Did you know that there’s an incredibly easy exercise that builds up your pecs? It’s called the chest squeeze.
Here’s how it works and why you should definitely perform some.
Muscles Worked With The Chest Squeeze
I bet you were asking. Why should you do chest squeezes, by the way? Well, here are the muscles that you can tone with this simple calisthenics.
You see, the isometric chest squeeze does not only benefit the muscle it’s named after. Like any other bodyweight exercise, chest squeezes hit multiple muscle groups. Also, the movement is just natural.
Moreover, you strengthen the muscles of your upper back when you do isometric chest squeezes. With strong pecs, you can greatly improve your posture.
How To Perform The Isometric Chest Squeeze
With the above benefits in mind, there’s absolutely no reason to miss performing the chest squeeze. Here’s how to do the starting position.
- Stand upright with your legs hip-width apart.
- Keep your abs firm.
- Put both of your arms out to the front.
- Bend your elbows such that your upper and lower arms form a 90-degree angle.
- Lock your hands.
To do the squeezing proper, follow these:
- Squeeze your hands together as tightly as you can.
- Hold it in this position for 10 to 30 seconds.
- Slowly relax and release the tension.
- Rest for about 5 seconds.
- Repeat the steps above (squeeze again).
Now here’s a tip. If you want to work on your lower pecs, try changing the angle between your upper and lower arms. Set them at 45 degrees apart.
Add The Chest Squeeze To Your Daily Routine
To help tone your pecs, you should definitely add chest squeezes to your daily workout routine.
Ready to do a chest squeeze workout now? Here’s a simple video demonstration for this isometric chest exercise.
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