When it comes to beefing up your chest, the bench can be your best friend.

In this workout, four out of the five exercises—dumbbell flyes, close-grip dumbbell bench presses, incline pushups, and decline pushups—take advantange of the bench. By adding a little bit of elevation to your workout, you can not only hit every muscle of your upper body (including your core), but also hit those muscles from new angles for an even better upper-body workout.


You'll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you'll complete each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you've finished all exercises, rest for 30 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 5 to 10 rounds.

Depending upon your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest period. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.

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