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    How many times do you workout chest?


    I do it once a week. 2 times if I am on something but wide spread.

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    I try to get it once every 4 days. Sometimes i have to make it every 5 days. Depending on my work schedule...Sometimes it is only once a week. My routine is flexible to go along with my work schedule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akjose View Post
    I try to get it once every 4 days. Sometimes i have to make it every 5 days. Depending on my work schedule...Sometimes it is only once a week. My routine is flexible to go along with my work schedule.
    Ya I was thinking of doing that too, every 4 days, you think it's enough for it to recover for the next workout? I'm under the impression it takes at least 5-7 days for the muscle to fully recover and repair itself.
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    If you're like 99.9999999999999999% of people I see in the Gym, you train chest every 2-3 days. But that's all you train, and all you do is flat bench, and all you worry about is how strong your flat bench is....
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    Every 4 days for me also. So some weeks once and some twice.
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    Once a week. X-factor wouldn't allow me to do it more often than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CryingEmo View Post
    If you're like 99.9999999999999999% of people I see in the Gym, you train chest every 2-3 days. But that's all you train, and all you do is flat bench, and all you worry about is how strong your flat bench is....

    Ya I see those guys all the time. I do everything but I was curious since my chest seems to recover a lot faster than everything else so I figure why not do an extra few exercises 4 days later. My legs I leave for a full 7 day rest since i kill them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexParty View Post
    Ya I see those guys all the time. I do everything but I was curious since my chest seems to recover a lot faster than everything else so I figure why not do an extra few exercises 4 days later. My legs I leave for a full 7 day rest since i kill them.

    Yeah, I wasn't aiming it at you. I know AM members are the exception to the rule. I just get frustrated when people base your overall strength and even your fighting ability on how much you can bench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CryingEmo View Post
    Yeah, I wasn't aiming it at you. I know AM members are the exception to the rule. I just get frustrated when people base your overall strength and even your fighting ability on how much you can bench.
    Tell me about it. I can still get great gains by lifting moderately. But unfortunately the ego of the gym is based on how much you can lift, not how your body is defined. I do admit I fall to that once and a while, only when I see guys my age go there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmh80 View Post
    Once a week. X-factor wouldn't allow me to do it more often than that.

    I agree with that. The DOMS with X-factor are bad. Once a week as well when i was taking x-factor.
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    I train chest 2-3 times a week. The same with the rest of the muscles.
    I don't get why you would train chest once a week, when your chest stops growing after 48 hours after training? -_-
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rommel View Post
    I train chest 2-3 times a week. The same with the rest of the muscles.
    I don't get why you would train chest once a week, when your chest stops growing after 48 hours after training? -_-
    I also train chest 2-3 times a week. With proper diet/supps this should be no problem, I feel that once a week is not enough. When I do once a week it is only to maintain.
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    This is a very hard question to answer because how many times you do something is misleading. The problem i faced and just about everyone else faces is that they need to thrash a muscle everytime they train it. This is not needed, no forced reps are ever necessary, and training to complete failure is something you are going to want to avoid if you want to attack a muscle twice a week. A chest routine i would probably try and do if i was going to do it would be something like this.

    workout A
    incline barbell 5x5
    flys 2x10

    workout B
    dumbell bench 3x10
    incline flys 2x10

    If you are going to do something like this you should probably get away from bodypart splits.
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    I train my chest 3 times per week, but I also do full body workouts. I only do 2-3 exercises on my chest per workout and rarely do more than 2 sets per exercise. But this is just what I've found works best for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighter2032 View Post
    I train my chest 3 times per week, but I also do full body workouts. I only do 2-3 exercises on my chest per workout and rarely do more than 2 sets per exercise. But this is just what I've found works best for me.

    Same here. I train full body 3X/week, and as long as I keep volume in check, I can train it hard all three workouts and still recover with no problem.
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    i hit my chest once a week with a good hard workout, but then again genetics did my chest right
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    Genetics hit me with a puffy chest, but not a defined chest. I hit it 1X a week, sometimes two if the scheduling comes out that way (I.E. a Monday and a Saturday...or Sunday and Saturday in same week).

