The Best Chest Exercises For Mass
Since Arnie’s heyday, there seems to be something almost sacred about chest day, as countless male gym-goers look to build the kind of big pecs made famous by the Austrian Oak.
A strong chest has become such a focal point of weight training that simply revealing to someone you’ve ever touched a barbell will more than likely prompt the response ‘how much do you bench?’
But there’s more to building mass on your chest than the bench press, and here we’ll look at some of the best chest exercises for mass.
The 'KISS' Approach To Nutrition
The world of nutrition is, on the face of it, an absolute minefield. There are a million and one approaches to diets, and a lot of the confusion comes from the wealth of (often contradictory) information that’s available to us.
I’m a strong advocate of the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) principle, particularly when it comes to nutrition and training, and with some minor prep work, it’s surprisingly easy to figure out and stick to a nutrition plan.
For people training regularly to build/retain muscle mass, it’s hugely important to pay close attention to calories and macronutrient intake, as these will form the basis of any meal plan you create.
SLEEP & RECOVERY
Preventing Muscle Soreness After Exercise
For anyone starting a new workout routine one of the most frustrating after-effects is the muscle soreness people often feel for a couple of days. Often known as delayed onset muscle soreness (or DOMS), it’s typically caused by starting a new routine or significantly upping the intensity or duration of your workout.
Here we’ll look at why muscle soreness happens and what you can do to reduce the effect.
When your muscles are forced to work in a new or a more challenging way it causes microscopic tears in the muscle fibres, which is believed to be the cause of the soreness.