Workout Routines

Today's Workout 66: The 5-move circuit for a bigger, broader chest

Beef up your pecs and delts with this mass-building upper-body routine—and cap things off with a muscle-burning leg-finisher.

Man Does Dumbbell Flye Exercise
Duration 30-45
Exercises 5
Equipment Yes

Plenty of guys like to hit the gym and work on their chests. We get it: There's definitely an appeal to hitting the bench press all day, every day.

But if you've just been breezing numbly through the same old 3x8 chest routine for the past year, it's about time you gave your pecs and delts some serious attention—starting with this muscle-building circuit that will redefine the way you work your chest.

Hit your upper body hard with punishing rounds of mini plyo pushups, regular ol' pushups, alternating dumbbell bench presses, and dumbbell flyes. Then, just to switch things up (and to prevent you from turning into a top-heavy man on stilts), you'll do a finishing round of bodyweight squats to fire up your legs—and your metabolism.

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 60 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 4 to 6 rounds.

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

For more chest work:

Check out our favorite 45-minute chest workout, our chest workout for huge, defined pecs, and our dumbbell-only routine to build a colossal chest.

For a complete archive of our daily quick-hit routines, go to mensfitness.com/todaysworkout.

Today's Workout 66 The 5-move circuit for a broader chest (do 4-6 rounds)

Exercise 1.

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

Exercise 2.

Pushup How to
Pushup  thumbnail
-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 3.

Alternating Dumbbell Bench Press You'll need: Dumbbells How to
Alternating Dumbbell Bench Press thumbnail
-- sets
10 (each side) reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 4.

Dummbbell Flye You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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-- sets
10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 5.

Bodyweight Squat You'll need: No Equipment How to
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-- sets
25 reps
60 sec. rest
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