This morning’s chest and triceps workout was all about mass. Now some think of heavy weights with low reps when they hear mass. But to build the muscle tissue, it takes volume. As Jay Cutler once said, it’s all about sets and reps.
Tuesday Morning Training
Incline Barbell Press:
10 sets x 10 reps
4 sets x 12 reps
4 sets x 12-15 reps
Hammer Strength Chest Press:
3 sets x 20 reps (rest-pause to 20)
4 sets x 10 reps
4 sets x 15 reps (rest-pause to 15)
I’ve been mentioning German Volume Training in several workouts over the past few weeks. I’ve found that the 10 sets of 10 reps method is great for increasing overall training volume. So we started right out of the gate with 10 x 10 of incline bench press.
I lightened up my dumbbell presses and focused more on contracting the muscle and hitting a few more reps than I normally do for this exercise. I’m adopting a new rule for dumbbells. If I have to get help getting them up, then it’s too heavy. I picked this philosophy up from one of Elliott Hulse’s videos in which he talks about building up those supporting muscles.
I proceeded with two exercises for triceps. I also hit some abs and finished with a 30 walk on the treadmill. I’ll be fueling up today for tomorrow’s leg workout.
Train with Passion,