2> <p>The chest plays its biggest role in pushing movements. Whenever you push a bag across the counter, throw a ball, or do exercises like pushups, your chest muscles are the driving force.</p> <p>What may be less obvious is the chest’s connection to the arms. Your chest muscles help with these tasks and exercises:</p> <h3>Flexion</h3> <p>Lifting the arms from a resting position as when you reach for a carton of milk in the fridge or pick up a child <sup>2</sup>.</p> <h3>Adduction</h3> <p>Moving the arms toward the midline of the body like when you bring your arms back to your sides at the end of a jumping jack <sup>2</sup>.</p> <h3>Medial rotation</h3> <p>Rotating the shoulder in towards the midline of the body <sup>2</sup>. For example, when you reach across your body to grab something or arm wrestle with a friend.</p> <p>The pec muscles are an important part of our <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/posture-4-moves-to-get-you-back-in-line" rel="noreferrer">posture</a> as well. Weak and tight pec muscles can cause you to slump your shoulders forward, which is bad for posture. A strong chest keeps your <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/at-home-exercises-to-strengthen-your-shoulders/" rel="noreferrer">shoulders</a> back and supports the weight of your upper body to form good posture. </p> <p>Finally, the pecs pull your rib cage up and forward when you take a deep breath. A stronger, more open chest will help your breathing tremendously—and most of us could use that!</p> <p>Because the chest muscles play such a major role in these everyday movements and our posture, it’s important to do strength training chest exercises to keep those pecs in shape.</p> </section> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium mx-auto"> <section id="section3"> <script type="application/ld+json">{"@context":"https://schema.org","@type":"FAQPage","mainEntity":[{"@type":"Question","name":"How Do I Build Chest Muscles Without Weights?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"Just about every muscle in the human body can benefit from a bodyweight workout, and the chest is no exception. In fact, a quintessential bodyweight move—the pushup—is one of the best chest exercises you can do.\n\nWe want to focus our workout on bodyweight exercises that mimic the normal functions of the chest we listed earlier. There are plenty of exercises—like pushups, planks, and dips—that strengthen these movements without weights.\n\nOne of the things we love most about bodyweight exercises is that they focus on several muscle groups at a time. Because your chest is connected to your full upper body, a bodyweight chest workout exercises your shoulders, triceps, lats, and more. They all get a workout, too!\n\nFor the average person, that means you’ll get much more bang for your buck from these full-body exercises than isolated exercises—like the bench press—which are meant to target one specific muscle group."}}]}</script> <h2>How Do I Build Chest Muscles Without Weights?</h2> <p>Just about every muscle in the human body can benefit from a bodyweight workout, and the chest is no exception. In fact, a quintessential bodyweight move—the pushup—is one of the best chest exercises you can do.</p> <p>We want to focus our workout on bodyweight exercises that mimic the normal functions of the chest we listed earlier. There are plenty of exercises—like pushups, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/plank-exercises-to-activate-your-core/" rel="noreferrer">planks</a>, and dips—that strengthen these movements without weights.</p> <p>One of the things we love most about bodyweight exercises is that they focus on several muscle groups at a time. Because your chest is connected to your full upper body, a bodyweight chest workout exercises your shoulders, triceps, lats, and more. They all get a workout, too! </p> <p>For the average person, that means you’ll get much more bang for your buck from these <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/the-best-full-body-workout-for-weight-loss/" rel="noreferrer">full-body</a> exercises than isolated exercises—like the bench press—which are meant to target one specific muscle group.</p> <p>Ok, now that we understand how the chest works, let’s move on to the fun part: the exercises! </p> </section> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium mx-auto"> <section> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/man-workout-push-up-upper-body-0226.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/man-workout-push-up-upper-body-0226.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/man-workout-push-up-upper-body-0226.jpg"> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/man-workout-push-up-upper-body-LR-0226.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt="man-workout-push-up-upper-body"> </picture> <script type="application/ld+json">{"@context":"https://schema.org","@type":"FAQPage","mainEntity":[{"@type":"Question","name":"What Are the Best Bodyweight Chest Exercises to Do at Home?