5 Biggest Chest Training Mistakes
You can’t build a massive chest with shoddy technique and bad form. Avoiding these five common training blunders will guarantee “pec-tacular” gains!
5. PRESSING YOUR FLYES
Who doesn’t want to go as heavy as possible on chest day? But if you go heavy on your flyes, you’re far more likely to press them (a multijoint move) rather than lock the slight bend in your elbows, which is required for single-joint exercises like flyes. Maintaining the slightly bent arm position better isolates the chest, reducing the contribution from the delts and triceps. Because you have to back off on the weights, they’re best done at the end of your workout. Watch the motion in the mirror carefully; the degree of bend shouldn’t change during the rep. If you have trouble doing this, do your single-joint moves on the pec-deck machine instead, which does a better job of locking your arms in position.