Chest Workouts

man doing pushupsAll men who exercise regularly usually have a goal of having defined pectoral muscles, which is an embodiment of masculinity and great strength. You do not have to register for a gym membership to build up muscles. The equipment at the gym can come in quite handy, though, even for calisthenics workouts.

You can use your body weight to work out your chest muscles and get results just as effectively as using training weights. That means that you can skip on all costs that come with gym membership if you have a space in your home where you can work out.

You also need to know the best calisthenics chest workouts, and the correct techniques of doing these exercises. Here are several calisthenics workouts that target the chest.

Push-Ups

Push-ups are by far the most popular calisthenics workout for the chest muscles. There are many different variations for push-ups. For the most basic one, you start by lying down parallel to the ground and then lifting your body weight until your elbows straighten out. Keep your entire body firm and straight during the whole repetition, with only your palms and toes touching the ground. Variations of push-ups include inclined push-ups, wide-push-ups, kneeling push-ups, resistance push-ups, and headstand push-ups, among others.

Chest Dips

For this exercise, you will need parallel bars. Place your hands on the bars and slightly tilt your entire body forward. Make sure your head is aligned with the body, and your back is straight. You can then lower your body until your elbows form an angle of 90 degrees then raise back up to the initial position for one repetition.

Pull-Ups

To do pull-ups, you will need to have a bar placed high enough that you can hang from it. To start, grab the pull-up bar, with your hands shoulder-width apart. You should then lift your entire body until your chest reaches the height of the bar and then slowly go back to the starting position.

Plank

The plank is another simple but effective exercises that can help build chest muscles. It mainly works on the abs and core muscles, but variations of it do have a lot of impact on the chest as well. To do the exercise, start by getting into the push-up position. Put your elbows on the ground directly below your shoulders. Push your entire body upwards so that it is parallel to the ground and hold the position for a predetermined amount of time.