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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. He is a PN1 Certified Nutrition Coach and has been in the fitness space for over a decade. His goal is to help millions exercise their way out of depression and anxiety.
by Tony Gjokaj April 25, 2023 3 min read
Exercise can feel like a chore, and even if you know it’s good for your health, the motivation to get moving sometimes just isn’t there.
But it doesn’t have to be a burden - by making exercise meaningful to you, it can become something fun and rewarding!
Here are five ways to make exercise more meaningful!
by Tony Gjokaj October 07, 2022 4 min read
Men, I know what it is like to be overweight and depressed.
Not having the energy to do anything but relax and sleep.
While relaxation and sleep are incredibly important, they can make us feel like we are not making progress in our lives.
And when depression hits, it’s very difficult to push through with exercise and weight loss.
But did you know that even though it takes time and some effort, you don’t need to get obsessively crazy over it?
In fact, with just a few small adjustments, you can lose weight, fight back against depression, and take your life back.
If you're serious about shedding pounds and pushing away those depression demons, here are five tips that can help get you started.
by Tony Gjokaj September 05, 2022 4 min read
A few weeks ago, my buddy Grant and I talked about nutrition.
We talked about how he's lost over 120 pounds so far with the weight loss progress he's been making.
This is all because he has been making healthier decisions over time.
One of the newest challenges he's facing right now is he's got a new job. He's working 10 to 12 hour days with physical demanding labor.
And what's been happening for him is that he's been super exhausted, he's not motivated to meal prep, he's having trouble trying to sit down and cook foods doesn't have the energy doesn't have the time.
So what I propose is five tips that you can use to live a more on the go fast food healthy eating lifestyle.
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