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Chest Home Workout

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Chest Workout Guide at Home

We understand the importance of fitness, health and exercise and that’s why we’re encouraging everyone to keep working towards their goals whilst at home. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help each and every single one of you focus on your fitness whilst at home, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. Smash those fitness goals, kickstart your fitness journey and join our fun and inclusive fitness community.

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a Chest Workout?

This chest workout focuses purely on the muscles in your chest and combines a number of exercises that will isolate these muscles and help them to get stronger and bigger. This workout guide is made up a range of exercises and a number of different forms of press ups; these are the perfect chest exercises and when performed correctly, will have a very positive impact on your chest improvements. Follow this workout guide and still make positive steps on your fitness journey until our gyms are open again. 

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What You Need For a Chest Workout

This workout guide was designed to complete at home so we’ve tried to keep the equipment to a minimal. The equipment that you will need for this workout can all be found at home – a dining table, a sturdy storage box or chair and some weighted equipment. If you have dumbbells, perfect but if not, look around the house for some alternatives. This could be tins/jars, water bottles, bags or rice/sugar or anything else you can find with some weight behind it.

Exercise 1: Table Press Ups

Before performing this, make sure that your table is pushed up against a wall so that it can’t slip or slide as this could cause an injury. Once you’ve done this, stand about a metre away from the table and lean forward so that your hands are on the table. Push yourself up from the table, hold for a second and lower yourself back towards the table. This will put pressure on your arms and chest and push them to get stronger.

Complete 3 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 2: Press Ups

You’ve got two options when it comes to press ups. The first option is to lie flat on your stomach and with your hands in front of your chest but close to your body, push your body up so that it’s off the floor and you’re on your tip toes. Hold for a second and then lower your body without touching the floor. That is one rep. The slightly simpler version of this is to rest your body weight on your knees instead of your toes but still perform the press up the same way.

Complete 3 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 3: Weighted Butterflies

For this next exercise, start by laying on a raised platform such as a bed or sofa. You can also do this in the floor if you want – it’s up to you. Pick up your dumbbells in either hand and push your arms up in air directly in the middle of your chest. Separate your arms until they’re laid flat in a horizontal line and then push them back into the air. You should feel this working your outer chest muscles.

Complete 3 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 4: Incline Box Press Ups

For this exercise, you’ll need access to a sturdy storage box or any raised platform you’ve chosen to use. Push it up against a wall so that it doesn’t slide and make sure it can hold your bodyweight. Get into a press up position with your hands resting on the table and your weight resting on your tip toes. Lower your body into a press up and then push your body upwards until you’re in the starting position.

Complete 3 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 5: Close Press Ups

For your final exercise, we’re ending on something challenging but rewarding. This is your normal press up with a twist. Get into the same position you did for your press ups earlier in this workout routine but this time keep your hands really close to each other – make a triangle shape between your two hands if you can. This is a really good chest exercise but it can be difficult. Don’t give up, keep trying!

Complete 3 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

Try the workout

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Watch Our Personal Trainer Video:​

Not sure how to perform each exercise? Want someone to coach you through each movement? Watch our Personal Trainer Callum as he guides you through this full Chest Workout.

Chest Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Get Fit

Equipment

 

Dining table

Bed/sofa

Storage box/raised platform

Dumbbells or household alternatives

Fitness Space

 

2m x 2m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.

Level

 

Novice

Duration

 

20 minutes

Days per week

 

1

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

Once a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts into a number of different focuses meaning that you can target different areas of your body throughout the week in a range of different style workouts. We aim to switch up these workouts each week. Whatever your goals and however you usually spend time in the gym, take this time to embrace something new and stay on track towards your current fitness goals.

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Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing those goals. All of the exercises that you find in our Chest Workout from home can be performed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym. You can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

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Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone

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