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Chest Exercises For Beginning Bodybuilders

Without a doubt, beginning bodybuilders need to know the importance of a well-defined chest. It is most certainly a muscle group that can make or break a physique, and one that the judges look most closely at.

New bodybuilders will have a slightly different focus than intermediate or elite bodybuilders, as their body is just getting used to lifting heavy.

In this article we will talk about a few important concepts for beginner bodybuilders to learn and some essential exercises that need to be in your routine.

As I mentioned, a beginner will have a different focus that a professional bodybuilder during their routine. As a beginner, you should largely concentrate on lifting as much weight as you can, whereas a professional will be working on making sure their physique is proportionate and well defined.

The reason a beginner should start by lifting as much weight as possible is because they need to build mass in order to have a chance during competitions. You can’t expect win if you train your chest by doing 3 sets of 12 with 135 pounds. Building mass requires lifting large amount of weight for a low amount of reps - usually a routine based around 5 sets and 5 reps works well.

Now that you understand what rep range to work within and that you need to lift heavy, you need to put together a solid chest workout. The best exercises for the chest are the incline/decline/flat bench press, cable crossovers, and flys. These five exercises are the best for beginner bodybuilders and those wanting to gain muscle mass.

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Because there are so many variations of each exercise, it is important to keep track of what works well for you. If you don’t see results from decline bench press, scrap them. Only perform exercises that work for you. This will prevent lots of wasted time and effort.

The bench press is a great exercise for beginners because it allows you to lift a large amount of weight while working all areas of the chest. It can be performed using barbells or dumbbells, and you can also alter the angle - this allows you to work the upper, lower, inner, and outer part of the chest as well at the stabilizing muscles.

It is advised that beginners only lift a challenging weight once they perfect the technique. Read as much as you can and watch as many videos as your have to, to get the technique down. It may also be beneficial to have a spotter critique your form and help you with the lift.

Cable crossovers and flys are excellent movements to end your workout with. These are really able to fatigue the muscle and push you past your limits. To really challenge your muscle, try adding drop sets of supersets into your workout. I will assure you that two or three drop sets of cable crossovers will have you begging for mercy in no time!

If you are a beginner bodybuilder, be sure to add these effective exercises into your pectoral workout. Always remember to change it up when you don’t see progress and experiment with tempo, grip, mode of resistance and angle. As a beginner, you will see the best results if you lift heavy, eat properly, and rest!

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