Powerbuilding Pec Pump
Today was a nice mixture of pushing some heavy weights and getting an extreme pump. You all know I’m a fan of compound exercises as well as lifting heavy to exhaust the muscle. I also like to add in techniques like supersets and go with a little higher reps on isolation exercises.
The heavy lifting is along the lines of powerlifting (although I’m not even close to having the strength of a powerlifter). The reps, techniques, and feeling the muscle work are in sync with bodybuilding training. Combining these is often called powerbuilding. I like to apply this concept because it seems to lead to a well-rounded workout in regards to getting bigger, stronger, and more ripped.
Incline Barbell Press: 5 sets x 12, 5, 5, 5, 12
Bench Press: 3 sets x 12
– superset with –
Dumbbell Flyes: 3 sets x 12
Hammer Strength Incline Press: 5 sets x 8, 8, 8, 8, 20
Cable Crossovers: 3 sets x 12
There’s nothing complex about this chest workout. After a thorough warm-up I dove right into some heavy sets of incline bench press. I went the opposite direction after that by supersetting some dumbbell flyes with bench press. If you’ve never done this before you should try it; you’ll get an insane pump! When I got to the Hammer Strength incline it was back to a few heavy sets followed by a 20-rep set (we used to call these burn-out sets). I ended with a few sets of cable flyes, squeezing the muscle at the peak of each rep.
I got to the gym late this morning as I’ve gone to bed late the past two nights working on a project at home. So I did not hit any abs or calves. I did, however, do my cardio after hitting chest.
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