Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. While I might suggest a specific group of exercises, you might find other exercises that you like to do. These are my base exercises when I began lifting three months ago. Please make sure to include bench press every time you work the chest.
Always consult a physician prior to doing any exercise, to determine if you’re able to perform exercises.
Muscle group of the week
The chest is our center, our core. Most people only do about two to three exercises for their chest, and in doing so, they wind up with an incomplete, undeveloped chest. My hope is to take you through some exercises, to help you work all of your chest! Variety is the spice of life, so make sure you mix it up from time to time! That could mean mixing up the exercises or number of reps. Except bench press! Always do that first! Try working heavier sets with less reps. Also keep in mind to change your grip, for a more thorough chest buildup.
Weight loss goals are significant. Your goals of wearing a particular size or seeing a specific number on the scale are also important. If it comes to losing weight, the scale can be a good gauge of progress, particularly if you have much weight to lose. However, if you place too much importance on your weight and not enough on your body structure (the ratio of fat to lean muscle), you are only getting half the story. Plus, fearing your weigh-in or obsessing over the number on the scale is unproductive and can lead to unhealthy behaviours such as starving yourself. Losing pounds does not always mean losing fat.
.Sean: a dedicated health professional with more than 20 years of health and nutrition education, industry background, and personal experiences. Sean’s journey began at National Holistic Institute where he studied health and nutrition and he later became a certified trainer and weight loss specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Though his education has positioned Sean as an expert in the health and nutrition industry, it is his own diagnosis of heart disease that has enabled Sean to open up and assist others with their own unique health and nutrition needs.