One of the most important pillars of a modern physique is strength. From Day 1 (as you're about to see), you're working toward a stronger body. We do this because strength flows into everything else we do. Think you can build symmetry or power without strength? If trained properly, stronger muscle will eventually be a bigger muscle.
Modern Physique Pillar Strength
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At the beginning of each week, you'll perform lower-rep, compound exercises to build strength. Later in the week, you'll get into isolation and hypertrophy-inducing workouts.
Today's workout includes a 1-1/4 close-grip bench press. To do it, lower the weight for a 4-count, push the weight 1/4 of the way up, bring it back down to your chest, and then push it all the way back up.
The slow eccentric portion and the extra quarter-rep will increase the amount of time your muscles are under tension, bringing strength and size gains to your chest!
If you can't use all four pieces of equipment, look for suitable substitutes, or perform straight sets with short rests.