Aside from giving you a strong appearance, training your chest muscles (pectoralis) allows for better movement of your shoulder joints, which in turn, improves movement of your arms for actions such as punching, throwing and lifting.

If you don’t already have a set of resistance bands, I would highly recommend that you check out Bodylastics Resistance Bands as their equipment is of high quality build and made to last.

Here are five of the best resistance band chest exercises.

 

1) One Arm Chest Fly

resistance band chest exercises

Focus Area: Chest

  1. Mount your resistance band using the door anchor at the middle of the door frame, just under chest height.
  2. Attach both ends of the resistance band onto one handle.
  3. Standing with your side to the door, grab the handle with the hand closest to the door.
  4. Bring your arm forward and around in an arc, so that it’s at the center of your chest (keep your elbow slightly bent).
  5. Bring back it back to its original position and repeat, then switch sides.

 

2) Resisted Push Ups

resistance band chest exercises

Focus Area: Chest & Arms

  1. Wrap the resistance band around your back and keep it under your armpits (you do not need the handles attached).
  2. Get into the push up position and make sure that your hands are pressed down firmly at the ends of the resistance band.
  3. Slowly perform the press ups and you’ll feel added resistance on your arms. This exercise is similar to a bunch press motion.

 

3) Chin Ups

resistance band chest exercises

Focus Area: Chest & Lats (latissimus dorsi)

  1. Mount your resistance band using the door anchor at the top of the door frame.
  2. Attach each end of the resistance band onto a handle.
  3. Grab both handles loosely, so that you taking your bicep muscles out the equation.
  4. Get on one knee with one leg bent forward.
  5. Keeping your palms facing up, pull down on the handles while keeping your chest up.

 

4) Kneeling Back Roll

resistance band chest exercises

Focus Area: Chest & Lats (latissimus dorsi)

  1. Mount your resistance band using the door anchor at the middle of the door frame, stomach height.
  2. Attach each end of the resistance band onto an ankle/wrist strap.
  3. Put your hands through the straps and grab onto the end of the resistance band loosely.
  4. Get on one knee with one leg bent forward, keep your back straight, head and chest up.
  5. Pull backwards while keeping your elbows bent and tucked in.

 

5) Standing Lateral Raise

resistance band chest exercises

Focus Area: Chest, Shoulders & Lats (latissimus dorsi)

  1. Attach each end of the resistance band onto an ankle/wrist strap.
  2. Put your hands through the straps
  3. Stand on the center of the resistance band.
  4. Keep your arms internally rotated so your palm is facing downwards.
  5. Pull upwards while keep your elbows bent at around 45 degrees.

 

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