Chest and Back

I am looking to build up my chest and back. Anybody have some exercises that are out of the norm that will help me with that?


  • Packerjohn
    Packerjohn Posts: 4,855 Member
    You can google a bunch of exercises. One thing to consider is that because of our lifestyles, sitting hunched over a computer in many cases, you may want to emphasize the back more that chest. Make sure you are doing at least 1-1 ratio back to chest. Bump closer to 2-1 if you are on a computer/sitting in an office for 8-10 hours a day.

    Good luck.

  • Snow3y
    Snow3y Posts: 1,412 Member
    Do you go to a gym or work out at home?

    I always find for chest, a great exercise is incline Flyes (I do these last, but really force the muscle to stretch)

    For back, i find Pendlay Rows are great for developing a good back.
  • Carlos_421
    Carlos_421 Posts: 5,128 Member
    The best chest and back exercises aren't out of the norm because...well because they get utilized a lot because they're the best ones.

    Barbell bench press
    Barbell incline bench press
    Dumbbell bench press
    Dumbbell incline bench press
    Cable flyes
    Low pulley cable flyes
    Decline bench press
    Dips (chest variety- leaning slightly forward, feet behind you)

    Bent-over rows
    Lat pulls
    T-bar rows
    Bent over dumbbell rows
    One arm Lat pulls
    Seated cable rows