There are thousands of workout routines for men to build chest muscle. The possible combinations of the different chest exercises mean you’ve lots of options when you look into building chest muscle. When I sat down to write this I deliberately limited myself. I wanted exercises that most people could do and I wanted exercises most people could do with minimal equipment. Gym equipment can be expensive but you don’t need to have much to be able to work out properly. All these exercises to build chest muscle require dumbells and a bench at most.
Each of the exercises is a compound movement. That is they work more than one or two muscles and often entire muscle groups. If you follow this routine or another quite like it remember to eat properly. Nutrition is equally (perhaps more so) important.
Dumbbell Floor Press
The dumbbell floor press works with a minimal range of motion. It’s an exercise that you can perform if you are a beginner with only a set of dumbells and when push ups are proving a little difficult. You can also use it to improve your strength in the upper motion of a regular bench press if you’re at an intermediate level.
Decline Push Ups
Decline (or Incline depending on where you think the line of your body begins and ends) pushups are a great exercise for adding intensity to regular pushups. You can use a bench (if you have one) or a chair or any raised object. The higher the object, the harder the pushup will become. Keep your head up and don’t dip your chin or forehead to try to reach the ground more easily. When you can’t do a proper push up you are done for that set.
Dumbbell Bench Press
The dumbell (or dumbbell) bench press is a classic chest workout. You’re hitting your chest, shoulder and triceps with this one. The dumbell bench press requires the most equipment out of all the exercises in this post.
These exercises are great for the beginner but the many possibilities available to you are limited, largely, by the equipment you need to complete them. Here’s a video illustrating a wider range of workout routines for men to build chest muscle: