Exercise – Chest Routine

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Fitness expert Michelle Beaumont demonstrates how to target area exercises, including the chest.

    Michelle Beaumont

    For more than fifteen years Michelle has been making her mark on the health, beauty and fitness industry. Michelle’s success has brought her recognition as a national level fitness authority. Her elite physique has earned her many top level standings in national beauty, figure and fitness competitions. Her innovative workout programs have been implemented into some of the nation’s leading health and fitness organizations. Her articles have been published by many leading industry magazines. She is an industry speaker on topics including weight management, wellness and group fitness and she specializes in helping large health clubs find and grow new revenue streams.

    Michelle: Hi, I am Michelle with michellefitness.

    com and Body Mind Fitness Solutions. I am going to demonstrate how to do a chest work out any place, anywhere, anytime. However, this chest workout does require a resistor ball. So, if you dont have a resistor ball and you are outdoor or indoor, you can always use a coffee table or some sort of bench even some sort of park bench, if only you can get both arms lengthened for the fine movements. Most of us know a basic push-up. Push-ups are great for not just the chest but the entire arms and really are a very nice way to create nice lines to tie another shoulder. So, we are going to start with the basic push-up. You are going to be stepping out your feet flat and you just kind of drop your knees if you are a beginner and unfold your toes. Just make sure there is a nice line between your shoulders and hip. You dont want your butt in the air trying to do push-up this way.

    You do want to make sure that chest and the thumbs are in alignment, the chin and the thumbs are also pretty close for women. For men, you are going to bring your arms out a little wider and up a little higher. Now, we are going to begin by taking it down and up for several counts and you are just going to seal your way through how many you can complete. I like to play with it and lift my leg up and down, good. Also, for chest another simple thing to do is to sit on your ball or your bench and walk down so that your shoulders and neck are totally on it, lifting your hips high. Arms are the up in the air and then you are going to soften your elbows and just lift and lower right over your chest not over your face. Soften your grip so that all the energy is in the chest and squeeze the packs together and complete for 8 to 20 repetitions. If you are trying to develop your chest go with heavier weight, less repetitions. If you just want to tone and condition your chest then you can do high reps, low weight. The final exercise I would like to demonstrate for the chest is a push-up movement. You are going to lift up, in and out. You can use water jugs or liters of water anything that gives you some resistance. A body bar is really nice as well or you can come up, push up that way. That even ties in your shoulders a little bit and entire arm. Thats it from my chest routine.