Stay Fit for Summer: Carve Your Chest

Chest exercises help boost men's physical appearance; they also help prevent women from having saggy breasts and loose skin around the armpits.

Perk up your chest without heavy lifting. These two moves will firm up your pecs in no time.

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Stability Ball Push-Up

Start in a position similar to the traditional plank: Place your hands on the ground a little wider than shoulder-width apart, extend your legs straight back, engage your core, but place your feet on the stability ball instead of the ground.  

Slowly lower your body to the ground. Keep your neck in a neutral position. Once you're about an inch from the ground, push yourself back to the starting position. Repeat.

Chest Flies

Lie down, either on a bench or a stability ball, while holding dumbbells straight up. Make sure your palms are facing each other. Engage your core and keep your back flat on the bench or ball. Lower your arms outward. Once you make a "T," slowly bring your arms back to the starting position. Continue this movement.

About Stay Fit for Summer

Each week from June 2 to August 29, the Stay Fit for Summer Series will offer a creative fitness circuit and healthy recipe to help you maintain your beach body. So get ready for your healthiest summer yet. Warning: You may never want to take your swimsuit off again.

Pair this workout with Not Your Mama's Corn Cakes

Join the Active.com Stay Fit for Summer: Fitness Challenge Group on Facebook to keep motivated. Then let us know how your workouts are going. Comment below with #StayFitforSummer.

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Fara Rosenzweig

Fara Rosenzweig is the Lifestyle Editor for Active.com. She is a fitness fanatic, yogi and runner who loves to try new activities. Follow Fara on Google+ or twitter @FJRose.

Fara Rosenzweig is the Lifestyle Editor for Active.com. She is a fitness fanatic, yogi and runner who loves to try new activities. Follow Fara on Google+ or twitter @FJRose.

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