July 27, 2014

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My Top 5 V-Neck Brands & How To Fill Them Out

Ok, so you want that upper chest development AND you want to show it off once you get it right? No problem, check out this Chest Blast Workout guaranteed to add size to that stubborn upper chest...

“V-Neck 2.0”

Incline Bench Press: 12, 10, 8, 6

Increasing weight with each set.

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Incline Dumbbell Flyes: 15, 15, 15, 15,

Increasing weight with each set. This will be difficult, but push through!

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Incline Cable Flyes: 20, 20, 20, 20

Light weight, feel the burn!

Dumbbell Pullovers: 15, 12, 10, 8

Increasing weight with each set.

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Svend Press: 15, 15, 15, 15

Grab two 10lb plates and rep out some svend press!

Hammer Strength Incline Press: 100 total reps

Use a moderate to heavy weight and do as many sets as it takes to reach 100 total reps.


Now that you have a solid chest workout, lets talk about displaying that upper chest of yours shall we? Trust me when I tell you, I have probably tried just about every V-Neck T-Shirt out there. Here is my Top-5 V-Neck Brands ranked from the bottom, up.

#5: Alternative Apparel – The self-proclaimed “Perfect V” t-shirt from Alternative Apparel is a nice fit and fairly inexpensive. Is it the best fitting t-shirt ever made? No. The fit is not really an athletic fit, making the shirt pull in shoulder area. However, for the money, this isn’t a bad V-Neck and definitely worth a look.

Alternative Apparel

#4: Vince – Vince offers a selection of different shirts and V-Necks for men and everything I have purchased from them fits great. However, the price tag on some of their stuff can be a bit steep. If your looking for a more economical option, this may not be for you, but at least give Vince a look.


#3 American Apparel – Everyone knows American Apparel and they make some very affordable tees and V-Necks. I personally like their Tri-Blend Deep V-Neck T-Shirts the best. These V-Necks fit very well and are only $24, which isn’t too bad for a t-shirt. My only complaint is that they are a little heavy and only come in a select few colors. However, this is a great shirt overall.

American Apparel

#2 John Varvatos – This is one of my favorite all-around brands. I pretty much love any and everything John Varvatos. The shoes are awesome and of course all of the tops are great. I own a bunch of stuff from John Varvatos and haven’t had a single complaint regarding quality or fit. The V-Necks fit great, even with an athletic build and they last forever. The only drawback is of course the price here. John Varvatos is not cheap, but I can assure you that the quality is there and you will not be disappointed.

John Varvatos

#1 James Perse – My favorite V-Necks (and probably favorite Men’s Tops overall) goes to James Perse. These V-Necks are ridiculous. The fit, feel and quality are unmatched. The sizing can be a little weird, but once you find your size you don’t have to worry about it again, as everything is consistent. As a side note, women will respect your taste in t-shirts if you decide to go the James Perse route, which of course is an added bonus. Yes, they are pricey, but I can promise you they are worth every penny.

James Perse

There you have it – you can thank me later. Just remember who hooked you up when your boys are mirin’ your V-Neck game.

- Ryan Hughes


IFBB Men’s Physique Pro / New York City VIP Personal Trainer / Online Coach