The list of best chest exercises on this page isn't going to be very long.
You won't need very many weight lifting exercises to build a strong chest.
All you need is the bench press, its variations, and one other exercise to fully develop the chest.
The chest just doesn't need a huge variety of weight training movements…
There are a few movements and several variations of those movements that will build you the chest you want.
Building muscle fast in the chest area can easily be done with a few different compound weightlifting exercises. Let's see which exercises build muscle fast in the chest…
Here Are The Absolute Best Chest Exercises
In no particular order…
The links above take you further down this page.
Below, you're going to find more information and exercise videos to help you learn more about the best exercises for building muscle and strength in the chest.
Remember, you don't need isolation exercises to build your chest. Dumbbell flyes are an isolation exercise. Push ups are a great chest building exercise but it's very hard to add more resistance to the push up besides your body weight.
A good way to add resistance to the push up safely is resistance bands. Trying to put weight on your back is very dangerous. That is why we don't have push ups listed as one of the best exercises.
There are so many versions of the bench press out there that work very well for building strength and muscle in the chest. I highly recommend that you use different versions of the bench press throughout the year.
You should switch between barbells and dumbbells, and change the angle of the bench you are using to press. You can use several different decline and incline positions.
The bench press is one of the best overall compound exercises for the upper body. Bench press technique can greatly improve the amount of weight you lift and the amount of muscle you build.
To learn proper technique on the bench press, get yourself a copy of Starting Strength. Your bench press strength will shoot through the roof.
Dips are sometimes referred to as the upper body squat and definitely for good reason. Dips will build the upper body and especially the chest area.
If you've never tried dips in your weight lifting program before, I suggest you give them a shot. You won't be sorry.
Dips are one of my favorite exercises because of the results they've given me. Anyone who includes them regularly will tell you the same thing.
Always focus on adding weight to every weight lifting exercise, and you will get results.
You can add weight to dips with a weight belt as shown in the videos above. Good luck and get your copy of the WLC System today.