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Chest Workouts at Home



The best chest workouts at home will be ones that hit the upper-chest and mid-chest like you would with weights at the gym. Only this time, you’ll be using bodyweight exercises. If you came here looking for a completely new movement to do with your chest that will give you a much more targeted and better workout than push-ups, well, you’re in the wrong place. In fact, if you ever find that, you’re probably still in the wrong place. The best chest workouts at home will be comprised of one of the most renowned bodyweight exercises there is: the push-up.

Variations of the Push-up

In a few of the chest workout sections we’ve talked about the benefits you can get from hitting the upper and mid chest. This is a great way to ensure balanced development of your chest muscles. Unlike a few of the other body parts, it’s a bit easier to work your entire chest at home. The key is to take advantage of inclines and declines. With merely a chair, table, or anything that provides elevation, you’ll be able to do variations of the push-up that work each area of the chest. For example, try this for a chest exercise: 3x20 push-ups, 3x20 incline push-ups, 3x20 decline push-ups. This is a very simple example of a chest workout you can do at home. If you don’t want to have to keep searching for new routines, check out Verner’s 7-minute blast program, or Sarah’s Daily Sweat program. These routines update every day and contain ways to workout your chest at home.


Chest Workouts For Women

We’ll address the elephant in the room right away. The first questions we normally get when recommending chest workouts for women are ‘will this make my boobs look smaller?’ or ‘will this turn my boobs to muscle?’ No, no, no and to any other variation of this question that suggests that chest workouts for women will have a negative impact on your breasts, the answer is NO! Actually, these workouts are one of the only ways outside of gaining fat or having surgery that can make the breasts appear [slightly] larger. Couple that with the fact that building muscle will help perk-up the chest, and chest workouts go from being an after-thought to a necessity.


Chest Workouts For Men

One of the most popular muscle groups to work out is the chest. We’ll jump right in to discussing the exercises that Daily Spot uses to build great chest workouts for men. One tip to keep in mind when doing any chest workout is that you can easily let your shoulders help do some of the work. Don't. Do not use your shoulders. This is how you injure yourself. Focus on isolating your chest.