    Routine is usually
    Dumbells - incline
    Dumbells - flat
    Dumbells - Decline (1x a month)
    Flat bench press
    Butterfly machine
    Butterflys with cables
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    Every 5th day I tried all types of routines that is the best. Think of yourself as a starting pitcher
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    for me once a week is plenty.
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    5 times a week along with biceps....Duh! Actually just once a week along with back day.....
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    i worked on chest using only dumbells and smith machine for 3months.. now this month i started using only dumbells and straight bar... nice gains!!
    im currently on arnolds workout plan.. each bodypart 3 times a week,... followed by a 1 on 1 off for the next week.
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    So right now I train chest once a week. four, sometimes five exercises in a session. If I were to hit my chest more than once a week I should cut the amount of exercises? Same for other body parts?
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    I was using DC's rest-pause program and doing chest twice a week for about four months. Then the gains stopped so I backed it down to once a week with 10x10. This will be my fourth week on that routine so next week I will be going back to rest-pause which puts me back to two workouts a week. I think you can actully lower your volume and work chest three times a week with some success as long as you don't make that your staple routine. Keep switching routines and confusing your muscles. I've even seen some crazy programs where you do chest five times in a week but the volume is super low, no rest inbetween sets and the routine lasts for only two weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf0420 View Post
    So right now I train chest once a week. four, sometimes five exercises in a session. If I were to hit my chest more than once a week I should cut the amount of exercises? Same for other body parts?
    youll see more gains if u work chest at least twice a week. all u need in my opinion is at least 2 days rest, then on the third day u can rise again
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    I train 5 days a week.....and my chest on the monday and the friday.
    Im not saying its the best, or its for everybody - but im young and my body seems to regenerate pretty ****iin fast so i try to kill it on monday, and by the friday it ussually feels more than okay 2 work on again..
    then again i do take recov. supps, so i dunno
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamOfWeight View Post
    youll see more gains if u work chest at least twice a week. all u need in my opinion is at least 2 days rest, then on the third day u can rise again
    Would you keep the same number of exercises on both days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf0420 View Post
    Would you keep the same number of exercises on both days?
    Ya if u want... I try to go heavy for around 12-15 reps per set... In the begening of the week u can go heavy/low reps then at the end of the week u can switch it up and go lighter and hit higher reps... U really have to find what works for u. Sometimes u have to listen to ur body and not push yourself too hard.. Don't forget this is a lifestyle, not a race.... And if once or twice a month u feel like ur pushing to hard, don't be afraid to take a day or two off... It will keep u fresh and mean.. Just keep switching it up and u will find ur groove!
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    oh and ya.. I personally do incline decline and straight on both days but I do switch up exercises with the dumbells ..around the same amount of exercises on chest days
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    3x a week FTW

    I personally love HST as well as a number of the CW workouts form his book/t-nation.com

    I used to hit chest once a week and just destroy it and I got stronger every week but since I moved to full or upper/lower body WOs size has gone through the roof with strength at a steady incline.

    I guess it depends on your goals; a football player may want the strength but a BB'er would look for more size/definition
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    How many sets are you guys completing in each chest session?
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    3 - Because I do HST.
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    I hit it 1 or 2 times. I work a 3 on 1 off workout, unless i am sore or feel like i over trained. Then i take an extra day to recover. Works well at the moment, been workin out for 1.5 yrs very seriously without hitting any very tough platues
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    thats good man..platues suk, i hit one a lil while back... i stopped with that low rep crap and started going balls out again, and ive seen big results, gained around .5 inches n the bicepts (in a month) .5 away from 19s
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    Quote Originally Posted by CryingEmo View Post
    If you're like 99.9999999999999999% of people I see in the Gym, you train chest every 2-3 days. But that's all you train, and all you do is flat bench, and all you worry about is how strong your flat bench is....
    lol yep everytime i see these people every couple days and all they do is chest. im thinking wtf everytime he is here he is doing chest, thats all he does? LOL
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    Im up to 2x a week of high volume bench and gpp, pushups and heavy bag work usually involves the chest as well, I do some form of that maybe 6 days a week. Initially I was sore all the time and my bench went down a bit but by the second week Im lifting more than I ever have and Im losing bodyfat.
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    3 full body workouts modified HST. It saves time and energy. I try to hit weights every 48 hours. Any comments or suggestions?
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    I train it 2 times a week.
    3 sets each, reps go 12,8,6

    Incline Bar
    Flat DB
    Chest Press machine
    Upward Cable Crossovers
    Dips.
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    2 times a week usually 2 full days rest between:

    day 1 is usually heavy weight/low reps
    day 2 is lighter with higher reps for a good pump
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    I train chest 3x a week, however each workout works a different part. Decline DB Press & flat flys, flat DB Press(part of circuit #1), Incline DB Press (part of circuit #2).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CryingEmo View Post
    If you're like 99.9999999999999999% of people I see in the Gym, you train chest every 2-3 days. But that's all you train, and all you do is flat bench, and all you worry about is how strong your flat bench is....
    sorry dood i was training for a powerlifting meet
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