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).
12-13-2011, 07:41 AM #1
What happens if you just work out your chest?
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12-13-2011, 09:42 AM #4
Pinched nerves in your shoulders, hunched over stance which can lead to headaches and upper back pain, elbow pain are all potentials. You need to consider muscle balance both side to side and back to front and the issues that can result.*Unaesthetic Crew* Disregard V-Taper, Acquire PRs.
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12-13-2011, 05:46 PM #7
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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