Workout Routines

Today's Workout 87: The high-caliber circuit for a bigger, more powerful chest

Prepare to sweat—and build some lean muscle in your pecs and triceps.

Man Does Dumbbell Flye Exercise
Duration 30-45
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

Expand your chest and bulk up your triceps—all with this one four-move upper-body circuit.

Take on six rounds of dumbbell bench presses, band-resisted flyes, close-grip incline pushups, and crossbody mountain climbers to target each individual "push" muscle group in one comprehensive workout. The bench presses will warm up your entire chest, while the band-resisted flyes and the close-grip incline pushups will isolate your pecs and triceps, respectively. Add in some mountain climbers for a supreme calorie-burner. Whether it's beach season or sweater weather, your upper body will be ready.


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 to 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 upper body work:

Check out our favorite 25 strength-training exercises for the best upper-body workout of all time, our bench press workout routine to build all-around strength, and our 11 essential pushup variations for beginners.

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Today's Workout 87 High-caliber circuit for a bigger, more powerful chest (do 4-6 rounds)

Exercise 1.

Dumbbell Bench Press You'll need: Dumbbells How to
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10 reps
0 sec. rest

Exercise 2.

Band-Resisted Flye You'll need: Resistance Band 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
Perform this exercise with a close grip, as shown in the video.

Exercise 4.

Mountain Climber You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
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-- sets
10 reps
30-60 sec. rest