We’re pretty sure a few of you out there have flipped through a fitness magazine or scrolled through some bodybuilding or workout sites, inevitably stumbling across images of buff men with protruding, sculpted chests. Though this is an extreme display of built-up pecs (pectoral muscles), that many men aspire to, having a strong, toned chest is equally essential for both men and women—and goes way beyond fitness aesthetics.
Your chest muscles are some of the most powerful muscles in your upper body and they play a key role when it comes to pushing movements—from pushing the door open to lathering up your hair in the shower. We know how important it is to include exercises that target the chest in your workouts, so you can rest-assured that you’ll work those muscles by following our 8fit program. If you want more, try these at-home bodyweight chest workouts and exercises.