Workout Routines

Today's Workout 40: The pushup variation circuit for a massive chest

Drop down to the ground and complete a few rounds of this punishing, chest-building routine.

Man Does Pushup During Chest-Building Workout
Duration 30-45
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

It's chest day. And while you could just do your same old routine, we pretty much guarantee you're better off mixing things up—and this muscle-building circuit is the place to start.

You'll begin with a round of lying dumbbell rotational presses, an innovative shakeup on the typical bench press. After that, the only thing you'll need to know how to do is a pushup. As you cycle through three challenging variations—mini-plyo pushups, incline pushups, and decline pushups—you'll feel the burn (and notice the results) from shoulder to shoulder.

Directions

You'll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you'll complete each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you've finished all exercises, rest for 30 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 5 to 10 rounds.

Depending upon your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest period. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.

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Today's Workout 40 The pushup variation circuit for a massive chest (do 5-10 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Rotational Dumbbell Floor Press You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest
Complete this exercise using a bench.

Exercise 2.

Plyo Pushup You'll need: No Equipment How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Incline Pushup You'll need: Bench How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 4.

Decline Pushup You'll need: Bench How to
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-- sets
10 reps
30 sec. rest
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