Best Chest Exercises for Mass – Training for Size

It’s the off-season, or maybe its winter time.

That means it’s time to pack on some muscle mass and you’re not worried about gaining just a little fat if it means you’re going to get huge. You’re looking for the best exercises for your chest for gaining as much muscle as humanly possible. So you stock up on plenty of wholesome food, protein shakes, and some mass building supplements like creatine and glutamine. You’re mentally ready to handle some heavy weights.

The best chest exercises for mass are quite simple and consist of exercise you’ve done or heard of. Chances are you may be already hitting one or two of them in your current routine. So this won’t be too difficult on paper.


Executing these chest exercises properly is what we’re concerned with. The weights will be heavy and you’re going to be using what’s called a power-building technique which is a mixture of powerlifting and bodybuilding techniques. The powerlifting techniques will help you to lift massive loads and the bodybuilding techniques implemented will help you get the most out of each rep in regards to building the muscle.

Best Chest Exercise for Mass 1: The Bench Press

There are a lot of misconceptions with the bench press. Some claim it causes injuries, which it certainly has the potential to. If at all possible, you need to implement the bench press as it will give you solid mass.

Best Chest Exercise for Mass 2: Incline Barbell Press

It’s been said by pro bodybuilders that you can’t have too much upper chest development. Incline barbell press will certainly build and shape your chest like no other exercise. It’s a good idea to alternate this chest exercise every other week with bench press, doing it first.

Best Chest Exercise for Mass 3: Dumbbell Press (flat and incline)

Dumbbells will quickly let you know if one side is stronger than the other. Both flat and incline dumbbell presses are excellent mass builders. You can alternate them each week (flat, incline).

Best Chest Exercise for Mass 3: Hammer Strength Chest Machines

I’m personally not a huge fan of machines in general but Hammer Strength machines are an exception. Hammer Strength Chest presses (flat, incline, and decline) mimic the true movement of the exercise and allows you to concentrate on the muscle contraction.

These chest exercises should make up the foundation of your chest routine if you’re going for mass. Use heavy weights, low reps and train until you reach muscle failure. This will promote muscle growth. Don’t forget to consume a lot of quality calories and get proper rest as these are essentials for muscle growth and recovery.

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