The STUPID Workout (Please Don’t Do This)

This has got to be the most common workout mistake among young guys in the gym. The root of this problem comes from the overwhelming desire to build a Big CHEST & Big ARMS. After all what guy wouldn’t want to be able to fill out their T-shirt with a thick powerful chest and big muscular guns?

Now there is certainly nothing wrong with the desire to build a bigger chest and arms, in fact I think it’s a good thing. But the problem is when that is your ONLY training focus.

The next time you are at the gym, just take notice of how many guys are working “Chest & Biceps” compared to how many guys are working legs. And keep an eye out over the next few weeks and you’ll probably see several guys who have fallen into the trap of doing the “STUPID WORKOUT” as outlined in this video… Huge Workout Fail.

Watch the video, but please DON’T DO THIS…

Click PLAY To Watch The STUPID Workout:

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To give you an example of how common this problem is, at the gym where I shot this video there are 6 bench presses and only 3 squat racks. I rarely ever have to wait for a squat rack, but good luck getting close to the bench press, especially when the gym is busy.

The bottom line, if your goal is to build a more muscular upper body than you need to work your ENTIRE BODY. If you neglect leg training than you are missing on a lot of potential muscle gains.

You see when you train the big muscles of the legs and back this will stimulate your central nervous system to release higher amounts of natural testosterone and growth hormone, which will then help you to get bigger and stronger all over… Including the “Chest and Biceps”.

So to maximize your overall muscular development and get the fastest results possible, make sure to cover all basis and include lower body workouts as part of your regular training routine.

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About The Author


Lee Hayward is a former competitive bodybuilder and muscle building coach who has been online coaching people since 1997. His work has been featured in several international magazines such as: FLEX, Muscle Insider, Muscle Mag International, Testosterone, Ironmag, and Forbes. Lee's main focus right now is with helping men over 40 - who don't want to be fat anymore - lose the gut, build muscle, and get back in shape. If you're ready to "Start Again" for the last time and finally build a lean healthy body that you can be proud of, just e-mail Lee to discuss a realistic action plan that's right for you...


  • Have you ever seen guys at your gym doing the “Chest & Biceps” workout over and over again? If so let me know in the comments below…

  • Shyam


    Very true…many people out there are ‘over-concerned’ abt their chest and biceps since they can just ‘expose’ it. Working out leg/back muscles wont provide that much ‘satisfcation’ to these guys since these parts are well covered under the trowsers/shirts.

    But those who ‘respect’ their body and who has taken bodybuilding as a serious concern, the’ll definitely treat all parts equal and will just target for the overall and complete physique.

  • leehayward,

    Awesome post! Replying to your question, yes i believe every gym has those “chest & biceps” guys. Sad but yet so true.

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  • jason

    Legs are the foundation. Earlier this year, I tried a squat every day workout for a few months, basically you begin each workout at the squat rack. Increased my squat by 65 lbs the first month, another 45 lbs when I was done, for a total of 110 lbs increase on squat in just about 3 months. Plus, I also saw increases in bench and other compound movements during that time. Back to 4 days/week plan with 1 leg day again for now, but may try squats every day after the new year. I like to mix things up so it stays fun. Doing the squat every day (including front squats, which are great for core strength), I learned that overtraining is not really an issue. I’m not working out just for looks, I’m more concerned about just being strong, and you really can’t be strong overall if you have weak legs.

  • Tim

    Like the video about leg workouts. I do have a bad knee, right leg. My left leg goes straight up and down. My right thigh goes straight to the knee, then the calf goes to the right about 4 degrees out of line. Have a hard time getting up and down with my right leg, so I usually get down then up with my left leg first. Are squats really that important? Spend a lot of time at work on my knees and they can really pain. Any ideas?

  • Francois Botha


    hi, did you get a reply yet? i want to know too