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If you want to build a big chest with bands and did not think it was possible, then this is the video for you. Here, I’m going to show you the best ways to build a bigger chest using just resistance bands and no weights. In times of gym closures and an increase in the number of people doing home chest workouts, having a resource for the best band exercises for chest is going to help you to meet your goals without having to compromise.
All of these chest exercises can be done with one to two sets of resistance bands. It is a good idea to have varying resistance levels of them so you can introduce more exercises.
The first one shown is called the banded saw. Here the focus of the chest exercise is to get adduction of the arm across midline. You want to be sure you lock your elbow in place at ninety degrees and drive your first across your body. The chest should reach full contraction as you get maximal adduction at the end of every rep. Be sure to work both sides and aim to complete your sets until failure to ensure overload.
The next chest exercise with bands is the crossover pushup. This takes a popular home chest exercise and makes it even better due to the inclusion of adduction resistance once again. Holding the resistance band in one hand you will go down into a pushup and then as you come up, reach it across your body stretching out the band and increasing the tension on the chest. Be sure to perform reps with each arm acting against the tension of the band.
No list of the best band exercises for chest could be complete without including the banded pushup. Here you simple wrap the band around your back and drive up off the floor against the resistance of it. The key here however is to make sure you’re doing your reps fast. Speed reps and training explosively with bands is one of the best ways to tap into the growth capable type 2 muscle fibers.
You can also do this using a standard bench press. Wrap the band underneath the band and press your hands up as if you were using dumbbells but make sure to do so with speed.
The standing band press is a great chest exercise using bands. The best way to do it however is to make sure you flare your elbows out so you can introduce resistance into adduction. If the elbows stay tucked to your sides you wind up just pressing the hands straight out with no complete chest contraction. By forcing the bands outward as they wrap around the upper arm, you now get resistance as you cross your hands in front of your chest increasing the effectiveness of the move.
The upper chest can also be worked great with bands. The upper chest pullover is a great banded chest exercise that will build the area of the pecs near the collar bone. Make sure to squeeze the backs of the hands together as you bring your arms from a position overhead toward your waistline.
The prone punch outs are another amazing way to simulate an incline bench press with bands without needing to have the equipment. You can build a bigger upper chest with bands by using heavy enough resistance bands to perform this amazing exercise.
Dips can be performed either assisted or resisted depending on your current strength levels and how you align the bands during the exercise.
Finally, the Cavaliere crossover is a great exercise that can help you to really feel that tight chest contraction by resisting the movement of the hands across midline once again.
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