Walk into the gym any Monday night and you’re likely to see the majority of guys working like mad on their pecs. So why is it that chest usually leads off the training week? Well, because big pecs are cool! Just look at the Terminator, Rocky, and Superman and it’s easy to see why most men covet massive, thick, and striated pectorals. The funny (or sad really) thing is, despite all of the hard work, very few get to display the kind of chests that make jaws drop and tempt the ladies to reach out for a quick feel.

Building perfect-pecs is not as easy as lying on a bench and mindlessly pressing humongous weights. It takes a well-thought-out, progressive and meticulous approach that carefully avoids the following mistakes.

Error1: Failing To Set The Torso Correctly


This is, in my opinion, the most common reason people fail to build the kind of chest they desire. Before even beginning any set of presses or flye, one must make sure to raise the ribcage, slightly arch the lower back and shrug the shoulders down and back. This position must be held from the beginning to end of each set!