IFBB Physique Pros Brett Kahn & Chase Savoie’s Chest Building Workout
Men’s Physique competitors are known for their shredded upper torsos.
And if you’ve ever dreamed of looking how they do on stage, you’re going to have to train like they do in the gym.
If you have no clue where to start, have no fear, because IFBB Pros Brett Kahn and Chase Savoie have got you covered.
Last month, our very own Brett Kahn and Team Allmax’s Chase joined us at the Muscle & Strength Headquarters to destroy a killer chest and biceps workout.
Needless to say, they both left with skin-tearing pumps.
In the video, the two competitors are about 10 weeks out from the Olympia Contest. In hopes of qualifying and bringing their best packages to the stage, they must go all out in their workouts.
In today’s session, they attack their chests from several different angles before moving on to biceps.
The two implement several different variations and strategies into their workout to get as much out of the workout as possible.
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Exercise 1: Incline Bench Press
Brett and Chase start off their workout doing incline bench presses. Chase finds this exercise to be one of the most important in his routine. The upper chest is a lagging body part for a lot of lifters and to look your best on stage, you have to make sure it looks full.
Exercise 2: Incline Dumbbell Flys
After performing several sets of heavy mid rep range incline presses, Brett and Chase move on to incline dumbbell flys.
For this exercise, Brett emphasizes the importance of keeping only a slight bend in the elbow. It’s easy to over and under bend at the elbow during the exercise, so it is critical to pay attention to your form.
To target the muscle slightly differently, the two start off doing 7-8 reps at a 45* incline angle. After one of them has hit his reps, the other (spotter) lowers the incline to about a 30* angle for the remaining 7-8 repetitions.
Brett also mentions to hone in on the eccentric portion of flys. Doing so promotes the breakdown of muscle fibers which leads to a bigger and fuller chest.
Exercise 3: Flat Dumbbell Press
After finishing up on the incline bench, Brett and Chase head over to the flat bench for dumbbell bench presses.
Brett enlightens us that he prefers a light spot from the elbows or wrist when preforming dumbbell bench. It’s an exercise where a strong spot can put the lifter in jeopardy of dropping the weight on his/her self.
Exercise 4: Close Grip Cable Press
Next up, Brett and Chase move on to the cable pulley machine to do some close grip cable presses.
To do this exercise, the guys bring the cables together in an isometric fashion and press up and in. The lift really helps target the inner pec muscle.
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Exercise 5: Machine Preacher Curls
Brett and Chase have completed their chest workout and are ready to move on to biceps. When Chase first got to the Muscle & Strength gym he noticed a curl machine he has never seen before and wanted to try it out.
The machine allows the two guys to sit low enough where their elbow is flat against the pad, allowing them to really focus on squeezing the bicep during the concentric portion of the lift.
Exercise 6: Cross Body Hammer Curl
To add size to their biceps, the two move on to cross body hammer curls. When doing these, it’s important to count out your rep and hitting the total rep count for each arm.
Be sure to give this workout a shot and let us know how it goes in the comments section below!