What’s up, guys? Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.com. If you’re training your chest at home you’re probably a little bit limited. Why? Because you’re probably doing a whole hell of a lot of pushups, or dips. But you’re really not doing one thing that’s really important. That is getting some sort of adduction components. That’s what the chest does. One of the main functions is to bring the arm across the chest, not just out in front, not just out in front of us. Those two exercises aren’t going to cut it. Today I’m going to show you exactly how you can start doing that with some home exercise options. Yeah, you’re going to have to cough up $20, but I promise you, you’re going to have a lot more exe3rcise variety by doing so. So now let’s look at this, first of all. Why is it so important? Because the chest doesn’t fully contract until you get the adduction of the arm across the chest. Some would even argue in some research that non-expanding chest fibers can’t get activated until the arm is already all the way across your chest. So you’re going to need to do that in order to get a peak contraction, but we can do it with that band, like I said.It starts really, really simple with just a band crossover. You anchor it to anything sturdy, you stand there, and here’s what I like to do as key. I take the other arm – the one that I’m not working – and I put it out in front of my chest, and I contract it as hard as I can. So I actually have, not only just a target, but I’ve got activation on the other side of the chest as well so I can actually feel the intense squeeze as I bring my arm across the chest. I want to make sure that I can cross that midline, bring my hand across the other hand so I know I’m going far enough. Then we could take it a step further. We can now try to test our isometric and eccentric strength on that arm, and our chest that way by just getting into the middle and just stepping out. Increase the resistance on the band. You still keep your arm in the middle. The idea here is you’re counting your reps by the number of steps that you continually take without letting your arm give in, finally, and snap back to the starting position.Now, if you want to take it to the next level, I’ve showed you in the past, a version of a pushup that allows us to do some relative adduction of the arm across the chest, right? If our arms are fixed on the ground we could turn our torso, as you see me doing here into the arm, to get that relative adduction. But we can actually get real adduction at the arm if we do what I’m showing you here. You anchor that same band to something sturdy, but down lower. Now you get into a pushup position, you go down into the pushup. As you come up release the hand from the ground that has the band on it, cross it all the way over, and plant it into the ground next t you. Get a full contraction across your chest. Then from here, come back, establish for one or two seconds there, come back to the regular pushup position, go down into your next rep, and repeat. Of course, you’re going to work both sides, but this is a really great way to do a pushup.Again, it’s not all that much more difficult, and the investment in both time is zero, and money is just a little bit, and it will make your home workouts that much more effective. All right, guys. If you’re looking for a complete program that you can do at home with very minimal equipment, it’s over at ATHLEANX.com. That’s our ATHLEANX training program. And if you still want to just training with nothing but your own body weight I’ve got a complete bodyweight program over there as well. The idea is, guys, no excuses here. Let’s get the job done. Let’s train our chest the right way. All right, guys. I’ll be back here again. See ya. .