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    What happens if you just work out your chest?

    I just started working out a couple months ago. I'm on a tight schedule, so I usually don't have a consistent workout program. On the days I do workout, I find myself doing chest and tris. This is pretty much what I've been doing:

    1. 3x8 bench
    2. 3x8 incline bench
    3. 3x8 dumbbell bench press
    4. 3x8 incline dumbbell bench press
    5. 3x8 flies
    6. 3x8 shoulderpress
    7. 3x8 skullcrushers
    8. 3x8 triceps extensions

    I rarely workout my back/abs/legs. Is this a bad routine? My upperbody has become noticeably more built, and I've been adding weight to the exercises fairly quickly ( started off with 90 lbsx8 with bench press and now I'm doing 175x8).
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    Originally Posted by zfa3 View Post
    I just started working out a couple months ago. I'm on a tight schedule, so I usually don't have a consistent workout program. On the days I do workout, I find myself doing chest and tris. This is pretty much what I've been doing:

    1. 3x8 bench
    2. 3x8 incline bench
    3. 3x8 dumbbell bench press
    4. 3x8 incline dumbbell bench press
    5. 3x8 flies
    6. 3x8 shoulderpress
    7. 3x8 skullcrushers
    8. 3x8 triceps extensions

    I rarely workout my back/abs/legs. Is this a bad routine? My upperbody has become noticeably more built, and I've been adding weight to the exercises fairly quickly ( started off with 90 lbsx8 with bench press and now I'm doing 175x8).
    I would suggest you find a full body workout circuit that you can do instead of just doing chest and tri every time you find yourself in the gym.
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    Originally Posted by zfa3 View Post
    I rarely workout my back/abs/legs. Is this a bad routine?
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    I'm definitely going to reconsider. Thanks for the input, guys.
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    Originally Posted by zfa3 View Post
    I just started working out a couple months ago. I'm on a tight schedule, so I usually don't have a consistent workout program. On the days I do workout, I find myself doing chest and tris. This is pretty much what I've been doing:

    1. 3x8 bench
    2. 3x8 incline bench
    3. 3x8 dumbbell bench press
    4. 3x8 incline dumbbell bench press
    5. 3x8 flies
    6. 3x8 shoulderpress
    7. 3x8 skullcrushers
    8. 3x8 triceps extensions

    I rarely workout my back/abs/legs. Is this a bad routine? My upperbody has become noticeably more built, and I've been adding weight to the exercises fairly quickly ( started off with 90 lbsx8 with bench press and now I'm doing 175x8).
    I'd say you definately have to work in back/abs/legs. You need a complete physique and you cant get it unless you train for it. Another big issue with that is, if you dont, that leads to muscular imbalances. They can start as visual, and for me it lead to an injury from training too much chest and not evening out my back. That was me though!

    Be sure that whenever you make a workout, that you even it out. If you do 3 sets of bench, maybe do 3 sets of bent over rows, or w/e you want to put it. Just be sure that everything evens out so that you have a balanced physique.
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    ZFA3, the body needs to be balanced because your chest will never reach its potential without working out the rest of the body. You must balance your physique. If you want to get bigger a lot quicker you must do legs and back especially with the exercises squat and deadlift. These compound movements release the most growth hormone through your body and create a spill over effect which in turn makes the rest of your body grow.
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