I have a very love, hate relationship with training chest! A couple of months before lockdown, I started bench pressing properly and suddenly, I loved training chest! It was new and it felt great 💪 However, progress with chest for me I find is pretty slow and when I get into a stump of not managing to up my weight for a good couple of sessions, it bothers me haha! That being said it’s still important to train (for us girls too even if we don’t see the physical changes as much as guys!) and has a lot of benefits other than the obvious of getting stronger 💪 e.g. can help to improve posture, avoid muscular imbalances (if you train the rest of your upper body but not chest you’ll get an imbalance), support better breathing etc.
Like I’ve said time and time again, I’ve had to get creative during lockdown with weight - something I know many others have had to do too! So along with the ways I’ve been training chest from home, here are also some ways I’ve been getting resistance 🤗
- Push ups (several variations - I change it up every push day)
- Bench press (log & long resistance band)
- Incline chest press (with scuba weights/bricks work well too)
- Chest fly/‘at home’ pec deck (resistance band)
- “Cable” cross over (resistance bands)
It’s all about REPS! Because the weight I have to play with at home is quite a lot lighter than what I was using at the gym, I just go for a lot more reps - Progressive Overload! 👏 For this one I just did as many reps as possible for 3/4 rounds of each exercise 😊 •#chestworkout #upperbody #pushday #homeworkout #gym #motivation #lockdown #gymshark #gymsharkwomen #uk