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"#1 Pushups, #2 Incline and Decline Pushups, #3 Explosive Pushups, #4 Hindu Pushups, #4 Bench Dips"}}]}</script> <h2 id="section4">What Are the Best Bodyweight Chest Exercises to Do at Home?</h2> <p>It wouldn’t be a chest workout without the master of all bodyweight exercises: the pushup. Here’s how to do pushups with perfect form:</p> <h3>#1 Pushups</h3> <ol> <li>Begin in a full plank position.</li> <li>Bend your elbows to lower yourself as far as you can to the floor.</li> <li>Press through your hands to lift your body back up to the starting pushup position.</li> <li>Repeat until you’ve reached the desired number of repetitions.</li> </ol> <div class="row justify-content-center text-center"> <div class="col-12 col-md-9"> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-pushups-2-down-0226.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-pushups-2-down-0226.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-pushups-2-down-0226.jpg"> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-pushups-2-down-LR-0226.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt="tyler-pushups"> </picture> </div></div> <p>Unfortunately a lot of us are doing pushups with poor form. When you do pushups, alignment is essential! </p> <p>To make sure you’ve got your pushups right, keep these 3 tips in mind. </p> <ol> <li>Squeeze your glutes and quads hard to ensure you form a straight line from head to toe. </li> <li>Don’t allow your back to sag or arch as this can cause injury and shift the focus away from important muscles. </li> <li>As you lower yourself to the ground, keep your arms at a 45-degree angle from your body or less to maintain focus on the pecs.</li> </ol> <p>Beginners can start with the <i>kneeling pushup</i>, an easier variation. Place your knees on the floor and perform the pushup exactly the same from there.</p> <p><i>Try this</i>: Get your daily pushups in! Take time when you wake up and before you go to bed to do one or two sets of 10 pushups. </p> <h3>#2 Incline and Decline Pushups</h3> <p>Incline and decline pushups are variations on the classic pushup. These exercises target different parts of the chest while giving your whole upper body a great workout. All you need is a <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/three-best-commercial-break-exercises-you-can-do/" rel="noreferrer">couch</a> or a sturdy chair!</p> <p>If you want a pushup to target the lower part of the chest, test out the <i>hands-on-couch pushup</i>. Simply perform the same pushup movement with your hands on a couch or <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/5-simple-chair-exercises-for-everyday-fitness/" rel="noreferrer">chair</a> rather than the floor.</p> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-explosive-couch-push-up-1-0226.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-explosive-couch-push-up-1-0226.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-explosive-couch-push-up-1-0226.jpg"> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-explosive-couch-push-up-1-LR-0226.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt="tyler-explosive-couch-push-up"> </picture> <p>For a pushup that hits the upper part of the chest, try the <i>feet-on-couch pushup</i>. Again, do the classic pushup, but place your feet up on a chair. The feet-on-couch pushup requires a bit more strength than the classic and incline pushup. This is one of those advanced exercises that’s worth working up to!</p> <div class="row justify-content-center text-center"> <div class="col-12 col-md-11"> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-feet-couch-push-up-0226.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-feet-couch-push-up-0226.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-feet-couch-push-up-0226.jpg"> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-feet-couch-push-up-LR-0226.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt="tyler-feet-couch-push-up"> </picture> </div></div> <p><i>Try this</i>: Do a set of 5 hands-on-couch pushups, then rest for 30 seconds. Now do a set of 5 feet-on-couch pushups. Rest for one minute, then repeat this cycle.</p> <h3>#3 Explosive Pushups</h3> <p>There’s one more advanced variation on the classic pushup that you should definitely try: the <i>explosive pushup</i>. </p> <p>When you do a normal pushup, you press yourself back up to the starting position with a controlled movement. For the explosive pushup, you push hard into the floor or couch to explode upwards, allowing your hands and arms to go airborne briefly. That extra push will build some serious strength in your pecs.</p> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-explosive-couch-push-up-3-0226.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-explosive-couch-push-up-3-0226.