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Best bodyweight exercises for chest and arms?

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I am currently doing chin ups, dips and press ups although I'm not sure what the best routine is in terms of reps etc.


Are these exercises OK, or should I be doing something else? I'd ideally liked a fairly developed chest and arms, although I am not looking to be really big, only 'fitness model' standard. I know it will take a long time and a lot of owrk but I really want to do this.


Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Pushups with your feet lifted off the ground is great for the chest and dips with your feet higher than your hands are great for your triceps. For the biceps chin ups are pretty good but don't really single them out very well. Then there's the hard stuff like handstand pushups that really work the shoulders, triceps and a bit of the chest.

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Thanks for the suggestions, I will let you know how I get on with those push ups veggieprincess, they sound good.


I doubt I could manage a handstand pushup yet, I am still very new to working out and need to build my strength up first.


As for the biceps. are there any other bodyweight exercises that can isolate them well, better than chin ups? I have some resisiatnce tubing and have tried doing bicep curls with them but I seem to be able to do tons of slow reps until I get tired.


Could I maybe substitute weights for plastic bottles filled with water or something? I saw this being demonstrated in a strength training book and it looked quite a good workout.

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You can do all those things as substitutes but they aren't bodyweight movements...either way they'll do the job.


Yeah, I know, I was just mentioning it as another exercise routine.


I'm going to get back into proper training and diet today so I will let you all know how I get on.

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