Burning out your chest is the key to getting that chiseled look that every man wants. Using really difficult body weight exercises helps tear the muscle tissue. Yet, most people stop there. If you want to get well defined pecs you have to take it a step further by doing what is called a Chest Burnout. This means that you target every fiber in your chest from different angles and you burn them out several times. This body weight chest workout routine is designed to help you do that. You’ll need a little over 15 minutes for total burnout and trust me, you’ll be feeling the effects the next day.
There’s a great article that I recommend checking out called For Maximum Muscle and Minimum Fat, Your Workouts Must Incorporate Both Variability and Consistency. It talks about the importance of variety in your workouts. That’s one of the reasons I like the workout below. Each exercise is unique and not the standard pushup.
15 Minute Body Weight Chest Workout
Every one of the below exercises targets your chest in a unique way and helps tear the muscle tissue to the max. There are 3 sets to this routine with 5 total exercises. You will go through each exercise for one minute and at the end of the 5 exercises take a 1 minute break. Get out your timer because you’ll be needing it. If you absolutely must take a break in the middle of a set, then do so but count to 5 and get back into it. The point of this routine is to burnout your chest and when you are not working out your are not burning out.
Body Weight Chest Exercises
Go through all the exercises once (and to total fatigue). Then take a one minute break and do them all again. Do a total of 3 sets.
Chest Workout Tips
- Make sure you have plenty of water handy. Drink a lot during the 1 minute break.
- Do some dynamic stretching during your 1 minute break. You’ll want the muscle elastic for the workout.
- Try doing this routine 3 days a week for 4 weeks. You’ll notice a huge difference in your definition. The Downloadable Routine is designed for this.