Chest Exercises

Rate My Workout: Chest Training Made Easy

Rick H. from Pleasanton, California sent us his workout to review. Here’s what we advised.

Rate My Workout: Chest Made Easy
Duration 45 min
Exercises 4
Equipment Yes

Rick's Old Workout

  • Bench Press: 3x6
  • Incline Dumbbell Press: 4x8-12
  • Dip: 3xAMRAP
  • Dumbbell Flye: 2x15

M&F Rating: A-

SEE ALSO: The Ultimate Upper Body Workouts


Your exercises, sets, and reps are all well-chosen, so we have to assume the problem is recovery. Always leave a rep or two "in the tank" on every set. Your chest will grow faster with good technique and no lost time due to injury. 

Hold Back

When you avoid training to failure on exercises like dips it actually helps you make progress. 

Rick's New Workout

Exercise 1

Barbell Bench Press You'll need: Barbell, Bench How to
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1 sets
6 reps
60 sec rest
Take as many sets as needed to work up to 1 set of 6 reps using a load you could lift for 8 reps.

Exercise 2

Incline Dumbbell Bench Press You'll need: Bench How to
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10 sets
8-12 reps
60 sec rest

Exercise 3

Bodyweight Dip You'll need: Dip Station How to
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3 sets
10-15 reps
60 sec rest

Exercise 4

Dumbbell Flye You'll need: Bench, Dumbbells How to
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2 sets
15 reps
60 sec rest