Push Ups vs Bench Press: Which Builds Muscle Faster?

Philip James
In Fitness And In Health
3 min readOct 17, 2021

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If you want to build chest muscle and upper body strength, which is better? The bench press or push-ups? Can you skip the bench press but still build a muscular chest?

First off, we need to define what a “big chest” looks like. If your idea or goal is to step on a pro bodybuilding stage then you need to perform a variety of chest pressing-incline, decline, dumbbells, and…

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