Despite taking some time away from competition, there’s never a quiet day in the gym for the 7x 212 Olympia champ Flex Lewis. The bodybuilder took to YouTube and gave fans a glimpse of chest day and what challenges are thrown his way during a practice session.
Despite stepping away from competition, Flex Lewis is adamant that the best is yet to come. In fact, earlier this year, the bodybuilding phenom promised something very special in 2022 now that he has been reunited with his coach, Neil Hill.
Fans have eagerly awaited his return to competition ever since snatching seven 212 Mr. Olympia titles consecutively. However, his career ventures were put on ice after a series of personal matters and injuries have kept him out of competition. Lewis has not competed since the 2018 Olympia.
Featured on YouTube, in his Dragon’s Lair Gym, Flex Lewis gets to work and shows off chest day with Dom Cardone. Surely each time Lewis uploads a video, fans continue to count down the days until he is officially back in action. Check out a brief list of his chest workouts below.
1. Standing Cable Chest Fly
The cable chest fly exercise stretches your chest muscles from start and reaches a full range of motion for maximum muscle-building potential. This exercise keeps tension in your chest muscles longer for improved hypertrophy.
Flex Lewis started his day by getting the juices flowing. The 7x 212 Mr. Olympia champ powered through 22-reps as a warm-up.
2. Hammer Strength Machine Chest Press (Seated)
The chest press is one of the best exercises for working the upper body. While the chest press is known for targeting the pectoral muscles (chest) and then the deltoids (shoulders) and triceps (arms). The chest press machines are great tools when attempting to target several major muscles in your upper body.
The powerlifting phenom charged through 21 reps.
3. Dumbbell Press 120lbs (lying down)
16-reps while laying down with dumbbells lifted evenly. Then follow up with 9-reps.
In addition to boosting overall strength, dumbbell presses can help shore up discrepancies noticed on the bench press. This exercise is extremely effective in strengthening the upper body and increasing muscle mass. The key muscles worked are the Pectorals, Deltoids, and Triceps.
4. Seated Machine Chest Press
Following Lewis’ dumbbell sets, the bodybuilder gradually increases his work rate and finishes with 27 machine chest presses.
Pectoral muscles lie in front of the chest wall, and when it comes to strengthening that area of the body, there are few workouts like a chest press that get your pectoral muscles popping. Assisted chest machine exercise help prevent any errors in the form.
While Flex Lewis has promised a comeback, fans are still waiting in the wings. After watching the bodybuilding legend power through some tough workouts in a gym setting, it appears he is staying fit and on track for an explosive return in 2022. If all of Flex Lewis’ workouts are like his chest days, his gains will be noticeable when he returns to competition.