3 Unique Chest Exercise Variations For Growth With Ryan Terry

M&S Team
Written By: M&S Team
April 4th, 2017
Updated: March 30th, 2021
Categories: Articles Training
Tags: Video
A few days after winning the 2017 Arnold Classic, Team USN Athlete Ryan Terry visited the M&S HQ to share some of his training and nutrition techniques.

Just days after winning first place in the 2017 Arnold Classic, Team USN athlete Ryan Terry dropped by M&S to share a few of his training and nutrition secrets with us.

Today, Ryan talks about chest training.

In the video and listed below, you’ll find 3 unique chest exercises Ryan likes to include in his workouts.

Exercise 1: Flat Dumbbell Press (Time Under Tension)

The first exercise Ryan shows us is a time under tension flat dumbbell press. To perform these, Ryan likes to do 6 reps with a 2/0/2 rep tempo. Then he performs the remaining reps with a 4/0/2 rep tempo.

By slowing down the eccentric or lowering phase of the movement, you stimulate more muscle fibers to promote muscle growth.

Ryan recommends that beginners start out with 1 normal set and 3-4 working sets with this exercise.

Exercise 2: Incline Dumbbell Fly/Press

Next up, Ryan likes to target the whole chest with his workouts. What better way to do this than to incorporate 2 very different styles of movement?

Ryan suggests his favorite way of accomplishing this with an incline dumbbell fly/press. To set this up you’ll sit on an incline bench. Start off by performing a rep of incline dumbbell press, followed by an incline dumbbell fly rep, and continue to alternate these for the desired rep count.

Ryan recommends performing 3-4 working sets of 10 reps of each combo.

Exercise 3: Single Arm Pec Deck

For Ryan’s final exercise, he performs single arm pec deck flys.

To really isolate the muscle, Ryan grabs the handles and performs them one arm at a time in an alternating fashion.