Chest Workout

Monday July 13, 2020

Chest workouts are a core part of building a strong upper body.

The chest is composed of two basic areas (clavicular head and sternal head) that benefit greatly if each are worked upon and targeted specifically. We recommend accompanying core exercises that involve the entire chest. Isolation moves, while they should never be the basis of your chest workout, can also be very useful for stimulating muscle growth.

For most lifters you will usually need at least 8 sets of chest work per week to maintain their gains.

Most intermediate-advanced lifters need at least 10 sets of direct chest work per week to make gains. Most people respond best to between 12 and 15 weekly sets on average.

My favourite chest exercises are

Incline Dumbell Bench press

Decline Dumbell bench press

Diamond press ups

Cable flys Dips

Chest press fixed resistance machine

I prefer using the above exercises as part of a push/pull routine, pairing a chest with a back exercise.

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