I noticed a few things this morning while working on some posing. First of all, I have a new set of stretch marks on the triceps portion of my right arm. Stretch marks are a badge of honor, far as I’m concerned. Few things are better when you’re trying to put on muscle, because stretch marks tell you that you’re putting it on so fast, your skin can’t keep up.
That brings me to something else I noticed, only a month into Arnold’s program for a second time and I can notice changes. Thicker chest, legs, and arms. I think the brilliance of the program is that it really pushes your body to the limits. You’re practically working everything 4 times a week, and your body has no choice but to adapt. Plus, it’s a lot of fun. The first month is full of different rep-ranges and exercises. The second month things become more stable, and you’re really busting your ass. Looking forward to that. Again, I really recommend you guys delve into this program and give it a shot. You won’t regret it.
Alrighty, let’s get it.
Pre-Workout: 2 scoops of C&C Muscle Milk, 5g of Creatine.
Intra-Workout: 24oz of Gatorade, 1 scoop of BCAA with a 4:1:1 profile.
Flat Bench – 145×20, 155×15, 165×12
Incline Bench – 185×5, 205×4, 225×3
I think I could have actually hit 5 reps on the 225lb incline, but without a spotter, I don’t want to risk it. I was insanely weak on incline just a short while ago.
Machine Flyes – 120×20, 135×15, 150×12
Dumbbell Pullovers – 40×12, 10, 10
Lat Machine Pulldown – 113×12, 135×8, 167×8, 7
Bent Over Row – 95×20, 145×15, 165×12
2 Arm Dumbbell Row – 30×12, 14, 15
Hammer Strength Ab Crunch Machine – 4 sets of 8-10 reps.
The super high reps are an insane burn, and has me feeling it in muscles I normally wouldn’t. Like when I do the Bent Over Row, my traps start to burn like crazy. It’s a great way to shock the muscles, but you mos def earn it.
Alrighty, buckshots, I’ll see you cats tomorrow for a Shoulder & Arms workout so burly, it works part-time as a lumberjack.