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-explosive-couch-push-up-3-0226.jpg"> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-explosive-couch-push-up-3-LR-0226.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt="tyler-explosive-couch-push-up"> </picture> <p>You can make any of the pushup variations we’ve shown so far explosive just by adding in that hard push to the move. </p> <p><i>Try this</i>: Work up to explosive pushups slowly. Start by doing sets of 10 regular pushups, but make the last one explosive. Next work towards doing sets of eight regular and two explosive pushups. Keep building until you can do a full set!</p> <h3>#4 Hindu Pushups</h3> <p>Okay, you might be getting a little bored with the pushups by now, but we promise this is one of the most unique exercises we use! The <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/a-step-by-step-guide-to-perfect-hindu-pushups" rel="noreferrer">Hindu pushup</a> is a full-body workout that targets the chest, triceps, shoulders, and core. Here’s how to do it:</p> <ol> <li>Begin in downward dog. Place your hands and toes on the floor and point your butt towards the ceiling.</li> <li>Lower your hips to the ground as you bend your elbows. Let your head come close to the floor as you do this.</li> <li>Draw your head through then press it upward to arch your back.</li> <li>Shift your weight back and press your hips up to return to downward dog.</li> <li>Continue you doing reps until you finish the set.</li> </ol> <div class="row justify-content-center text-center"> <div class="col-12 col-md-6"> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-hindu-push-up-1-0226.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-hindu-push-up-1-0226.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-hindu-push-up-1-0226.jpg"> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-hindu-push-up-1-LR-0226.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt="tyler-hindu-push-up"> </picture> </div> <div class="col-12 col-md-5"> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-hindu-push-up-3-0226.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-hindu-push-up-3-0226.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-hindu-push-up-3-0226.jpg"> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/tyler-hindu-push-up-3-LR-0226.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt="tyler-hindu-push-up"> </picture> </div> </div> <p>In addition to that lovely <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/stretching-when-is-the-best-time" rel="noreferrer">stretch</a> in the middle, this pushup variation keeps your chest in tension longer than a regular pushup, which means you’ll get an even harder workout. </p> <p>Beginners should try one of the easier variations on this move, <i>up down dogs</i>:</p> <ol> <li>Start in downward dog.</li> <li>Lower your hips towards the floor while keeping your elbows locked. Stop when your hips are a few inches from the floor.</li> <li>Press through the balls of your hands to shift your weight back upwards. Push your hips back until you return to the starting position.</li> <li>Repeat for the allotted reps.</li> </ol> <p>And if you’re feeling especially ambitious, you can try one of the more advanced exercises: the <i>dive bomber pushup</i>. Do everything exactly the same as a Hindu pushup, but instead of just pressing yourself back, put yourself in rewind. That means, bend your elbows and draw your head back down the way you came, <i>then</i> press yourself back up to downward dog.</p> <p><i>Try this</i>: Pick out one of these three Hindu pushup variations. Do three sets of 10 pushups with a one-minute rest between as part of your normal workout.</p> <h3>#4 Bench Dips</h3> <p>Dips are another of our favorite exercises that give the chest and triceps a solid workout. Here’s how to do dips at home:</p> <ol> <li>Sit on a couch, bench, or chair. Place your hands on either side of your hips and grip the chair.</li> <li>Walk your feet out until you are in a position where you can lower your hips to the floor. Plant your heels on the floor, toes pointed upward.</li> <li>Slowly bend your elbows to lower your weight. Stop when your hips are close to the floor.</li> <li>Push through the palms of your hands to press your weight back up to the starting position.</li> <li>Continue doing reps until you finish a set.</li> </ol> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/man-workout-home-upper-body-bench-dip-0226.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/man-workout-home-upper-body-bench-dip-0226.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/man-workout-home-upper-body-bench-dip-0226.jpg"> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/man-workout-home-upper-body-bench-dip-LR-0226.