Crazy Bradley Martyn Workout For A Bigger Chest
Bradley is arguably one of the strongest YouTubers. Not only is he strong, but is shredded AF! It is safe to say his workouts are a little unconventional. Maybe his unconventional approach in the gym is the reason behind his carved physique.
Martyn is a constant reminder your workouts should not be boring. Watching his videos can give you ideas for new exercises you can try in the gym. Don’t get carried away with his erratic style. Try the exercises you’re comfortable and confident performing.
1. Swiss Bar Bench Press – 3 Sets 12 Reps
The bench press is a compound exercise which should be a staple in your chest workouts. Brandley Martyn takes this exercise to the next level by using a Swiss bar. Swiss bar, also known as the football bar lets you use a neutral grip rather than supinated or pronated.
Don’t forget this is a Bradley Martyn workout, he leaves no stones unturned in making his workouts harder. If you don’t have access to a Swiss bar at your gym, you can perform the bench press with a straight barbell. Using a straight bar won’t leave any space for the girl to sit though.
2. Incline Dumbbell Press – 3 Sets 12 Reps
The upper chest is a weak muscle group for most people. Some of them make it worse by not training it often. Incline bench press is a great exercise to target your upper pectoral muscles. Maintain a full range of motion while performing this exercise.
While doing the incline dumbbell presses, don’t lock out your elbows at the top of the movement. Doing so releases all the tension from your target muscle group and puts it on your joints. If you don’t have enough weights at your gym, follow Martyn’s lead.
3. Hammer Strength Chest Press – 3 Sets 12 Reps
Your workouts should be a mix of compound and isolation exercises. Compound (multi-joint) exercises help in building strength and muscle mass while the isolation (single joint) exercises help with muscle definition and conditioning.
Bradley is big on pushing movements in his chest workouts. Hammer strength chest press is the perfect exercise to isolate your chest and establish a mind-muscle connection. Focus on squeezing your pectoral muscles at the top of the movement.
4. Dips – 3 Sets 15 Reps
Dips are one of the most underutilized exercises when it comes to chest training. This exercise is incredibly efficient at the lower and middle chest development. Your pecs should already be exhausted by the time you reach this exercise.
If you feel body weight dips are too easy for you, go Martyn on this exercise and add resistance by using weights. The range of motion is the key to this exercise. Squeeze the living hell out of your chest at the top of the movement.
5. Weighted Push-Ups – 3 Sets 20 Reps
You can’t expect a Bradley Martyn workout to end without a kickass exercise. Weighted push-ups can be a chest buster when performed at the end of your workout. Most people do this exercise as a warm-up at the beginning of their workout, but where is the fun in that?
Knock yourself out with some weights on your back. If you can’t complete 20 reps with the weights on your back, ask someone to lift them off when you hit failure, but don’t stop without completing your set. Be ready to experience chest cramps at the end of this workout.
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