There are lots of different exercises you can do in order to build a large, muscular chest, such as the bench press, for example, which is obviously one of the best and most effective chest exercises you can do.
However one exercise that you might not have heard of before is the Svend Press, which is a chest exercise that was originally devised by the legendary Norwegian strongman Svend Karlsen, who used to be a regular at the World’s Strongest Man competition, and actually won the title back in 2001.
The major benefit of this Svend Press exercise is that it will really help develop your inner pecs, which are very often neglected, whilst also working your forearms, shoulders and triceps as well. Plus of course it will really help strengthen your grip.
It is very easy to perform because you just grab a couple of plates, hold them firmly between your left and right hands (with your fingers pointed forward) so that you are holding them right in front of your chest, and then squeeze them together and push your arms outwards to complete a rep before returning to the starting position.
Here is a video demonstration of the Svend Press to give you a good idea of how it should be performed:
This is one of those exercises that looks a lot easier than it actually is, but if you really concentrate on maintaining your form and keeping a strong grip at all times, then you should really feel the benefits of this very effective inner chest exercise from Svend Karlsen.
It’s best to start off with some fairly light plates to begin with, before moving on to slightly heavier plates once you are ready, and remember to really squeeze together in order to get the maximum benefit.