Best Way To Workout Chest
The best place that money can buy to workout your chest to maximize your chest development and maximize your safety is also free – its your FLOOR! The floor safely limits your range of motion so that you can avoid injury and workout week after week, year after year. Its this kind of consistency that is required to build a massive chest, it happens a little at a time. Honestly, my chest developed so incredibly slowly over my 30 years of lifting that I hardly noticed.
Ask any physical therapist who works with shoulder injuries and they will tell you that the most important thing to prevent shoulder injuries is to limit your range of motion – and this means that you dont let your shoulders go behind the plane of your body. Common bodybuilding “wisdom” is that you need that full range of motion and the “stretch” to fully develop your pecs. Well apparently thats not true because at least one person (thats me) has done it without ever putting my elbows behind my back. Its sad. Many of these folks cant connect the dots. They believe with all their heart that full ROM is required for a big chest and then they have “bad luck” and get injured in a “fluke” lifting accident that tears their rotator cuff. Sorry, its the full ROM that caused the accident. Its the proverbial tortoise and the hare. The hare might win over the short term but the tortoise wins over the long term. You might get lucky, many have done full ROM for years without injury. Do YOU feel lucky?
Working out on the floor safely limits your Range Of Motion (ROM) and the below video shows you how to easily get very heavy dumbbells into the starting position with grace. If you are REALLY strong you can muscle them up but why risk elbow tendonitis and forearm injury? Dont, use my easy leg-technique to get the weights up into position.