No matter how anti-exercise you are, you cannot argue against the importance of having a pec. Who will not want to look great in and out of clothes? But how do you build one without doing the right pec exercises? If you are into sport or you are considering a career in bodybuilding, massive pecs must be one of your targets. 

Nowadays, many people are getting into sport and some have started taking body building seriously. No wonder, many people are now embracing these kinds of exercise but unfortunately, so many of them are doing the exercises in a wrong way. The right way is the only way of doing things if you want to meet your expectations. It is as simple as this; if you go about your exercise the wrong way, you will get a not-too-pleasant result and it will just be a waste of time and energy. Most importantly, if you are doing the exercises the wrong way you risk getting injured. It is also possible for your pecs to take a shape you do not want, so watch it. 

The goal is to build, but ensuring that what you have built is symmetrical and balance is also important. There are many pec exercises available that work like magic. I will give you some of them and also give you the necessary tips you need to do the exercises the right way. Sit back and read on as you take the first step toward achieving those pees you have been dreaming of. But before I go into the exercises, let me tell you more about yourself.


The chest is made up of the pectoralis major and the pectoralis minor.

The pectoralis major, otherwise called the pecs is the bigger part and covers the entire chest region; from the clavicle to the sternum and lower ribs. It controls mainly the shoulder joint movements like the medial rotation, horizontal flexion and adduction. 

The minor is the smaller, thinner triangular muscle directly below the major. It extends from the third, fourth to the fifth ribs and it helps in the shoulder blade to stay down, and it is the muscle used when pushing down with the hands. So, the two muscles are used in contact sports like rugby and many others. 


1). Push-ups 
This is one of the first exercises that people turn to when they want to build up their pec and there is no doubt about its effectiveness. It targets the chest muscles, the shoulders and the triceps. You do not need to buy anything to start. No weights are needed! Just get on the floor and you are set. It can also be done while standing against a wall. The exercise involves maximising pec involvement. On the floor, bend your knees or you can be straight-legged. Just ensure to keep your hands about 1 1/2 shoulder-width apart, keep your heels, hips and shoulder at a straight line, bend your arms and lower your chest close to the floor. Just Inhale as you go down and exhale as you come up. 


2). Bench Press
 This is a common exercise among strength trainers. To be on the safe side, you should do this in a power rack or with a competent spotter around you. So, how do you go about this? Just get a barbell that is slightly wider than your shoulder-width grip. Grasp the barbell, lie on bench with your feet firmly on the floor and your back arched, bend your arms and pull the barbell towards your chest. Do this repeatedly. Inhale when you pull and exhale as you raise the bar. 


3). PEC DECK (Without the Machine) 
This exercise also works if you want to tighten the inner portion of the chest. This is the way you can do this. Drop your shoulders and relax them, slightly squeeze the back muscles and tighten the abs to keep the right posture, take your upper arms out to the sides with your palms facing forward and parallel to the floor, bend you elbows at 90 degree and bring them together. Stay like this for a while, squeeze and bring your arms to your sides again. 

Remember, the quality of your result from pec exercises will be determined by your consistency, and also keep this at the back of your mind, exercising the body without keeping to the proper nutrition is just a waste of time! 

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