Intense 5-Minute at Home Chest Workout | No Equipment Needed!

By
Mike Kenler
January 5, 2021

Intense 5-Minute At Home Chest Workout

What’s happening Aliens?! Today, we are going to take on an intense chest workout right from home together. This 5-minute at home chest workout is designed to build serious size and strength in your chest. 

This routine can be performed as an intense finisher or you can complete multiple sets for a full chest workout!

TOTAL LENGTH: 5 minutes

INTENSITY LEVEL: High

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: None

Skill Level

BEGINNER = Complete this workout three times. Rest after each workout for 3 minutes, then repeat.

INTERMEDIATE = Complete this workout four times. Rest after each workout for 2 minutes, then repeat.

ADVANCED = Complete this workout four times. Rest after each workout for 1 minute, then repeat.

Perform each of the following exercises for sixty seconds and transition to the next exercise without a rest. If you do need a break, take one!

Each time you do this circuit, try to do more reps and/or take fewer breaks. 

1. Side-to-Side Pushup

Setup:

a) Set up in a wide pushup position with your hands wider than shoulder width apart.

Action:

a) Slowly lower your body to one side and allow your other arm to straighten.

b) Then, press upwards and repeat this motion on the other side.

c) Keep alternating sides!

2. Hands Elevated Pushup

Setup:

a) Place your hands shoulder width apart on an elevated surface such as a bench, chair, etc.

b) Extend your legs backwards and make sure your back is straight.

Action:

a) Lower your body until your lower chest touches the elevated surface.

b) Contract your lower chest to push up until your arms are fully extended.

c) Repeat!


3. Reverse Grip Pushup

Setup:

a) Set up in a push-up position with your fingers pointing towards your toes.

Action:

a)  Lower your body until your chest nearly touches the floor

b) Contract your lyour upper chest to push upwards.

c) Repeat!

4. Push-Up Hold 

Setup:

a) Set up in a standard push-up position with your hands underneath your shoulders, your back straight, and your core engaged.

Action:

a) Slowly lower your body until your arms form a 90 degree angle.

b) Hold in this position as long as you can. If you cannot hold for sixty seconds, lower to the ground and repeat this exercise!

5. Pec Crusher

Setup:

a) Assume a sturdy standing position.

b) Bring your elbows as close together as possible, allowing your forearms to come together with your palms facing towards you.

Action:

a) Squeeze your chest together and straighten your arms. Try to keep your forearms together the entire time.

b) Bend your elbows to return to the starting position and repeat!

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Director of Writing | Certified in Plant Based Nutrition at T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

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