by Tony Gjokaj February 23, 2020 3 min read
One of our goals at Reforged is to simplify fitness so that people can leverage it to transform their lives. This will allow us to create positive habits overtime.
The Chest is one of those beach muscles everyone wants and strives to develop. When I think of the Chest, I think of Arnold Schwarzenegger's iconic side-chest pose.
Now there are various strategies and methods to target the chest, and some of them typically get complicated.
In this blog post, we simplify the chest so that you may optimize its development!
The Chest consists of two major muscle groups: the Pectoralis Major and Pectoralis Minor. These muscles allow the shoulder joint and our arms to move in its various directions.
Many people will segment their chest into an “upper, middle and lower pec”. However, there are many ways to effectively segment your chest.
Our strategies consist of many ways to optimize chest development. Please note that most are suggestions and are based upon a general population from scientific research.
Instead of targeting an upper, middle, and lower pec, we typically strategize our chest sessions in this way:
The following exercises can be Barbell or Dumbbell exercises:
Chest Dips can be added as a pressing exercise. For some people, weighted dips can really add development to the chest.
Recall that Chest Isolation exercises really focus on "squeezing" the chest. We typically recommend choosing the isolation exercises that benefit you the most.
To summarize, we recommend that we train your chest with 12-20 sets weekly. This would equate to training your chest 2-3x weekly. To optimize your chest training, you should train your chest from various angles. We can do this in the following way:
As you can see here, the chest is a simplistic muscle to train. If you constantly progress while targeting these angles, you will develop a solid chest over time.
If you have any questions or additional information, let's keep the discussion going and throw it in the comments before.
Tony is the Owner of Reforged Performance Nutrition. He is a PN1 Certified Nutrition Coach and has been in the fitness space for over a decade. His goal is to help bridge the gap between physical & mental health through fitness.
by Tony Gjokaj October 10, 2021 2 min read
When I first started working out, it was because I was depressed and overweight.
I wanted more out of my life, so I started with the intention to lose weight.
At first, it was very difficult for me to get into the gym because I would always think about the pain it would be, and hated that I didn't see immediate results.
I did, however, feel the results.
My mood got better, I was able to sleep better, and I made better eating choices.
I didn't follow a diet, I just focused on eating more fruits, vegetables, and leaner proteins like chicken.
It took me a few months, but the results became more visible.
Then I was hooked.
by Tony Gjokaj October 04, 2021 1 min read
Today I wanted to introduce you to the Reforge Yourself 30 Day Mental Health Habit Challenge (A mouthful)!
In this challenge, you will complete 5 small tasks per day which essentially help you build some habits that will improve your health.
Rise to a greater potential.
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