How many times do you workout chest?
- 05-25-2008, 10:54 PM
- 05-25-2008, 11:01 PM
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.
- 05-25-2008, 11:11 PM
05-26-2008, 12:38 AM
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....
05-26-2008, 09:36 AM
05-26-2008, 11:29 AM
05-26-2008, 11:38 AM
05-26-2008, 12:43 PM
05-26-2008, 04:41 PM
05-28-2008, 02:03 PM
06-11-2008, 12:47 PM
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? -_-
06-13-2008, 09:47 PM
06-14-2008, 06:12 PM
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.
incline barbell 5x5
dumbell bench 3x10
incline flys 2x10
If you are going to do something like this you should probably get away from bodypart splits.
06-16-2008, 06:07 AM
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.
06-17-2008, 01:10 PM
06-18-2008, 01:42 PM
06-18-2008, 02:47 PM
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
Butterflys with cables
06-27-2008, 10:40 PM
Every 5th day I tried all types of routines that is the best. Think of yourself as a starting pitcher
07-09-2008, 06:33 PM
for me once a week is plenty.
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07-09-2008, 07:54 PM
07-22-2008, 10:49 PM
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.
07-23-2008, 10:06 AM
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?
07-23-2008, 01:29 PM
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.
07-23-2008, 02:35 PM
07-23-2008, 02:38 PM
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
07-23-2008, 02:42 PM
07-23-2008, 11:46 PM
07-23-2008, 11:53 PM
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
08-01-2008, 10:39 AM
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
08-05-2008, 08:49 AM
08-05-2008, 10:30 AM
08-05-2008, 10:45 AM
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
08-05-2008, 11:44 AM
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
09-19-2008, 01:42 PM
09-21-2008, 12:31 PM
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.
09-26-2008, 09:32 PM
3 full body workouts modified HST. It saves time and energy. I try to hit weights every 48 hours. Any comments or suggestions?
10-03-2008, 05:06 PM
I train it 2 times a week.
3 sets each, reps go 12,8,6
Chest Press machine
Upward Cable Crossovers
10-10-2008, 10:29 PM
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
10-16-2008, 07:03 PM
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).
10-27-2008, 11:09 PM
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