Chest day? Find out how to cut your chest workouts in half to get better results.
Developing a mighty chest is arguably everyone’s goal. For many, no matter how strong you think you are, adding one more chest exercise might sound like a good idea. After all, the more you train the more muscle you build, right?
Usually yes, but there is a threshold called junk volume weight training. But Mike Israetel goes even further with this approach in showing how to cut your chest workout to see improved results.
Dr Mike Israetel has a PhD in Sport Physiology and is the co-founder of Renaissance Periodization, a YouTube channel focused on hypertrophy. He is the person many bodybuilders turn to when it comes to anything related to building muscle.
Mike Israetel showed how to cut your chest workouts in half to get better results by coming up with exercises for Kevin Brown and Jared Feather. The prior is a competitor in men’s physique while the latter is an IFBB Pro athlete.
Check it out.
How to Cut Your Chest Workouts in Half to Get Better Results
Here is how to cut your chest workouts in half to get better results. Israetel told the athletes to perform these exercises:
- Incline Smith Press – 4x 10-20 reps
- Machine Set Flyes, Push-Ups Superset – 4x 10-15 reps
- Smith Machine Skull Crusher – 4x 10-15 reps
There are a couple of specifications when it comes to doing this workout created by Mike Israetel. For example, the push-ups should be done on a pair of dumbbells set upright, so that you hit a bit more your lower chest and also stretch your pecs more.
The skull crusher on the smith machine is also better for your elbows, Jared explains. You should also bring the barbell to just below your chin, instead of doing the normal movement behind and over your head.
And that is the workout. Only three exercises (one of them being a superset) and you are done. Could you believe you only need to do these to understand how to cut your chest workouts in half to get better results?
To fully understand the mechanics of this workout, check out Israetel’s video below.
VIDEO – How to Cut Your Chest Workouts in Half to Get Better Results
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- Man in gym: Tima Miroschnichenko on Pexels
- perfect chest push up workout: Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels
- Chest: James Barr on Unsplash