Alright, I’m calling this morning’s workout my ripped chest workout and there’s a good reason for it. Last week I felt a deep pop between my pec and shoulder during bench press (which was my 2nd exercise that day). I immediately racked the weight and went to a Hammer Strength machine to finish. I babied that area and used some Tiger Balm we picked up from Thailand.
My chest felt fine today but I was still very cautious. So my reps were more controlled and I didn’t go crazy on the amount of weight. I also skipped flat bench. Rather, I jumped on the Hammer Strength chest press again and made sure my reps were deep and I got a good squeeze.
Tuesday’s Ripped Chest Workout
Incline Bench Press:
5 sets x 6-12 reps
Hammer Strength Chest Press:
5 sets x 12 reps
Pec Dec Flyes:
4 sets x 10 reps
Decline Bench Press:
4 sets x 10 reps
I typically start all of my chest workouts with incline bench press. To me, this hits the pecs more directly. I ended up going semi-heavy on my last two sets, getting six reps.
I really love the Hammer Strength chest press for getting that squeeze as I mentioned above. You all know I’m an avid fan of free weights but I’ve said it in the past, machines do indeed have their place. From there I hit some pec dec flyes, another great exercise for isolating the chest and focusing on those contractions.
I ended with a free weight exercise, decline bench press. That was my last ripped chest workout exercise. After that I did some biceps training and hit the treadmill for my daily cardio. I’m scheduled to do bench press on Friday as part of my ‘Friday 5×5’ workout but I’ll see how my chest feels.
Train with Passion,