The secret to building a bigger chest? Don't just focus on the major muscles.
The chest anatomy is technically made up 6 muscles, that is; the pec major, pec minor, serratus anterior, coracobrachialis, and the abs. Then there are the peripheral muscles such as the triceps and deltoids that also assist in stabilising and performing various lifts.
To truly build a well-balanced, well-defined chest, a combination of exercises that targets both major and minor muscles is needed. For example, research suggests performing your old-school bench press is a powerful way to target the pec major. Yet exercises to emphasize development on the pec minor and upper portion of the chest, research supports performing exercise such as an incline dumbbell bench press. We have used a combination of both in the program below.
Blood flow restriction is the bodybuilders secret to achieve bigger muscles.
The below program provides a well-rounded hypertrophy program that aims to build a bigger chest. The program also involves the use of SAGA's Blood Flow Restriction Cuffs during accessory strength exercises.
Blood Flow Restriction is a highly-researched training methodology that is known to help individuals accelerate muscle gain due to it's ability to activate high levels of metabolic accumulate in the muscle - one of the three primary mechanisms for muscle hypertrophy.
Bodybuilders have used Blood Flow Restriction Training for years, yet this was often done using a torniquet or rope to wrap around the muscle - which isn't always the safest or most effective method to practice BFR, as it requires a lot of guess work and often results in people not wrapping the cuff tight enough to truly benefit. The Occlusion Bands by SAGA are the first cuffs to truly harness technology that will help people safely and effectively practice Blood Restriction Training.
Click here, to learn more about the history of Blood Flow Restriction Training.