On this page I provide links to 16 of the best chest exercises. Whether you want to hit the upper, lower or mid-chest, these exercises guarantee a full description of the movement and tips on when to place them in your workout.
The chest exercises below are excellent for warming up before a chest workout. The explosive nature means you will need to start off slowly and build for a few sets to achieve peak activation.
These chest exercises are better for those who prefer to use their own body-weight over lifting weights.
These chest exercises cover the majority of popular movements, both with a barbell and a dumbbell. By not using machines you increase activation of stabiliser muscles and ensure the body moves in its most natural way.
These chest exercises are for those who have access to a public gym. By using cables and machines you can normally push your body further without compromising form, as stability will be less of a concern.
The chest exercise below is a great ‘finisher’ to stick on the end of your chest workout.