If you’re wondering how to get a ripped chest, I’ve got 3 shirt-ripping exercises that will work ALL parts of your chest. You see, to get a truly ripped chest you need to work all parts of it, upper, middle and lower to great really great pecs with amazing definition.
I know that a big chest is not enough for you…you want a ripped chest, and so these 3 exercises will help you get it.
Upper Chest – Incline Dumbbell Flyes
This exercise focuses on building up your upper chest muscles which is particularly useful in covering up the collar bone, which can be notable on skinny guys.
Lie down on an inclined bench and grab 2 dumbbells, one in each hand. With palms facing inward toward one another, lift them up slowly and bring them together above you in an arcing motion, (imagine you are hugging a tree). At the top of the motion try to squeeze your chest muscles by tensing them for a second or two. This will maximize your effort and help to build a stronger ripped line down the middle of your chest.
Lower them back down and repeat. Aim for 3 sets of 8-12 reps to get a ripped chest.
Middle Chest – Barbell Bench Press
The classic chest exercise this is a golden oldie and a fantastic one for those who are looking at how to get a ripped chest.
Lie back flat on a weights bench (no incline this time), and with hands slightly more than shoulder-width apart, lift the barbell off the rack and slowly lower to about 2 inches above your chest. Don’t touch your chest with the bar as this can stress out your shoulders. Push the bar explosively back up to the start position and repeat.
Perform 3 sets of 8-12 reps.