So many people like to do bicep curls and get frustrated when their arms aren’t as big or defined as they would like. The secret is that your arms consist of more muscles then your biceps and if you want to get them where you want them, you HAVE to train your shoulders. Strengthen your shoulders and everyone wins. You will be stronger, more balanced, and your grandmother’s cooking will taste even better.
Here is the routine:
30 seconds rest in between sets. Really be mindful of the time.
Standing Barbell Press: 5x5
Upright Row: 4x6
Single Arm Rope Cable Lateral Raise: 4x12 (each arm) See photo
Front Cable Lateral Raise: 4x12 (each arm)
Reverse Flye Machine: 3x10
Cable Reverse Flye: 3x20
As usual go as heavy as you can. At the end of the workout your shoulders should be filled with blood and almost swollen. This is a good thing. This means your body is sending as much nutrient rich blood to the muscles to expedite recovery. Make sure you get some high quality, nutrient rich food in you right after your workout.
Also, pick up the March/April issue of Arlington Magazine….someone who reads this blog mentioned this to their editors and I did an interview with them. It was awesome and I am very thankful for everything Arlington Magazine, Anytime Fitness, and my friends and family have done for me.