Chest workout, especially for men, is put into the spotlight of all the muscle groups.
Men like to get their upper body in full effect, to fill their favorite t-shirt and make the tuxedo look as “james-bondish” as it can be.
It is impressive – pumped up chest give men strength and visual self-esteem; women find men with impressive chiseled chest muscles as sexy as hell. Most often the workout plan on Monday starts with chest workout, so, chest workouts with dumbbells is always part of the equation.
Before you go through the chest workouts with dumbbells let’s look into some important things:
Chest workout with dumbbells or barbells are similar in motion, however there are some differences. Using the barbell as your tool for chest workout gives you more control on the weights – especially when the weights signify higher level of workout. The use of barbell on the bench press will give you more control on balance during repetitions. When it comes to assistance during heavy sets, you only need one person to help you with the barbell when lifting and so on, and so on.
Using the dumbbells for chest workouts is, by many bodybuilders, the best way to isolate the chest muscles and trigger them to the fullest. With each hand owning its own weight owning, and watching the dumbbells throughout the workout lifts motivation and exercise spirit.
The following chest workouts can be performed with dumbbells. For starters, make 3 sets with 12, 10 and 8 repetitions; The gap between the weights if the dumbbells should be around 5 kg (11lb).
Always think of safety before doing chest workouts with dumbbells. Heavy dumbbells can be hard to put in a starting position, like the incline bench press for instance. Some people find it hard to lift two dumbbells with 20 kg each in the starting position (above the chest with straight arms). In those situations they ask the assistance of the other individuals to lift the dumbbells and place them in his hands that are ready for the workout.
That’s good, you get the assistance and afterwards you give the same assistance to your friend, if you are working out together the same workout plan. But what if you are working out alone and you have to ask somebody else who you don’t know, and is not in the same workout plan? That assistance request may well interrupt his breaks in-between sets and routine. Nevertheless, people in the gym help each other all the time so gentlemen manners are part of the workout – you help him, he helps you. And hey, you might meet someone interesting in the gym.
Have fun and always warm up before w good chest workout with dumbbells.