Sculpted chest muscles will certainly draw a lot of eyes to your physique. Not only that but you’ll also have more strength when it comes to lifting heavy objects too. For sure you’ve been lifting weights to sculpt those muscles but if you can’t go to the gym as often as you would like, you can workout at home using dumbbells. It’s all about finding the right dumbbell exercises to do to achieve the chest muscles you’ve always wanted.
If you are planning on building up your chest muscles, here are five dumbbell workouts that you should definitely do.
- Alternated biceps curl. For this workout, you will need to carry a dumbbell in each hand. Stand straight with your feet hip width apart and with your back straight. Straighten your arms with hands holding your weighted dumbbells and your palms facing away from you. Bend your right elbow to lift the weight towards your chest. On exhale, lower your right arm while at the same time bending your left elbow to raise the weight. Repeat 10 to 12 times.
- Incline dumbbell bench press. Another dumbbell exercise that can yield results is the bench press. What you need to do is to lie on a bench with one end raised at a 45 degree angle. Hold your dumbbells in each hand and positioned above your chest with your arms straight. Your palms should be pointing toward your feet. Lower the weights toward your chest then press them back up again.
- Chest squeeze push up. You should place two dumbbells side by side before going into a full push up position with each hand holding a dumbbell. See to it that your arms are straight and that your back forms a straight line from your shoulders to your heels. Press the weights together as you bend your elbows to bring your chest close to the weights. Push yourself back up while keeping the weights pressed together.
- Single-arm dumbbell bench press. In this exercise, you will need to lie down on a bench once more with your feet on the floor and your back straight. Hold a dumbbell in one hand with the weight raised above your chest. Lower the dumbbell to your chest then press back up. Do this 10 to 12 times before switching to the other arm.
- Dumbbell around the world. This chest workout will certainly challenge the muscles in your arms, chest, and core. Again, this exercise should be performed while lying on a bench with your hands holding a dumbbell in each hand. Your palms should be facing upwards while they are positioned outside your hips. Lift the dumbbells from your hips at the same time and toward your chest before extending over the tops of your shoulders. Reverse your movement to bring the weights back to the first position.
These are just a few dumbbell exercises that can definitely target your chest muscles in no time. By adding these exercises to your fitness routine, you will see a vast improvement in your chest in just a few weeks.