The Chest Workout You’ll Feel Till Next Week

If your triceps are especially sore after a hard chest workout, chances are they’re working harder than your pecs. One answer is to try and minimize their involvement by following a pre-exhaust workout.

With this technique, you isolate your pecs with a single-joint move in which the triceps aren’t actively engaged, like a fly variation or cable cross-over. With your chest fatigued from the isolation exercises, you then perform your multijoint moves with your triceps fresh, meaning they’ll be less likely to give out before your pecs.