It’s January and you’re fired up for 2017. Your goal is simple: get freaking huge! But before you step in the gym and get after it, you need to arm yourself with the right routines. That’s where we come in. We’ve compiled workouts from some of the greatest bodybuilders to ever cinch up a weightlifting belt and answer the challenge of the iron. So put your game face on, turn up the volume on your favorite training tunes, and make 2017 your year for packing on wall-to-wall muscle.
CHEST: JOHNNIE JACKSON
Jackson is one of the few top competitive bodybuilders to also compete in powerlifting; he divides his time between moderate- to high-rep bodybuilding training and low-rep powerlifting training. Though not as wide as Schwarzenegger’s or Coleman’s pecs, Jackson’s chest ranks as one of the thickest of all time, and that thickness is proportionate from top to bottom and side to side. Heavy pressing movements form the core of Jackson’s chest workout, which is performed once weekly.
THE WORKOUT: CHEST
- Incline bench press: 4 sets of 6-8 reps
- Bench press: 4 sets of 6-8 reps
- Dumbell bench press: 4 sets of 8-10 reps
- Cable crossover: 3 sets of 10-12 reps