Beachbody's Body Beast Bulk Chest Modifications
Body Beast's "Build Phase" routines are quite well-rounded routines in my opinion, that is why I did not make too many changes to them. The "Bulk Phase" routines, on the other hand need a few more modifications to them. After each blog, I will explain why I made the changes that I did.
Bulk: Chest (changes in Bold)
Flat Bench Press
Chest Press with Rotation
Incline Bench Press (Bar)
Close Grip Press to Fly
Cobra to Airplane
I added a set of flat bench press at the very beginning of this routine. The workout actually has a good level of volume in it as-is, but towards my last round of Body Beast, I was feeling as though Bulk Chest could use just a little bit more.
The Progressive Set Incline Press, I have modified to use my bar and weight plates. After coming off a set of Dumbbell Incline Presses, as well as Dumbbell Press with Rotation, I think a set with the bar is called for.
Finally, rather than using Russian Twist at the end of the routine as the lone core move, I have swapped it out for "Roundhouse" which is a move from Tony Horton's 20-12 Abs, part of his 10 Minute Trainer One on One workout. In this exercise, you hang from a pull-up bar and lift your straight legs up and over, traveling from one side to the other, almost as if you are trying to get your legs over a wall in front of you.
Any questions? Let me know!