Tall Hustle Episode 3: It's Not Checkers, It's Chest...

Tall Hustle Episode 3: It's Not Checkers, It's Chest...

It's harder to develop a strong chest as a tall guy, but we're here to help. Here are 3 tall-tailored workouts you NEED to try this New Year...

Welcome back to Tall Hustle, the video series where we share workouts for tall guys!

Today we're featuring a classic Chest Day workout, because we know more than anyone: developing a strong chest is tough for the tall guys. Thankfully, D'Angelo is here to give us some awesome tips & tricks to building your chest and feeling strong in the gym.

Watch episode 3 of Tall Hustle below for Chest workouts you should give a try this new year:

Tall Hustle Episode 3: Chest Workouts for Tall Men

Want to follow these Chest workouts tailored for the tall? Here's a simple breakdown of each workout:

Neutral Dumbbell Press:

Carefully holding your dumbbells, lay back on a bench. With your elbows at a 90° angle, slowly raise your dumbbells. As you push the weight toward the ceiling, twist your wrists so your palms face toward one another (neutral grip). Pause for a few moments at the top, then slowly lower the weight back down toward your chest and repeat. Exhale as you push up and inhale as your lower.

Targets: Your chest, shoulders, and triceps.

Benefits: Twisting to a neutral grip at the top of your press offloads pressure from your shoulders, and provides a harder workout for your chest and triceps.

Chest Flies:

Lay back on a bench, holding your dumbbells. Hold them directly in front of you, perpendicular with the ceiling and your palms facing each other. Slowly separate your arms, swinging them wide on either side until you make a "T" with your arms. Keep your elbows slightly bent through the entire motion. Slowly rise back to your starting position and repeat.

Targets: Mostly your chest, with your biceps and shoulders acting as stabilizing muscles.

Benefits: This is a great exercise to keep the weight low and manageable, while still getting a burn. It targets your chest well, and it's a great way to build muscle there.

Tricep Extensions:

Stand shoulder width apart and bend your knees slightly. Bend at the hips to a 45° angle. Focusing on one side at a time, raise your arm so your bicep is parallel with your torso. Curl a dumbbell toward your bicep, releasing your arm until it is straight. Done correctly, you should feel this in your tricep the most.

Targets: Primarily your triceps, while also toning your entire upper arm.

Benefits: You won't be able to tackle any chest workout with poise until your triceps gain some strength, so it's important to give them some love too. This workout is a great way to target your triceps without wearing out your chest. 

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