When we go to the gym, we often see men spending their training time by performing tons of chest exercises such as chest dumbbell presses, bench presses, fly and pushups. How often do you train your chest muscles? You know what we mean.
Unfortunately, most women don't pay enough attention to performing chest exercises. "There is a myth that, since we have breasts, we don't have to train pectoral muscles. And that is completely wrong," says a fitness trainer, Kourtney Thomas.
It's very important to train the pecs and every woman should incorporate chest exercises into her training routine. We would like to show you five reasons why you should work out your pecs. Scroll down to read them right now.
#1. You will have great posture
The pecs is one of the biggest muscle groups in the upper body, and these muscles play a crucial role in maintaining good posture. If you want to fix your posture, you should perform basic chest exercises at least once a week.
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#2. It will help you breathe better
Good posture can improve your breathing. Better to say, poor posture, especially when seated, squeezes the pectoral region and prevents the diaphragm from opening fully when breathing. Once you fix your posture, your breathing becomes deeper.
#3. You will improve your quality of life
Your pecs play an important role in your daily life, as almost any upper-body activity involves the pecs. When you pick things up, hold or squeeze something, your pecs are involved in these activities. That is why you should train your chest muscles regularly.
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#4. It will help you lift your breasts
Most females neglect working on their chest muscles, as they think their boobs will become smaller. However, it is quite the opposite. Chest moves can help you lift your boobs and make them firmer.
#5. You will strengthen your shoulders, arms and your back
The pecs activate a bunch of the surrounding muscles into action. That is why, when you train your pecs, you strengthen your upper body and tone your arms.
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