Jason’s First Chest Day in 2015
Towards the end of last year I had moved my chest day from Tuesdays to Thursdays. I decided to bump it back up to Tuesdays this week. This was purely instinctual. I just felt like hitting chest. But I have a specific purpose with my chest training. I want to build it, and shape it.
This morning’s chest workout was a little unorthodox from the usual chest workouts you’ll see in magazines or on the internet. Granted, I do a lot of basic chest workouts and I believe in them. I’m all for going heavy on presses and ending with flyes. But sometimes your body is telling you to switch it up.
Chest Building Workout
Pec-Dec Flyes: 3 sets x 15 reps
Incline Barbell Press: 4 sets x 8 reps
Incline Hammer Strength Press: 3 sets x 12 reps * one-arm
Cable Crossovers: 3 sets x 12-15 reps
Low Cable Crossovers: 3 sets x 10-12 reps
Bench Press: 3 sets x 2-15 reps
Dips: 3 sets x 15 reps
The most important point of today’s chest workout is every rep was controlled and my sole focus was contracting the muscle at the peak of each rep. This meant I couldn’t go as heavy on anything. That’s a hit to the ego, but a necessary one. Although I do want to get stronger, my first priority is to build and shape my muscles, especially my chest. And you’ll notice in this workout I did bench press towards the end. I was forced to go lighter but I could really feel my chest burning out.
I didn’t realize how much volume I had in my chest workout today until I started writing it out in my workout blog here. I did some ab training after that followed by 20 minutes of interval cardio training on the recumbent bike. I’m eating a lot of food today to have fuel for tomorrow’s leg day.
Train with Passion,