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    Is doing 20 sets of chest exercises too much? Four of those sets are warmups, but the other 16 are pretty intense. How much is too much?

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    If you're doing chest once a week, eating properly, and resting appropriately, 20 sets is good. I do anywhere from 14 to 20 sets weekly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonscott View Post
    If you're doing chest once a week, eating properly, and resting appropriately, 20 sets is good. I do anywhere from 14 to 20 sets weekly.
    No sh&t, you work your chest that much? I'll have to try this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim623 View Post
    No sh&t, you work your chest that much? I'll have to try this.
    20 sets isnt bad at all

    4 set warm up
    4 x 8-10 flat bench
    4 sets Incline Dumbells
    4 sets decline press
    4 sets flyes

    thats sounds like a great BB style routine. i dont think ur OT at all
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    you could do that twice per week no prob
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    Thanks for the responses. So here's another question. Would it goof up my Monday chest routine if I did a couple hundred pushups (not all at once) on Friday?
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    Only way to know is to try and see if your sore or if your strength goes down on your Monday workout. Sounds like a lot of push-ups though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownstown89 View Post
    20 sets isnt bad at all

    4 set warm up
    4 x 8-10 flat bench
    4 sets Incline Dumbells
    4 sets decline press
    4 sets flyes

    thats sounds like a great BB style routine. i dont think ur OT at all
    Ok, makes sense. I don't do warmup sets or decline but I do throw in dips.
  

  
 

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