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    Chest exercises with limited weights?

    Hello,

    I want to focus on my chest more but I only workout at home - I only have enough weights to make dumbbells up to 20kg. I have progressed enough so that traditional exercises with these dumbbells aren't challenging anymore so progress is stalling. Apart from increasing reps to >30, which would be inconvenient for me as I only have a limited time to workout, are there any chest exercises I can do that utilise this limited weight in a different way? Appreciate the help
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    Flys

    Get someone to balance plates on your back while you do pushups.

    Or get more weight if you are serious about your goals.
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    Originally Posted by throwaway2876 View Post
    Hello,

    I want to focus on my chest more but I only workout at home - I only have enough weights to make dumbbells up to 20kg. I have progressed enough so that traditional exercises with these dumbbells aren't challenging anymore so progress is stalling. Apart from increasing reps to >30, which would be inconvenient for me as I only have a limited time to workout, are there any chest exercises I can do that utilise this limited weight in a different way? Appreciate the help
    Pseudo-planche pushups. You won’t run out of resistance with these.

    Alternatively, do assisted one-arm pushups with one hand assisting with balance. Once you get stronger you can elevate the assisting hand and/or add weight in a backpack. When you can do 8-12 reps with 20 kg added and just a little balance support from the inactive hand you’ll be quite strong. But you will eventually run out of resistance.
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    Do flyes first

    Then try pushups

    Then put your feet up on a chair and do push-ups for the upper chest
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    Originally Posted by throwaway2876 View Post
    Hello,

    I want to focus on my chest more but I only workout at home - I only have enough weights to make dumbbells up to 20kg. I have progressed enough so that traditional exercises with these dumbbells aren't challenging anymore so progress is stalling. Apart from increasing reps to >30, which would be inconvenient for me as I only have a limited time to workout, are there any chest exercises I can do that utilise this limited weight in a different way? Appreciate the help
    Now there are short and simple exercises which tire the body rapidly, and so save our time; and time is something of which we ought to keep strict account. These exercises are running, brandishing weights, and jumping…. Select for practice any one of these, and you will find it plain and easy. But whatever you do, come back soon from body to mind.

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    This might sound stupid, but try doing pushups with your mattress on your back, if you have enough floor space to try that.
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