Jeff Nippard, a science-based fitness coach, is back offering valuable information on achieving your optimal physique. In a recent YouTube short, Nippard revealed four chest-building exercises that emphasize a deep stretch.
Boasting over four million YouTube subscribers, fitness enthusiasts, athletes, and anyone seeking a physical challenge can reap benefits from Nippard’s content. He utilizes a scientific approach to training supported by studies and evidence. From perfecting your squat to achieving a lean midsection, Nippard’s comprehensive lessons of exercise have turned him into a bona fide star online.
Building a quality chest can be a challenging task, though Nippard is confident with these four workouts, you’ll have the tools necessary. Below you can find his four chest-building movements and why Nippard chooses to incorporate these into his training split.
Jeff Nippard’s Staple 4 Chest-Building Exercises
- Dumbbell guillotine press
- Three-second paused deficit push-ups
- Bottom-half dumbbell flyes
- Bottom-half incline press
Dumbbell guillotine press
“First the dumbbell guillotine press, this is a safer option for the barbell guillotine press which was popularized by bodybuilding legend Vince Gironda. Unlike the powerlifting bench press, use a flatter back, shrug your shoulders up, and flare your elbows while lowering down to your neck.
Now, obviously, if you drop the bar, you’re cooked so I’d suggest using dumbbells instead. If you feel any shoulder pain, try tucking your elbows on the negative and flaring on the positive,” said Jeff Nippard.
Three-second paused deficit push-ups
“Next, three-second paused deficit push-ups. Stack two bumper plates and hit a three-second pause at the bottom of each rep and explode up on the positive.”
Bottom-half dumbbell flyes
“Bottom-half dumbbell flyes. Dumbbell flies offer huge tension in the stretch but zero tension in the stretch but zero tension at the top. To turn them into a great chest builder, simply cut out half the range.”
Bottom-half incline press
“Bottom-half incline press. People clown on gym bros for cutting the range short but they may be on to something. Still include full range presses, but doing some long length partial reps is smart, just make sure you have a spotter.”
As a natural bodybuilder and powerlifter, Jeff Nippard is uniquely qualified to offer workout advice. He earned the title of Mr. Junior Canada in 2012 and held the national record in his weight class for the bench press. Using an evidence-based approach to building muscle, Nippard’s methods have been proven thanks to his impressive physique.
From looking at the craziest performance-enhancing drug cycles to breaking down science-backed workouts, it’s no surprise Jeff Nippard has managed to grow such a substantial following across all social media platforms. He encourages you to try his chest-building exercises that result in a deep stretch.
“These are four incredible chest builders that you probably aren’t doing that emphasize a deep stretch.”