This morning was my chest day, which is kinda like ‘Super Tuesday’ for me! I’ll admit, I love training chest. And today was the ideal chest workout. It’s what I’m calling Hitting Chest from All Angles.
What this means is I did a variety of exercises to hit every part of my chest. I consider this a full chest workout and trust me, you feel the pump in every inch of your chest. I’ll go over the chest workout in detail, but essentially I did 3 different types of presses and 2 isolated exercises (also from different angles).
Tuesday Morning Chest Workout
- Bench Press
- 5 sets x 12, 8, 8, 8, 5 reps
- Incline Bench Press
- 4 sets x 10 reps
- Pec Dec Flyes
- 4 sets x 12 reps
- Decline Bench Press
- 3 sets x 10 reps
- Cables Flyes
- 3 sets x 12 reps
- 4 sets x 12-15 reps
Hitting Chest from All Angles
As you can see, we have every angles of pressing exercise for chest. Bench press, incline bench press, and decline bench press. I typically will throw in dumbbell presses in exchange for one of the barbell exercises. But I decided to stick with barbells this morning.
I also did 2 types of flyes which were at different angles. The pec dec flyes is performed straight out in front of you hitting the center chest area. For cable flyes, or some call them cable crossovers (I don’t cross my hands), I pushed them down in front of me. This hits the lower chest area more.
I ended with dips. I just did these using my body weight. By the time I had got to dips, my chest was already exhausted. So I just did several ‘pump’ sets to finish my chest workout.
Building a Big & Ripped Chest
I’m going to stick with this type of chest workout for a while. In fact, it’s pretty much the same as I’ve always done. But I generally don’t end up hitting chest from all angles like this. The exercise I usually leave out is decline bench press.
I want to make a special note for decline bench press. I see a lot of folks going super heavy on these. That’s great but I save this for towards the end of my chest workout. Also, you can see that I switched to a flye exercise (pec dec) before I hit decline. My goal here is to shape up my lower chest area. So I went a little lighter and did controlled reps. I encourage you to try this workout on your next chest day.
I hit a little calves and cardio after my chest workout. I’ll hitting chest from all angles again next Tuesday morning!
Train with Passion,
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