Heavy Light Compound Sets for Chest
OK, so I finished the 8x8 program and burned a lot of fat. Now I'm wanting to get on the 5x5 program. Is it okay to incorporate 2 exercises for [the] chest on my chest day instead of one? My chest is real wide but not very thick. Any suggestions on this at all? I was thinking of doing dumbbell flyes.
My Answer: Yes, you can add flyes to your chest workout. You have 2 options:
1) Do 3 sets of 12 reps for flyes after your 5 sets of 5 reps for your chest.
2) Add flyes as a set extender to your 5 sets of 5 reps. In other words, bench for 5 reps, immediately pick a pair of dumbbells and do 10 reps of flyes, rest. So on and so forth until you achieve 5 compound sets.