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40 Great Exercises for Adding Muscle Over 40

Best Life Logo By Alex Daniel of Best Life | Slide 2 of 41: This classic exercise is classic for a reason—there are few that will work out your chest as effectively and consistently. Just hold on to the bar, shoulder-width apart, slightly arching your back. Lift the bar from the rack, lower it slowly to your chest, elbows tucking to your sides. Lightly touch your sternum and press the bar back up in a fluid motion. And for more great fitness tips, here’s how to Steal Michael B. Jordan’s Hardcore Black Panther Workout.

1. Barbell bench press

This classic exercise is classic for a reason—there are few that will work out your chest as effectively and consistently. Just hold on to the bar, shoulder-width apart, slightly arching your back. Lift the bar from the rack, lower it slowly to your chest, elbows tucking to your sides. Lightly touch your sternum and press the bar back up in a fluid motion. And for more great fitness tips, here’s how to Steal Michael B. Jordan’s Hardcore Black Panther Workout.
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