Chest Pumping Giant Set Chest Workout #LLTV


Get An Incredible Pump With This Chest Workout!

Live Lean Nation’¦on today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m taking you into the gym with me for a unique style of workout. Since you enjoyed the lactic acid leg workout I shared with you last week, I thought I’d share the lactic acid chest workout that I’ve been using during my current phase of training.

If you’ve been training for a while using the standard, 4 exercises per body part, 4 sets per exercise, 12 reps, with 90 second rest periods…

You’re missing out on all kinds of gains. 

Get out of your comfort zone. Shock the body with a new training stimulus that hits all the different muscle fibers, trains your cardio system, and simultaneously burn stubborn fat while building muscle (yes, you can do it with the right type of hormonal triggers in the body).

This training stimulus is called Lactic Acid Training.

The goal in lactic acid training is to create enough lactic acid build up in the body via strategic exercise, rep range, and rest periods to create a surge of growth hormone. Growth hormone is key to burning body fat and building muscle.

One of the best ways to accumulate a lot of lactic acid in the body is to perform giant sets. A giant set is a group of exercises (in this case 4 exercises) completed back-to-back with as little rest in between sets as possible. The key to performing giant sets correctly is to set up a “circuit station” with all the weights ready to go so you can just move from one exercise to the next.

Here’s how this lactic acid chest workout is designed:

Lactic Acid Chest Workout:


A1. Barbell Bench Press x 6 reps

A2. Incline Machine Press x 6 reps

A3. Incline Dumbbell Fly x 12 reps

A4. Seated Dumbbell Clean & Press x 20 reps


No more than 10 sec between A1-A4. 3 min rest after A4.


Repeat for a total of 2-4 sets depending on your fitness level.

NOTE: the goal is not to set any personal bests regarding load (weight). Since this is a giant set, your loads will down, but be sure to select a weight that is still challenging. In other words, the reps dictate the weight you should select.

Enjoy your new gains (and the burn!)

X2Performance Pre Workout Supplement Review:


If you want to get a free sample of these to try (you just pay a small shipping cost), click here.

As I mentioned in my last blog/video, I was recently sent samples of a pre-mixed, pre workout supplement called X2Performance. I’ve tried a lot of pre workout supplements. Some good, some bad, and some so/so. In my experience, here’s the thing with supplements. Everyone’s body reacts differently.

For example, some people are highly sensitive to caffeine, while others can chug 8 cups of coffee in 4 hours and not feel a thing. So just like with movie reviews, take supplement reviews for what they’re worth. It’s always best to test things out for  yourself. With that said…

I’m going to review X2Performance based on the following 2 criteria:

1. Performance:

I first took X2Performance during the above, gruelling 4 giant set, lactic acid chest workout. The previous 2 weeks, I completed 2 giant sets, then 3 giant sets, respectively. So I admit, I was a little nervous going into the 3rd week of the workout where I was scheduled to complete 4 giants sets.

I took X2Performance just before leaving for the gym (a 15 min walk). By the time I was in the gym, I felt ready to go. As mentioned, the previous week I completed 3 giant sets and was happy to be done. This week, while taking X2Performance, I felt an increase in muscle endurance. In other words, I didn’t mind hitting that 4th and final giant set. Since my diet and sleep remained consistent, the only thing changed was the addition of X2Performance. Nice.

From a performance stand point, the only thing that I would have liked more would have been “that feeling”. It’s hard to describe but some pre workouts make you feel like you’re on top of the world. Loads of energy. I like that feeling. Some people don’t. I just wish it had a little more bite. So with that said, my overall score for performance would be…

Performance: 8.5/10  

2. Taste:

To me this isn’t a big deal as I look at food, drinks, and supplements as fuel. It’s what my body requires for peak performance. Taste is secondary. So I’ll be quick with this one as it doesn’t have a lot of weight in my mind. Some pre workouts have very artificial fruity tastes, which I’m not a huge fan of. With X2Performance, I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it actually was supposed to taste like. Regardless, it’s a quick, one gulp shot, so just chug it.

Taste: 7/10

But like I said earlier, supplements are very dependant on the person taking them. You just have to test it on yourself.

If you’re looking for more mental focus in the gym, more energy, and more endurance…

Try a sample pack of X2PERFORMANCE to test for yourself…

If you want a free sample (just pay a small shipping cost), click here. It’s worth a try!


I am currently participating in a sponsored marketing campaign for X2PERFORMANCE®, so I have received some form of compensation for this post. But all opinions are 100% mine. I am not a puppet. And of course’¦these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.” ’¦ thanks for that FDA.

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51 responses to “Chest Pumping Giant Set Chest Workout #LLTV

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  2. Brad what is the purpose of building lactic acid? Could you do a video
    going over it or just respond thnx
    Living lean

  3. thanks Brad. I typically do chest and back same day…can I do this as say 1 giant set but then do another “giant set” or superset of back (pullups, rows, etc.) and go back to the chest set and cycle through that a few times for my chest & back day?

  4. I see you’re drinking alkaline water, which buffers lactic acid… Seems
    kind of counter productive if you’re trying to produce MAX-Lactic (Ha! See
    what I did there since this is a direct ripoff of HMax). But seriously.

  5. I see you’re drinking alkaline water, which buffers lactic acid… Seems
    kind of counter productive if you’re trying to produce MAX-Lactic (Ha! See
    what I did there since this is a direct ripoff of HMax). But seriously.

  6. I’m new to your channel, do you have videos to help the skinny guys get big
    but stay lean diets? Or some advice for the skinny fat guys?

  7. That clean clean press is dumb. No need to do a reset. Would make sense to
    just pause each rep at the bottom. Your abs are barely worked, If you want
    to work your abs….work your abs.

  8. Hi Brad. Thanks for another great and awesome video. I’ll be trying this
    workout soon. I was wondering what kind of Bluetooth headphones are you
    using in this video and how do you like them.

  9. Hi Brad

    great workout. I did giant sets for the last 3 Month and since yesterday i switched to HIT. All in my home gym.

    Giant sets are great. Do you think it is more effektiv to slower down the tempo in giant sets like 3 1 3 or 3 0 3 or like this?

    I did before a training called lactic acid with 3-5 different excercises with 4 seconds for the upper movement and as fast as possible for the lowering – no rest at the bottom or top…..

    Greets from Germany


  10. Great video. Kind of hard to do this when Gym is full and have available
    the whole set up in those 10 sec. Im goint to try it. Thanks!

  11. Is there a certain routine to lose maybe 15-20lbs in 3-4 weeks??if not
    thanks anyways..keep up the good work:)

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