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Muscle detailing: The chest workout for huge, defined pecs

Hit your upper body with these 3 unique moves for a shredded physique.

Muscle detailing: The chest workout for huge, defined pecs
Duration 45
Exercises 3
Equipment Yes

For a broader, fuller, more three-dimensional chest, you need to step away from the compound moves you know (and overuse), and step up with advanced isolation training—moves that target your deep chest muscles. 

This workout hits all the right marks—without the bells and whistles of other unconventional pec moves. Put in the work, and it'll put the finishing touches on your upper body. 

How it works

Your typical program consists of a big, compound exercise or exercises followed by isolation exercise, or exercises. For this particular approach, though, you're going to chill out on the big lifts and double down on the smaller ones. Isolation exercises are a great way to hyper-focus and zero in on one particular muscle, as well as tap into smaller, more discreet muscle fibers. 

How to add this workout to your routine

For 2-3 weeks, couple up a large muscle group (legs, back, chest) with a smaller muscle group (shoulders, arms, abs) or a push and a pull. Shoot for 1 day of rest between workouts. Cycle back onto your regular programming after the 2-3 weeks are up. Rest 30 seconds or less between sets.

Watch the video for detailed instructions on how to do the moves, as demonstrated by Eugene Isaev (@eugeneaesthetics), an LA-based certified personal trainer.

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The chiseled chest workout

Exercise 1a.

Alternating Dumbbell Bench Press You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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3 sets
12-15 reps
30 sec. rest

Exercise 1b.

Incline Dumbbell Bench Press You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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3 sets
12-15 reps
30 sec. rest

Exercise 1c.

Decline Dumbbell Bench Press You'll need: Bench How to
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3 sets
12-15 reps
30 sec. rest

Exercise 2.

Incline dumbbell circles You'll need: Cable Machine How to
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5 sets
12-15 reps
30 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Bentover 1 1/4 cable flye You'll need: Cable Machine How to
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5 sets
10-12 reps
30 sec. rest
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