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt="man-workout-home-upper-body-bench-dip"> </picture> <p>As you do your dips, keep the chest open and shoulders pulled back rather than letting them hunch in. Think of the body in two pieces—the legs and the torso—with the hips as a hinge. Squeeze the glutes and quads to keep your legs in a straight line from heel to hip. Activate the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/4-best-core-exercises-for-beginners" rel="noreferrer">core</a> and chest muscles to maintain an upright torso.</p> <p>There are a few other variations of dips available. To do chest dips, find two solid chairs and place them back-to-back a few feet apart. Grip each chair back with one hand and lift your feet off the floor. Slowly lower your knees towards the floor as far as you can or until your chest is parallel with your hands. Press back up to the start then continue for several reps.</p> <p>Chest dips are one of the more challenging chest exercises, so start out with bench dips and work up from there!</p> <p><i>Try this</i>: The next time you’re watching TV and the commercials come on, it’s time for dips! Do dips for 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off until the show comes back on. Repeat these exercises during the rest of the commercial breaks!</p> </section> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium mx-auto"> <section id="section5"> <script type="application/ld+json">{"@context":"https://schema.org","@type":"FAQPage","mainEntity":[{"@type":"Question","name":"What Is the Best At-Home Chest Workout?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"To make it the perfect workout, we recommend incorporating these chest exercises into a HIIT circuit. For each round, you’ll do 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off of the first move, then 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off of the second move, and so on."}}]}</script> <h2>What Is the Best At-Home Chest Workout?</h2> <p>To make it the perfect workout, we recommend incorporating these chest exercises into a HIIT <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/what-is-circuit-training-and-is-it-right-for-you" rel="noreferrer">circuit</a>. For each round, you’ll do 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off of the first move, then 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off of the second move, and so on.</p> <ol> <li>Pushup</li> <li>Bench Dip</li> <li>Incline Pushup</li> <li>Decline Pushup</li> <li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/a-step-by-step-guide-to-perfect-hindu-pushups" rel="noreferrer">Hindu Pushup</a></li> </ol> <p>Do these exercises for four rounds with a one-minute break between, and you’ll have the perfect at-home chest workout in 15 minutes or less!</p> </section> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium mx-auto"> <section> <picture class="lazy-load"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/senior-man-push-up-outdoors-fit-0226.webp" type="image/webp"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/senior-man-push-up-outdoors-fit-0226.jp2" type="image/jpf"> <source data-srcset="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/senior-man-push-up-outdoors-fit-0226.jpg"> <img src="https://d1ghrtdbdq2gkr.cloudfront.net/blog-content/senior-man-push-up-outdoors-fit-LR-0226.jpg" class="img-fluid" alt="senior-man-push-up-outdoors"> </picture> <h2 id="section6">Wrapping Up</h2> <p>With these chest building exercises in your arsenal, you’ll be well on your way to a stronger chest. That means that things like doing upper-body exercises, lifting groceries, playing a friendly tennis match, and trying to beat your pushup personal record will be a whole lot easier. But more than that, these exercises build a solid foundation for your whole upper body! </p> <p>If you want a simple, <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/4-great-functional-exercises-for-every-day-fitness/" rel="noreferrer">functional</a> chest workout you can do <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/no-gym-body-transformation-with-home-exercises/" rel="noreferrer">at home</a>, try the one we’ve shown here. These chest exercises are also great to incorporate into your other workouts. If you’re looking for some more workout inspiration, advice on exercises, and tips on form, head over to our <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/content/exercise/" rel="noreferrer">Fitness</a> page. We’ve helped hundreds of <a target="_blank" href="https://www.warriormade.com/products/warrior-made/" rel="noreferrer">Warriors</a> meet their fitness goals and we’d love to help you, too!</p> <h3>Resources</h3> <ol> <li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.healthline.com/human-body-maps/pectoralis-major-muscle#1" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Pectoralis major</a></li> <li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.verywellfit.com/your-best-chest-1229817" rel="nofollow noreferrer">Why You Need to Work Your Chest Muscles</a></li> </ol> </section> </article>

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